ya if i remember right e85 had to be at least 20 cents cheaper to break even, now ours is almost a $1 cheaper like opelgt said...
so really id be running E85 if my vehicles could...
reason you can is the alcohol can eat away at some rubber parts and some plastics, now wither or not your accord has those "some rubber.plastic parts" that can get eaten away (thus causing leaks, etc) who knows...
what is a flextek?FlexTek is a flex-fuel conversion technology that utilizes its own standalone CPU to enable the vehicle?s fuel system to burn ethanol (E85), gasoline, or any blend of the two fuels, the vehicle?s original computer is not bypassed. The vehicle continues to be controlled by the original sensors and ECU, but in such a way as to allow efficient burning of alcohol blends.
FlexTek installation does not alter the originality of a vehicle. FlexTek plugs into the vehicle?s existing wiring harness without cutting or splicing. FlexTek is easily removed leaving your car completely unaltered.
We highly recommend that you treat your engine with the included E85 Engine Preparation Kit (Engine Treatment and Fuel Treatment) before running on alcohol. This helps clean the fuel system and protects the engine from corrosion.
9 times out of 10 it doesn't harm the engine. however, results vary even between identical engines as to the mpg/power tradeoff, IF you run E85 for any length of time, advance the hell out of the timing to take advantage of the 105+ octane to counter the less energy/volume
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Sure, why not? I would but it's not available around here.
Get an ODB1 ECU, chip it, get a wide band O2, a chip programmer, CROME or some software to fatten up the mix. You may have to get bigger injectors. Some are using E85 on turbo charged engines. You can run higher boost on alcohol.
Or other cars you can get a complete fuel injection system used for racing. So you could make a 1957 Belair run E85. The mpg will just suck though.