Can I put regular gasoline in my flex fuel ford car

Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 09:02 PM

Question type: General

17 Answers

Yes.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
85

yes you can, FLEX fuel Vehicles are an alternative fuel vehicles with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common tank.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
3,745

SAMETHING

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
50,765

Regular gasoline, E-10 all the way up to E-85 (85% ethanol). The higher the E number you use the larger the drop in fuel mileage. Just DO NOT put diesel in it.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
73,065

All correct, just don't put regular leaded gas in./ if there is any around anymore.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50,765

Aviation gas still has some lead.

Ok I was wondering because my truck says flexfuel but I been putting in 91 in it

73,065

That is fine. Flex fuel system means you can run the E85 corn gas and or the regular unleaded gas. 91 or 87 octane is fine.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10

i have 2006 impala LS. it is also flex fuel. so there is not any close station of E85. can i also use 87 UNleaded gas?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
73,065

Yes you can umair007, I have 2010 Impala flex fuel. I run the regular 87 octane gas in it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
73,065

The regular unleaded 87 octane gas is even better than the E85 corn gas. The E85 is just an alternative fuel.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I have a 2015 Ford Focus Hagback and it seems to be drinking my gas when I use 87 unleaded do I need to start using mid grade gas or is something wrong with my car ?

73,065

CR1D may need to change the air filter. Also make sure you have the proper air pressure in your tires, and keep your foot out of the gas pedal...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Is there a problem starting a flex fuel engine and turn it on and off in a short time causing it to run bad?

73,065

No there should not be any problem starting. You must have some problems starting to arise. If the check engine light is on go to a auto parts store and have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes. Write them down for diagnostics.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Do general maintenance on it, change air filters, oil, check tranny fluid ( maybe needs a change), change spark plugs. I dont know about newer trucks bit older trucks get about 15-20mpg. If its flex fuel try putting in either 88 or higher. I have a flex-fuel Chrysler 200that was inly getting 22 average mpg. So I did general maintenance, and started using 88 (aka e15) and gas mileage out of town has improved. If it still does not improve, check for even the smallest of leaks.

10

Also check for vapour leaks. Any vapor leakage would also drop your mpg.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford

Looking for a Used Ford in your area?

CarGurus has 755,676 nationwide Ford listings starting at $895.

ZIP:

Ford Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    35,890
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    20,450
  • #3
    OJ
    Reputation
    19,630
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.