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I switched my 07 Escalade over to E85 last week.

I have been logging the gallons I use towing my racecar to the track and back for the past 5 weeks running on gassoline. Everytime the gallons I have used has been 9.6-9.7 gallons on gasoline. I always drive as easy as I can and try to save gas on the trip.

Yesterday I was running on E85 and made the same trip to the track. I always take the same route as well. It used 9.6 gallons of E85.

The E85 was $3.199 a gallon. 87 ocatane gas was $4.049.
9.6 gallons of 104 octane E85 cost $30.71
9.6 gallons of 87 octane gas cost $39.35

I am going saturday and see if I get the same results again.
I was really suprised to see it match gas.

If it does it again then it cost 26% more money to run gasoline for me.
 

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interesting. i've always heard E85 got worse mileage. i'm glad you tested it... i wonder if that was just misinformation spread by the tree huggers who want to do away with the awful internal combustion engines cuz they kill the trees and stuff :lol:
 

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I have heard different things and it makes sense that you would get less. I was very shocked that I got the same mpg. I will be sure to post results from the second trip though.
 

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are you mixing your fuels,you must empty your tank as much as pos before refueling with e 85...i dont know why? but i think it will make a definate difference in your mileage.at least it did for my impala

i went 430 some miles on 87 reg.on e85 only went 360 some per tankfull
concider yourself lucky, here in detroit only a few stations carry e 85 and its only 20-30 cents cheaper.
 

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I am using pure E85. All the regular gas is out for sure.

After driving around town etc. I do notice a loss in MPG. It seems like not so much while towing for some reason, but cruising around town not towing I did lose some MPG.
 

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wow thats great! they need to make conversion kits more readily available, and reasonably priced.

my landlord uses it in all his vehicles an old s10 like 88,his jeep, motorcycle, i think even in his dixie chopper, but not sure. he swears by the stuff.. says he gets a little less mileage per tank, but costs alot less to fill up, so he is still saving money there.
 

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You guys are lucky. There's no E85 fill-ups in my area :( booo
I just found this one. It was not even on the list of stations. I found it one some small site along with one coming soon on the other side of town.
 

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wow thats great! they need to make conversion kits more readily available, and reasonably priced.

my landlord uses it in all his vehicles an old s10 like 88,his jeep, motorcycle, i think even in his dixie chopper, but not sure. he swears by the stuff.. says he gets a little less mileage per tank, but costs alot less to fill up, so he is still saving money there.
I hope he realizes the corrosiveness of E85 and the risks he runs of damaging his fuel system running it in no converted vehicles.
 

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You have an Escalade. You're not supposed to worry about gas. :)
LOL, I better not worry I traded my CTS for this.

Even if I were not saving I still would do it. I would much rather spend the money on american fuel rather than imported fuel.
 

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[/QUOTE]Even if I were not saving I still would do it. I would much rather spend the money on american fuel rather than imported fuel.[/QUOTE]

Amen to that! I wish I could use E85 instead of Jockey Juice (just came up with that slang term in my head) :lol:
 

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Remember, E85 DOES burn faster than gasoline, so you will have to fill up more often. But to offset that, even though you fill up about three times a week, instead of once, you will still be saving almost a dollar and fifteen cents per gallon, over gasoline.
 
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