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E-85 is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Alcohol (the ethanol part) is more corrosive to certain engine parts than regular gasoline, so some components on a gas only engine will not stand up to E-85. Also E-85 will drop your fuel mileage by about 20% in some vehicles because it has lower energy content per gallon. But remember, ethanol can help support farmers and the US economy rather than foreign oil exporting countries. The modern engine control modules (ECM's) on many newer cars make switching between gas and E-85 as simple as filling up with your preference. Just be sure to check if your car is a "flex-fuel" vehicle first.

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