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Old 07-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried E85 in their Reno?
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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might be wrong but the reno and forenza don't come with the flex-fuel option. E85 burns like alcohol and the injectors and pump wouldn't be able to handle the amount of fuel needed to run the motor.

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E85 is corrosive to normal fuel system components. The E-85 Impala is tuned for E85 or Gasoline use but the real difference is in the corrosion resistant components that cost GM around 100-200 bucks out of pocket and are a no-cost option to the consumer.
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there are a lot of GM cars that have the option even though they don't say flex-fuel on them. there's a list somewhere that has all the older vehicles that can run on it without harm.
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Has anyone tried E85 in their Reno?
Why do you ask?
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E85 burns alot hotter, it needs stonger components as well as different fuel ratios, new injectors, etc.. you'd have to sink a decent amount of cash inorder to make your reno safely run on E85
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there was a company working on an E85 conversion for the lacetti. My problem is, E85 isn't sold here.
Normal Gas has some methonal in it already. Its problem is, it may burn hotter, but you need more of it to produce the same BTUs gasoline does
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So to run a conversion kit, if available, in the forenza would be a wash. Although E85 is cheaper you would burn more than conventional gas?
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You would need more to get the same power. Its cheeper yes, but the infrastructure isn't around to support it yet, atleast here in So Cal. I have yet to see one E85 pump here.

MasterBiscuit was looking at doing this, but I haven't heard anything from him recently.
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We got like 4 pumps here in SA, one about 1 mile from my house so it wouldn't be to bad to get it and it's like 50 cent cheaper than regular gas. But if you use more to get the same power then it's kinda not even worth it.
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