Ethanol gas on Caravan 1996?

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#1

I got a 2002 mini Caravan recently and in its book it says that it can use gas Ethanol with no problem… but I have another 1996 minicaravan, I don’t have the book…Can I use also Ethanol in this old Caravan? I’ll appreciate as always your momments. Thanks


#2

look inside the gas cap door.

if there is an ethanol 85, or E-85 sticker there it is safe to use for E85 ethanol fuel.

if there is NO sticker you can only use the fuel at the pump (which only has E-10, so it’s OK)

your 2002 caravan shoudl have the sticker. look for it. compare the two fuel door areas for the other sticker.


#3

Go to this website, and enter the info:http://www.e85fuel.com/e85101/flexfuelvehicles.php
If it is listed, you can use E85. If not, don’t bother trying.


#4

Thank you so much cappy 208 and BustedKnukles…I’ll find out.


#5

I suggest that you read the owners manual for your vehicle before you start using E85. You’re going to find that the maintenance schedule changes drastically compared to using E10.

Tester


#6

My 4runner’s manual says it can use Ethanol with no problem also…but that doesn’t mean it can use E85. Mine says NOT to use a percentage greater then 10% (which is what gas stations use around here). The alternative is MTBE which I think is finally phased out (at least here in NH).


#7

We usin our 96 caravan 10% ethanol in over 50% of tanks of gas almost 100,000 miles and no ill effects. Heck i have even added e85 making the % about 60% but the cost saving at pump is offset by the more fuel used. So i just use the 10%.