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1995 Taurus 3.0 Ffv


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#1 rdh2

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

I got my build letter from Ford today and found out the new '95 Bull is a Flex Fuel Vehicle :D . Of course the FFV supplement is not in the owners manual. :(

So the question is: Can I run ethanol E85 in this?

From what I have read, the '95 was designed for methanol. Internet discussions vary from yes to no to maybe, and was hoping someone had something more definitive. The shop manual is not very helpful.

I don't know that I would run E85, but it would be nice to know.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

what is the 8th digit of the vin?

1=methanol
2=ethanol

look at this pop. mech article about FFV feat. tauri

regardless methanol, while it isnt race octane is still rather pricey... IF you can even find it?

I cant imagine a swap/switch to E85 would be too tough? OBD-2 EEC-5 Right?
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Vulcan Lag, Noun -Vulcan Lag, Noun - Unseen force of physics that happens while attempting to reach a higher RPM with a Vulcan, yet that power seems to never reach the wheels.
ex. Dude, goodguitar5150's Taurus seems to take forever to get moving. He has a serious case of VULCAN LAG! No wonder he calls it the "SLO"

The vulcan makes you actually try, if you want to make legitimate power.


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#3 rdh2

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

8th digit is a "U" for the 3.0 Vulcan.

The interesting thing is that only a SE has the option for the engine code of "1" to denote flex fuel. There is no option other than "U" for the Vulcan or "4" for the Essex on the GL model, which I have.

Time to do some more research.
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#4 goodguitar5150

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:06 PM

Does it have Distributor or a Coil Pack?

Pics please ^_^?
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Vulcan Lag, Noun -Vulcan Lag, Noun - Unseen force of physics that happens while attempting to reach a higher RPM with a Vulcan, yet that power seems to never reach the wheels.
ex. Dude, goodguitar5150's Taurus seems to take forever to get moving. He has a serious case of VULCAN LAG! No wonder he calls it the "SLO"

The vulcan makes you actually try, if you want to make legitimate power.


G2 > all other Taurus gens


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:30 PM

Keep in mind E85 contains 75,670 British thermal units of energy per gallon instead of 115,400 for regular unleaded gasoline, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So you have to burn more fuel to generate the same amount of energy. In addition, FFV engines are designed to run most efficiently on gasoline.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

Keep in mind E85 contains 75,670 British thermal units of energy per gallon instead of 115,400 for regular unleaded gasoline, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So you have to burn more fuel to generate the same amount of energy. In addition, FFV engines are designed to run most efficiently on gasoline.


link in post 2 discusses this
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Vulcan Lag, Noun -Vulcan Lag, Noun - Unseen force of physics that happens while attempting to reach a higher RPM with a Vulcan, yet that power seems to never reach the wheels.
ex. Dude, goodguitar5150's Taurus seems to take forever to get moving. He has a serious case of VULCAN LAG! No wonder he calls it the "SLO"

The vulcan makes you actually try, if you want to make legitimate power.


G2 > all other Taurus gens


#7 rdh2

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:54 PM

Does it have Distributor or a Coil Pack?

Pics please ^_^?


Distributor.

Here are the pics:

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:43 PM

Then it is not a FFV, FFVs reply upon a coil pack to change ignition timing due to the difference between E85 and 87 octane. or M85 and normal gas.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:14 PM

It's also NOT OBD-II.

EEC-IV

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#10 rdh2

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:25 PM

The underhood emissions sticker didn't mention anything about flex fuel either. I was just surprised to see the build sheet break down the VIN as a FFV.

Thanks for the help guys.

However, I still have a gee whiz question - Is E85 ethanol compatible with the '95 flex fuel system designed for methanol?
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:26 PM

The underhood emissions sticker didn't mention anything about flex fuel either. I was just surprised to see the build sheet break down the VIN as a FFV.

Thanks for the help guys.


They also mention on Gen 3 and 4 build sheets that you have a rear axle ratio...yea. :lol:

If you had FFV, you'd have a digital dash :)

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