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E85 Cleaning? #5449086 06/08/20 02:39 PM
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So my 2018 Silverado 3500HD has the 6.0L gas engine under the hood. It's Flex Fuel compatible. The truck currently has 43k miles on it.

Usually ever 20k miles or so, I run 3-4 bottles of Gumout Regane High Mileage through the tank to give me a bit of cleaning.

Do you think running a tank or two of E85 through it would provide a decent amount of cleaning to the fuel system, including the injectors?


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Phishin] #5449139 06/08/20 04:06 PM
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Every tear down I’ve seen while watching YouTube of engines running E85 look really clean. Whether that’s conjecture or not I’m not sure, as they’re usually high output, high strung engines.


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Phishin] #5449181 06/08/20 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Phishin
So my 2018 Silverado 3500HD has the 6.0L gas engine under the hood. It's Flex Fuel compatible. The truck currently has 43k miles on it.

Usually ever 20k miles or so, I run 3-4 bottles of Gumout Regane High Mileage through the tank to give me a bit of cleaning.

Do you think running a tank or two of E85 through it would provide a decent amount of cleaning to the fuel system, including the injectors?


Yep!


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Phishin] #5449340 06/08/20 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Phishin
So my 2018 Silverado 3500HD has the 6.0L gas engine under the hood. It's Flex Fuel compatible. The truck currently has 43k miles on it.

Usually ever 20k miles or so, I run 3-4 bottles of Gumout Regane High Mileage through the tank to give me a bit of cleaning.

Do you think running a tank or two of E85 through it would provide a decent amount of cleaning to the fuel system, including the injectors?


Maybe not! Gumout with Regane is gonna lay down a barrier to prevent ethanol corrosion so it cant inhibit anything. Throwing E85 / Gumout will probably nullify each other. I think its using one or the other but both working against each other seems more likely.


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Marco620] #5449458 06/09/20 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Marco620

Maybe not! Gumout with Regane is gonna lay down a barrier to prevent ethanol corrosion so it cant inhibit anything. Throwing E85 / Gumout will probably nullify each other. I think its using one or the other but both working against each other seems more likely.


I wouldn't put Regane in the E85.......

My question was: Would running a tank or two (by itself) of E85 provide any cleaning?


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Phishin] #5450363 06/10/20 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Phishin


Do you think running a tank or two of E85 through it would provide a decent amount of cleaning to the fuel system, including the injectors?


To the fuel system? Maybe it could clean some fuel lines and old gas deposits, but i think any dedicated fuel system cleaner will work better. The true cleaning effect of ethanol would be on the inside of your engine after the fuel is burned.


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Re: E85 Cleaning? [Re: Phishin] #5451033 06/11/20 06:31 AM
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don't most engine manufacturers who offer flex fuel E-85 use recommend more frequent oil changes (Ford does with my 2007 F150 Flex Fuel 5.4 3V)...isn't the more frequent oil changes because the oil may be dirtier due to the use of that higher alcohol content in the fuel cleaning something???...

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