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Pruis and E85

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Posted by John Baker on May 24, 2006, 3:05 pm


Does anyone know if E85 is ok to use in a Prius? I have a 2004 model, and there
is some
rumor that E-85 may be available round here soon, so I was wondering.

John Baker

Posted by Marilyn & Bob on May 24, 2006, 4:04 pm

Absolutely not.  I *believe* that the manual for my 2002 says up to E15 is
OK.  Check your manual for confirmation.

Posted by Michael Pardee on May 24, 2006, 11:52 pm

No, not okay. It has been tried and a few dedicated enthusiasts insist the
car eventually gets used to it, but using E85 sets the "check engine" light.
AFAIK there is no actual harm done.


Posted by Bill on May 25, 2006, 1:02 am

Besides, if everyone used E85 we'd starve to death.

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on May 25, 2006, 12:37 pm

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