RE: E85 fuel, can I use it?
My information about running e-85 came directly out of my 2002 Dodge Caravan Dual Fuel Vehicle Owners Manual and our experience with running it. The van is a dog that can't get out of it's own way whenusing E-85 and the MPG is 24% less than regular unleaded. Those are facts. Since the van was designed by the builders to use E-85 it should not need "something to adjust the fuel".
If you want to use it in your vehicle, have at it. Fuel systems in todays cars are either set up for it or not. E-85 fuels are 85% ethanol. I'll give you that the octane rating is higher than regluar unleaded, but it takes more ethanol to reach theair/fuel ration that regular unleaded will do.
The problem with burning E-85 in a vehicle not designed for it is that non-dual fuel vehicles require the lubricating properties in the unleaded fuels for maintaining seal qualities throughout the fuel system. E-85 has NONE of those properties and actually washes the entire fuel system dry. This wil lcause a breakdown of the fuel system parts that need the lubrication they would normally obtain from regular unleaded fuels.
As my original response stated, do not run E-85 in a vehicle not designed for E-85 fuel.