DustyS Posted January 26, 2005 Report Share Posted January 26, 2005 My friend and I know a nice single gal who was given an Aurora 4.0 from her parents. It's a fine vehicle. She is a great person, with limited knowledge of automotive subjects. A few weeks ago, she was conversing about the check engine light being on in her Aurora. She described some minor drivability issues, but didn't seem too concerned. We presumed a possible EGR issue, but never did check the car. In a recent discussion, she explained how she was using E85 fuel for quite some time, and switching back to 'normal' gasoline has stopped the slight drivability problems and the check engine light is off. From the way she explains, there are no noticable after-effects to the car. All is well, and she just won't use the E85 any longer for its lower cost. Now, we assumed using E85 where it is not applicable may harm engine and fuel systems quite seriously! Should she be watching for problems to arise? What happens when a NON-FFV engine is given E85?..Guru? Is it hard on injectors, cat-con, EGR, pistons....etc? Are there no side effects, except rough drivability? Even when using E85 in her Ford Ranger FFV 3.0, my friend complains of lost power and reduced mpg. I am going to try some in my dad's Taurus, for personal experimentation. He hasn't used it, to my knowledge, or if he has he hasn't complained of issues. If the effects are null, it may be interesting to experiment with some in the Stratus, for fun; of course it's PCM may be too stupid to deal with the change, LOL. Ideas? PS-I did a search but retreived nothing, so sorry if repetitive. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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