Reader Question Ok…my question is: Is the 1995 Chevy Astro E85 compatible? Also is there another manual available other than Chilton available? This manual does not show me what I need to know. Any input would be appreciated…thanks!
I was just about to call it quits for today when I got your email. Thanks for getting the quote. I personally am trying to learn all the new alternative fuel options that are available now…so this area is new to me as well.
Your current vehicle is not (to the best of my knowledge) equipped to run on E85, if you can even find it at a local fuel station! I am really not sure what it will take to convert your engine over to this new E85 fuel either…if it is even economically possible.
Your vehicle is not the most fuel efficient. Keep your tires inflated to the proper level, keep your air filter clean, use the lightest weight motor oil recommended for your engine, keep your spark plugs and spark plugs wire in good shape…that’s about all you can really do, although those things can REALLY make a difference in fuel consumption.
Here is some great info on E85 E85 Fuel Information
I find it interesting that E85 gets 25% fewer miles per gallon that regular gasoline…that really bites, I thought the idea was to be MORE fuel efficient! To me, it sure does not appear that using E85 will be more economical…just more “green” and Earth friendly…and riding the public transportation system would probably achieve both problems.
On the repair manual…have you looked at Alldata? Depending on how in depth you really want to get, I think Alldata online repair manuals offer some pretty good info, here is more about it.
We use a more robust version at out shop…but it costs 100 times more
Other manuals are
Haynes Haynes Manuals
Mitchell Mitchell Manuals
Hope this helps, have a great weekend!