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To: thackney
On a recent trip from Montana to California I tanked up my 2012 Silverado on E15. My fuel mileage dropped from 24 MPG (read on my trip computer, flat road, speed control set at 80 MPH) to 14 MPG. How can reducing fuel mileage by almost 50% help us save resources?
30 posted on 05/16/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: Ben Mugged

It sounds like the onboard computer wasn’t programmed for fuel with that much ethanol. It couldn’t tell it from bad gas and pessimistic parameters were used. You’d sacrifice something in energy content with an extra 5% ethanol, but that much makes no engineering sense.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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