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Old 02-13-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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E85 use

anybody know if it is ok to us E85 in our cars? i know mine is old, but it appears that it shouldn't be a big deal. i have tried to research but haven't had any direct answer.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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the fuel lines and gas tank are plastic on saabs, also none of the O-rings nor the fuel injectors would stand up to E-85. it would require quite a bit of work getting a saab to work on e-85, including a few custom fabricated parts (gas tank, fuel lines)
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Straight E85... hell no.

Now in the midwest (Iowa I know), there is fuel mixed with ethanol.. you get a higher octane for less money. That you can use (I've used it), but not habitually.
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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there are ways....genuinsaabs site has a nordic conversion kit for the 9-5
http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...70cb8f4d057a31

like stated before you need to do some converting but it would be possible

just not right out of the box
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thats surprising to me. i would think plastic would hold up better than steel. what about mixing?
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Normal gas or the 10% ethanol blend, man. Anything else (without a covnersion) will destroy your car.
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I've read sites that say you can probably blend a little bit higher and have no problems but you have to keep a close eye on things... and it's not a HIGH blend, we're talking 25-30 percent, tops. Talk to bollman about this, I remember him mentioning awhile back and I PMed him and he had some useful information.
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