Selecting The Right Oil For Your E85-Powered Application

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Been using E85 for ten years straight in my 2014 gt… nothing but Mobil 1 in my coyote for most of that time, no issues. I used to change the oil with a higher frequency than I would for gasoline, but last few years haven’t bothered, just keep an eye on it and change every 5-6K miles. using 0W-40 European spec M1…
 

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Been using E85 for ten years straight in my 2014 gt… nothing but Mobil 1 in my coyote for most of that time, no issues. I used to change the oil with a higher frequency than I would for gasoline, but last few years haven’t bothered, just keep an eye on it and change every 5-6K miles. using 0W-40 European spec M1…
What's the difference in the Euro crap Dave?
 

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What's the difference in the Euro crap Dave?
its classier than its yankee cousin

EDIT: Think its just formulated for longer oil change intervals, little thicker… probably not enough of a difference to make a difference. I use it in all my cars and can get it cheap at Walmart, just under 25 bucks for a jug…
 

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its classier than its yankee cousin

EDIT: Think its just formulated for longer oil change intervals, little thicker… probably not enough of a difference to make a difference. I use it in all my cars and can get it cheap at Walmart, just under 25 bucks for a jug…
I'm so classy I run Amazon Basics in most of my stuff.
 

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Somewhat off topic, but since we’re taking about e85… I took this screen print of a post from Shaun at AED, regarding adding Marvel upper cylinder lubricant to your e85.
 

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Somewhat off topic, but since we’re taking about e85… I took this screen print of a post from Shaun at AED, regarding adding Marvel upper cylinder lubricant to your e85.

Damn that’s nuts!

I put Stabil in my tank the first couple times I knew it would sit 3-6 months.

Don’t even bother anymore.

Then I just made sure to take it easy until I got fresh E.

Don’t bother with than anymore either.


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I grab the key cutting metal shavings from Home Depot to enhance bi-metallic coolant flow. Really drops temperatures in stop/go traffic. Amke sure you avoid metal shavings from red keys. That’s for Audis only
 

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Nothing special about running E85 and oil. Just a sooner interval as every OEM has suggested since it began in 1996. It's easy to understand why. It consumes more so it's based on how much fuel is burned/used. Fuel consumption is key. E85 uses more. Not really hard to figure out honestly.
 

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Its about oil contamination. If you stick to the original 3-5k mile change intervals, youre more than good.

Ive run e85 exclusively in my TT coyote since 2019 and never had a fuel contamination or oil dilution issue.
 

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