Thank you. Very sad that a forward-looking company like Toyota can't see the future in front of their face. I might not have gotten more mileage from e-85, but at least I would have been a bit more clearly conscienced.Jeff said:No, the RAV4 is not Flex-Fuel compatible.
It just turns out that we have an e-85 station or two in town, so I was curious about trying it. With a couple of friends owning VW diesels and ragging me about their 45mpg, I'm having a great deal of trouble trying to resist trading in the 4.2 and buying a used 2005 Passat diesel.Jeff said:Flex-fuel cars, just like electric and hydrogen cars, require special filling stations that are not yet widespread except for parts of Europe, Brazil, and the midwestern United States. I'm sure Toyota has something in the works for ethanol, but right now ethanol-powered cars are in their infancy and are of limited usefulness compared to traditional and hybrid vehicles.
I realize this thread is a bit old, but yes you can run E85 in the 4.2. I've been running E60 for 2 months, without any problems and probably could go higher. I get about 2 mpg less than with E10 (10% ethanol).Wayne said:Hi guys,
The "drive-by media" is getting to me and I'm now curious. Can I run e-85 fuel in my RAV4? What do I have to do, and does it void my warranty?