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Can you put E85 gasoline in a 1993 Jeep Cheeroke and not have problems? I do not believe it

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Not a good idea. The older rubber fuel hoses and parts in the carburetor were never made to have contact with the alcohol (even E90), and they can develop leaks or have trouble metering pressures correctly.
There are products on the market, made mostly for lawnmowers, etc. that supposedly compensate for the Ethanol, but using them in a full tank for a vehicle will start to get expensive.

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Testimonial: "Thank you , I have a friend who has been using e85 because guy told her it would not be a problem. He has issues.... He had told her government lying, its fine. told her to change back winter is coming and she does not need to be stranded it is her only transportation."

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    There are no vehicles in north america that can run on E85 & it isn't avail for the most part You fai to know what E85 even is It is 85% Alcohol Only E10 can be sold in USA Also no 1993 vehicle has a carburator Don't listen to anyone about anything E85 is for hybrid vehicle mad in the last couple years that can run on two fuels no other vehicles

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

    Sorry Dale - Meant to say E10 in my comment.

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

    Add a Comment - However, E85 is available in some locations in the midwest, and the term for vehicles that can accept is is "FlexFuel"

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

    How can you tell if a your vehicle is Flex-Fuel compatible?Hybrids are Gas/Diesel plus electric vehicles,

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

    And this editor screen is totally hosed - closing comments and starting new ones over and over - sorry for that. Suffice it to say, if you have a yellow gas cap or you see "E85 compatible" under the gas cover, you're OK. Otherwise, it will cause damage. Most hybrids with gas engines are E85 compatible, but it's not the hybrid aspect that makes them compatible, it's the way the fuel system is set up. Oh, and where to find Ethanol mix gas (E15 and above)?

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    Tom Campbell Nov 08, 2013

    Note also that your friend may have been talking about E10 fuel, which has 10% ethanol added, particularly in winter months, and especially in areas with smog problems. Ethanol in the mixture cuts back on the particular gasses that can cause smog problems and is in almost all fuel year round now. It can and does damage older fuel lines, and as well as lawn mowers and other small engines that still use carbuerators.


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