I accidentally put E-85 fuel in my Toyota Corolla Vehicle. I only pump 5 dollars E-85 fuel in my Vehicle. Did I damage my car already and what should I do?

Asked by May 20, 2013 at 06:29 PM about the 2009 Toyota Corolla

Question type: General

4 Answers

93,785

Should be no damage. Top off the tank with your regular grade of gasoline to raise the ratio.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
1,035

Here in California they put 10% E-85 in the gas to "make it burn cleaner" that's the most you can put in a car that hasn't been converted. You should be ok if you top off with normal gasoline. The problem is fuel hoses and seals get eaten up if not made with a special kind of rubber. If you're still worried, dump a can of Sea Foam fuel cleaner in it and top off with 91 octane. After that tank, you can just put regular fuel in it.

8,205

Fill the rest of the tank with premium, and check which brands are ethanol free in the premium grade. Here in Ontario, all 91 and 93 octane fuels are ethanol free. That will dilute the E-85 that is in the tank, bring the ethanol content down to a percentage your car can burn properly.

hell NO! it will not hurt it even if you fill the tank full! There have been many studies that prove my statement right! May effect the longevity of hoses!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 74,397 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 16,120
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,290
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,095 Great Deals out of 96,233 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
663 Great Deals out of 77,395 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota RAV4
643 Great Deals out of 61,985 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Altima
1,088 Great Deals out of 82,556 listings starting at $670
Used Nissan Sentra
608 Great Deals out of 52,941 listings starting at $1,799
Used Hyundai Elantra
568 Great Deals out of 55,000 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
612 Great Deals out of 35,096 listings starting at $2,155
Used Toyota Prius
254 Great Deals out of 22,364 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mazda MAZDA3
251 Great Deals out of 29,978 listings starting at $895
Used Honda CR-V
814 Great Deals out of 59,334 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Yaris
89 Great Deals out of 13,107 listings starting at $1,745
Used Hyundai Sonata
608 Great Deals out of 51,117 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
699 Great Deals out of 58,626 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
43,403 listings starting at $14,977
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 6,335 listings starting at $9,992
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
206 Great Deals out of 6,439 listings starting at $7,995
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
197 Great Deals out of 5,748 listings starting at $6,995
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 2,225 listings starting at $5,591