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GM's E85 program

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PurdueGuy    72

wonder what it would take to make all GM vehicles flex-fuel capable? From what I've heard from farmers, older machinery have problems with seals when using high levels of eth. I would assume the same is true with cars & trucks (though I suppose that could be a bad assumption). Wouldn't think it would cost THAT much more to upgrade the seals across the board, then have big bragging rights & push this forward.

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Charger4U    0

i hope alot of gas sattions do have this fuel...this is great that there is an alternative to gasoline

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ellives    0

I actually hope some of the non-major companies supply the fuel and people start buying it. This would take revenue away from the major oil companies, particularly ExxonMobil which I consider to be one of the most corrupt corporations in existance today. Having more choices will also help me personally since I don't do business with ExxonMobil and go out of my way to avoid giving them money.

[* steps down from soap box *]

E-85 fuels NASCAR

I really hope that major companies supply this fuel, this is great to see GM in the center of it all.

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I been reading a lot about E85 the last few weeks. Autoline Detroit even did a show about GM's new E85 program. You can watch it if you go to Autoline Detroit's web site. Or check out GM's web site at livegreengoyellow that has links to other interesting sites.

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ellives    0

Here's the links:

http://www.gm.com/company/onlygm/

http://www.autolinedetroit.tv/autoline/watch.php?stream=1008

(The Autoline Detroit link is a video stream and require IE6 and Realplayer.)

I been reading a lot about E85 the last few weeks. Autoline Detroit even did a show about GM's new E85 program. You can watch it if you go to Autoline Detroit's web site. Or check out GM's web site at livegreengoyellow that has links to other interesting sites.

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MGZ06    0

I dont think major oil companies will supply this fuel because of the lower the 400% profit. . . hopefully someone like Walmart could supply it considering it should be alot cheaper the oil based gas. Now befor the flame war starts about Walmart. . . it's only an example to show an alternative distrubutor from oil companies.

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Drew Dowdell    4,988

I dont think major oil companies will supply this fuel because of the lower the 400% profit. . .  hopefully someone like Walmart could supply it considering it should be alot cheaper the oil based gas. Now befor the flame war starts about Walmart. . .  it's only an example to show an alternative distrubutor from oil companies.

Walmart already sells gas.

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VenSeattle    8

Hopefully, GM will combine E85 capable engines with hybrid technology, I think that would more than offset the faster burning E85 over just gas alone. Sounds good to me.

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MGZ06    0

But automakers concede that it's a dead-end strategy if customers can't get E85. Only about 600 of the nation's 170,000 filling stations sell it. Ford has begun a modest program to install E85 pumps at more stations.

Such a great point. Here in southern ontario, Chatham currently produces E85 with plans for a new "Next Generation" refinery here in Windsor, problem is there is no way of getting it.

When I bought my Sierra there was a "Flex-Fuel" option on the 5.3L, im now kicking myself in the ass for not going that way. . . instead the 6.0L has me stoping to refuel every other block :banghead:

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