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Old 02-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
silverongold
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Default can old e85= missfire?

So I have had my car sitting in the garage through the winter. Like an idiot I did not look into fuel stabilized for e85 (i am running e85). I have started it occasionally through the months to keep it running. Now that I have started driving it I am getting a miss fire code on all four cylinders. So, my question is as the title states. Could old e85 be my problem? or what else is likely causing the miss fire codes?
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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yes. E85 is emulsed. Like water and oil, Alcohol and oil are polar/ non-polar and won't mix. So they have an additive that allows them to mix, but if given enough time they will separate and cause problems.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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^ ^ ^ All that schoolin' be doin' you right Brian
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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he's got himself an edumacation there....
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:02 PM   #5
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also e85 absorbs water, and it really lowers the octane as when ethanol and water mix it's like some reaction, it's also how you test how much water is in it.

^on the emulsed, just swerve back and forth like a madman for a mile nascar style. lol (no idea if it will help)
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #6
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^ would definatly give someone a good laugh

and i say formual 1 style more so then nascar.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 AM   #7
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he's got himself an edumacation there....


Evidently, Mr. Brian is an educated man...
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