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What would I have to do to run E85 in my 04 Titan? This guy that runs the e85 station here say he could convert any car for $500.Im assuming its some sort of plug and play module but not really sure.
 

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It's gonna prolly cost you some $$ to do it, but like PRJ said why would you want to - I have several friends that have E85 on their Tahoe's and they hate using it cause of just that..the gas mileage. I think they told me they lost several miles per gallon and to me that's not worth the $$ I would have to spend to put E85 on my 04
 

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First of all, you can not just convert it into E85 for $500. You have to change lot of things like injectors, seals, tubing, lines, etc. The things that are your engine will not react the same as they react to gasoline. E85 can eat them/ rust them quicker. Materials used in the fuel system for E-85 (FFV)are different then the conventional gasoline engine.
There was actually a good program on it 2 weeks ago on TV and they said the samthings I mentioned above.

Second, my 08 Titan is a FFV and book says it will loose atleast 4 miles/ gallon when using E85 and currently in SC E85 is just 15 cents cheaper then gasoline. So I'm not planning to use it anytime.
 

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I was just gonna use it for more of an enviromental use then anything else.I dont drive the truck often so ecomony isnt much of a issue
 

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Environmental use is the whole misconception about this E85 thing. The theory is E85 extends our use of gas supplies and is supposed to burn cleaner. But if your MPGs are less that means more frequent stops to the gas station. So there is really no gain. Problem is "my government" who I always trust in, is pushing the E85.
 

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guls said:
First of all, you can not just convert it into E85 for $500. You have to change lot of things like injectors, seals, tubing, lines, etc. The things that are your engine will not react the same as they react to gasoline. E85 can eat them/ rust them quicker. Materials used in the fuel system for E-85 (FFV)are different then the conventional gasoline engine.
The above is true only for older cars. Most new cars already have alcohol tolerant fuel systems-->in order to be able to use E10 which is probably what you are driving right now.
As to the injectors, you have two options. Run larger injectors with the same pulse time or run your current injectors longer to deliver more fuel. The conversion boxes for newer cars do the latter.
Running a newer car on E85 is not that big a deal but I agree with those in the "why would you want to?" camp. E85 isn't the answer to our energy woes despite the attestations of our current administration.
 

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E-85 is all part of a big conspiracy to drive up the price of corn.lol
 

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guls said:
First of all, you can not just convert it into E85 for $500. You have to change lot of things like injectors, seals, tubing, lines, etc. The things that are your engine will not react the same as they react to gasoline. E85 can eat them/ rust them quicker. Materials used in the fuel system for E-85 (FFV)are different then the conventional gasoline engine.
There was actually a good program on it 2 weeks ago on TV and they said the samthings I mentioned above.

Second, my 08 Titan is a FFV and book says it will loose atleast 4 miles/ gallon when using E85 and currently in SC E85 is just 15 cents cheaper then gasoline. So I'm not planning to use it anytime.
You know I found a sticker in my manual that stated the mileage difference between running E85 and standard gas. I thought it was a mistake because no one mentioned at the dealership about the 08 being a FFV... Not that I would run E85 but are all 08 engines FFV?
 
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