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It says in the manual nothing more than 10% ethanol no e85
Yeah, I noticed that when I checked the gas cap last night. Probably just as well, seeing as I didn't get better mpg when using it in my last car. I am considering trying Plus when I fill up today. According to another poster here, they're able to get 400 or more mpg using it.
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It says in the manual nothing more than 10% ethanol no e85
Yeah, I noticed that when I checked the gas cap last night. Probably just as well, seeing as I didn't get better mpg when using it in my last car. I am considering trying Plus when I fill up today. According to another poster here, they're able to get 400 or more mpg using it.
I would love to get 400 mpg!! But they're probably getting 400 miles per tank, which is probably about 40 mpg being that they probably fill up when they're about 10 gallons low because that's between 1/8th and 1/16th of a tank on the fuel gauge if I remember correctly
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This may be a silly question, considering I've tried using the stuff before in my last car, but has anyone tried using E85 in their Scion yet? I'm pretty sure it's able to use it, but never really looked before because my last car, a 2012 Chevy Sonic LT, was able to use it, and my mpg was usually somewhat lower than when using 87 Regular. Just curious.
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This may be a silly question, considering I've tried using the stuff before in my last car, but has anyone tried using E85 in their Scion yet? I'm pretty sure it's able to use it, but never really looked before because my last car, a 2012 Chevy Sonic LT, was able to use it, and my mpg was usually somewhat lower than when using 87 Regular. Just curious.
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While he's at it he should try rubbing alcohol too!
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While he's at it he should try rubbing alcohol too!
I heard water works as well but oil companies need to make money so they're market towards people to use gasoline. Give that a shot too.

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While he's at it he should try rubbing alcohol too!
I heard water works as well but oil companies need to make money so they're market towards people to use gasoline. Give that a shot too.
Oh and vodka! Don't they have busses that run on potato juice? Why not alcoholic potato juice, it's like 2 types of fuel! Try that too, you might get really good gas mileage.
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Everyone done with their version of 'quick wit'? As crazy as it may sound, some cars do run on regular gas and E85, just as my last two cars (2004 Ford Taurus SES and a 2012 Chevy Sonic LT) did. I didn't think to much about checking to see if it accepted E85 or not before I asked, so I suppose it's my fault for asking an innocent question. Long story short, could we maybe try to be a little more courteous towards other members? No one likes to be criticized for asking a question, and when they are it makes them not want to ask any. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a forum, don't you think? We're all here to help each other out, so let's try to grow up a little. Now, as for me trying E85 in MY car, that's obviously not gonna happen since I now know, after reading the gas cap and BEFORE reading these 'helpful' responses to my previous question. I made a boo-boo in asking it. I've learned and moved on, and it'd be nice if the cheeky little jokesters would do the same.
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Everyone done with their version of 'quick wit'? As crazy as it may sound, some cars do run on regular gas and E85, just as my last two cars (2004 Ford Taurus SES and a 2012 Chevy Sonic LT) did. I didn't think to much about checking to see if it accepted E85 or not before I asked, so I suppose it's my fault for asking an innocent question. Long story short, could we maybe try to be a little more courteous towards other members? No one likes to be criticized for asking a question, and when they are it makes them not want to ask any. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a forum, don't you think? We're all here to help each other out, so let's try to grow up a little. Now, as for me trying E85 in MY car, that's obviously not gonna happen since I now know, after reading the gas cap and BEFORE reading these 'helpful' responses to my previous question. I made a boo-boo in asking it. I've learned and moved on, and it'd be nice if the cheeky little jokesters would do the same.
Doesn't it say on the gas cap not to use E85?

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Everyone done with their version of 'quick wit'? As crazy as it may sound, some cars do run on regular gas and E85, just as my last two cars (2004 Ford Taurus SES and a 2012 Chevy Sonic LT) did. I didn't think to much about checking to see if it accepted E85 or not before I asked, so I suppose it's my fault for asking an innocent question. Long story short, could we maybe try to be a little more courteous towards other members? No one likes to be criticized for asking a question, and when they are it makes them not want to ask any. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a forum, don't you think? We're all here to help each other out, so let's try to grow up a little. Now, as for me trying E85 in MY car, that's obviously not gonna happen since I now know, after reading the gas cap and BEFORE reading these 'helpful' responses to my previous question. I made a boo-boo in asking it. I've learned and moved on, and it'd be nice if the cheeky little jokesters would do the same.
Doesn't it say on the gas cap not to use E85?
Yeah... and in the manual... and most imports don't take e85, just a few American cars (Rams with the 4.7, Chevy trucks, Ford sedans and smaller suv's, and probably a few more)
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