Last post on Jan 25, 2007 at 5:00 PM
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Ford Escape, Fuel System, Fuel System, Ethanol, SUV
#5 of 7 Re: Any Escape owners experienced loss of mpg since reformulated gas came o
Jan 25, 2007 (8:00 am)
binazone, reformulated gas came out around 1993, long before your 2002 ford escape. so i think you are talking about the recent change from MTBE to ethanol in some areas.
FWIW, when i compared RFG1/MTBE to RFG1/Ethanol back in 1993, i got slightly better mpg results with the MTBE type of RFG1. all these tests were with 1992 & 1993 honda civics. but not a 10% difference.
however if you are truly comparing non-RFG gasoline with "E10" gasoline, then a 10% mpg drop or more what I think you will see, based on my many mpg "benchmarks"
#6 of 7 Re: Any Escape owners experienced loss of mpg since reformulated gas came o [elias]
Jan 25, 2007 (5:00 pm)
between the cold temps and the reformulated gas, i usually figure about a 15% mileage reduction.