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    Question Flex Fuel Vehicles - Where do you buy the fuel?

    Ok...now I have been seeing a lot of vehicles lately with the "Flex Fuel E85" tags/insignias on the back of them by the trunk etc and it made me want to reserach. A lot of the articles I read were dated 2006 when this new technolgy first came out...the rest was just message boards with people babbling car lingo which I dont understand.

    Now that I know what it is (the basic concept)...I was wondering:

    (1) Where does one go to buy that special fuel?
    (2) Is it widely available at every gas station?
    (3) Or are all the cars coming out with this new fuel technology have some sort of ratio metre/gauge/computer that adjusts itself when you use regular gasoline and the E85 fuels?
    (4) Can you mix regular gas and the E85 fuel in the tank at the same time?

    Anyone out there know more about this or can y'all point me to a good site/source for me to help further my knowledge?

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    my mom had to rent a car like that and she pumped regular gas into it and it worked fine. other than that experience i dont know anything about them.

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    We have a company right here in town that was pretty much first in the area to even go that route. They have a pump right at the regular gas station, but it is just not with the other pumps. I wish that my car had that ability cause that gas is a lot cheaper.

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    We had a 1999 Ford Ranger truck that used E85. We now have a 2007 Ford F150 truck that uses it. It is cheaper but the mileage goes way down. You can mix E85 and regular no problem. Here in Indianapolis you can only get it at Meijier's or an independent truck stop called Joe's Junction.

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    Thumbs up E85 Links

    E85 fueling stations and general info:
    http://www.e85refueling.com/

    E85 Conversion Kit:
    http://www.change2e85.com/servlet/StoreFront

    Installation video for above kit:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXajLGqafyk

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    There aren't any stations within a 30 mile radius of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal_z View Post
    E85 fueling stations and general info:
    http://www.e85refueling.com/

    E85 Conversion Kit:
    http://www.change2e85.com/servlet/StoreFront

    Installation video for above kit:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXajLGqafyk
    Thanks for the helpful links.

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