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Sheetz E85 Fuel in a Tundra

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Blankcheese, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Aug 13, 2016 at 4:40 AM
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    Blankcheese

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    I'm passing through NC in Sept and want to load my 38 gallon tank with some of that Sheetz $1.57 E85 on Exit 95. Can anyone tell me how the 5.7L runs on it?

    I just used it recently in a flex fuel rental minivan and didn't notice anything different. But also didn't care much either.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    I've never ran it, but if you do, the manual says do an oil change at 2500 miles... To me, that's enough not to
     
  3. Aug 13, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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    Be careful running E85, odd things can happen. There haven't been reports of direct damage, but some vehicles won't reset the readiness monitors if you're running E85. I have a document (attached) that lists info for some vehicles, but it was published in 2012 and doesn't cover new models. I can't find anything more recent. The one positive is that if there's any varnish or gunk in the injectors, a tank of E85 will flush it out.
     

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  4. Aug 13, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    E85 is cheaper but less efficient. $$ ends up being about the same. With that in mind it's not really worth it to switch back and forth. Run a higher risk of something going wrong.
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:59 AM
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    Well that settles that, thanks guys!
     
  6. Aug 14, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Saving the world from e85 one truck at a time!
     
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