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Transit Connect recommended fuels?

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    LostInTransit
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    Seeing how the EcoBoost is a hot topic, I did some searching for the specs of our Transit Connect’s 2.0L GDI I-4 engine. (which is not the same engine as was built in Dearborn, Mich Unlike the Ecoboost which was build in Ohio. My issue is, 3 Ford dealerships and other sourced can not clarify or confirm as to if our van can be fueled with regular gas or the E85 fuels.. However, on the spec sheet, it clearly says:

    Recommended Fuels:
    Regular Unleaded or E85 while the 2.5L I4 shows just the Regular Unleaded on it’s spec line.

    Source: https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/product/2020/transit-connect-van/2020_Ford_Transit_Connect_Tech_Specs.pdf

    Now we’ve had a flexfuel vehicle once before and it had two things that identified that it was a flexfuel vehicle. One being the badge and the other being a yellow fuel fill opening. Our 2.0L doesn’t have this yellow fill hole but follow down the fuel line and one would see it does have a yellow connector nearest the tank entry point.
    We need some input to help us figure out if we can run the eFuels. I’m asking because we actually topped the tank off twice with the eFuels and had no issues, In fact the van ran great with loads of pickup and performance, the down side, fuel economy was terrible.

    So can our Transit Connect 2.0L I4 van run both a Regular Unleaded or E85 or is the spec sheet not clarifying any difference.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by LostInTransit.
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    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by John Florer.
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    #159757
    LostInTransit
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    According to “another” site which doesn’t seem to offer any support to our issue other than debating what our van is or discrediting my comments.. NO one has told us why or given any reason why we can or can’t use the eFuels in our van. Furthermore if one does an inventory search of other connect sold along that time frame.. NONE are listed as being flex fueled. This has be thinking that even without the yellow fill hole or the “flex fuel” badge our van should still run on the eFuels if things get tight. Plus we’ve already run two tank fills of the eFuels in the van without issue, other than learning that we can’t top it off with just 10.00 or it will send a lean code. So if anyone has any information or actually has a flex fuel Transit Connect, We want to see and hear about it.

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