Friday, May 19, 2017

Crown Vic tank #9

Unfortunately, both E85 pumps were occupied this morning, and I had to fill up with straight gas.  On the positive side, now I can see what my mileage on gasoline (E10) is.

I was at 107863, last tank was at 107580, for 283 miles on the tank.  I filled up with 17.293 gallons, for 16.37 mpg.

E85 cost 2.05 per gallon, E10 gas cost 2.25 per gallon, and premium cost 2.75 per gallon.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Crown Vic tank #8


E85 was $1.88 today.  87 octane gas was $2.18 and premium was $2.39.


I was at 107580 miles, last tank was at 107290 miles, for 290 miles on this tank.  I filled up with 17.919 gallons, for 16.18 miles per gallon.

I saved $8.09 by using E85 vs. premium, not considering the mileage penalty.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Acura tank #33

gallons e85: 4.011 @ $1.959 / gallon
gallons 87 octane gas: 10.240 @ $2.159 / gallon

ethanol % per tank: 31.55%
octane per tank: 91.94

savings per tank vs. premium @ $2.659 / gallon: $6.19

The car has 165,000 on it.

Crown Vic tank #7

E85 was $1.99 today.  87 octane gas was $2.29 and premium was $2.59.


I was at 107290 miles, last tank was at 107002 miles, for 303 miles on this tank.  I filled up with 17.807 gallons, for 16.17 miles per gallon.

I saved $8.09 by using E85 vs. premium, not considering the mileage penalty.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

How much ethanol/ gasoline is in E85

My buddy has a flex fuel F-150.  He also has a scanner that plugs into the OBD port and tells him how much ethanol is in the fuel.

His last fillup at Meijer was only 60% ethanol.  Before that he filled up at Family Express and it was 80% ethanol.

I borrowed the scanner, I'll try and see if it works with my Crown Vic.

Crown Vic tank #6

E85 was $1.18 today.  87 octane gas was $2.38 and premium was $2.88.

I was at 107002 miles, last tank was at 106699 miles, for 303 miles on this tank.  I filled up with 18.411 gallons, for 16.45 miles per gallon.

I saved $9.87 by using E85 vs. premium, not considering the mileage penalty.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crown Vic tank # 5

E85 was $1.99 today, I always like getting fuel for less than $2 a gallon. ;).  87 octane gas was $2.19 and premium was $2.59.

I was at 106699 miles, last tank was at 106432 miles, for 267 miles on this tank.  I filled up with 17 gallons, for 15.7 miles per gallon.  That seems to be what I get on E85 in mixed driving, 1/2 highway and 1/2 local suburban.

I saved $10.20 by using E85 vs. premium, not considering the mileage penalty.

The car is running outstanding on E85, you have no idea drive ability wise that you're not running regular gas.