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N2OEQIP
08-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Anyone else up in here running e-85??? aka ethanol.

Video
08-02-2013, 08:34 AM
What's that all about? Never used it I don't think.

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ChibiBlackSheep
08-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Can only use it if your car is tuned for it and your fuel system is made for it. It burns much cooler and has a higher "octane" level so you can run a more aggressive tune.

xpbr2000
08-02-2013, 08:58 AM
What's that all about? Never used it I don't think.

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you probably don't have it at local fuel stations. I know you can't find it around here. There's maybe a fill station locally but i've yet to find it. E-85 is 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol. Normal fuel has 10% ethanol. technically it would be called E-10

I've never used E-85. My guess is its not as powerful as E-10. plus our cars weren't designed to used it. it requires large injectors and a large intake or boost. ethanol takes more volume to produce the same power as gasoline. this is only what i remember. i could be completely mistaken.

N2OEQIP
08-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Its very boost friendly. Yes it does take about 30% more, but for the price (2.19 a gallon here) , the offset works. Plus its 105 oct and burns so much cooler.

xpbr2000
08-02-2013, 01:15 PM
thats not bad. i didn't know is was 105 oct. and at that price why not. what's your avg mpg?

N2OEQIP
08-02-2013, 02:52 PM
Dont know. ;D

More worried about power then mpg.

xpbr2000
08-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Must not be a dd lol

ZeRo
08-03-2013, 03:10 AM
I hear good and bad things about E-85. We got E-85 all over here in Michigan. I was told by several Chevy guys not to run it in my 95 Z28. Heard and read about horror stories that it eats the older FI cars fuel pump and injectors? Was also told your ride needs to be tuned for it. I gotta do more research on it before I take the plunge. I know it burns cooler but it takes more fuel to get the same power as gasoline. From what I hear the AFR of E-85 is like 9 or 10??? a-lot lower than gaslone 14.7 or whatever. Might be good in the short term...but in the long run can a stock fuel system on older cars handle it?

ChibiBlackSheep
08-03-2013, 07:46 AM
Mpg is worse with e85 but the lower cost helps offset that.

Most stations that sell it near me it is about a buck cheaper maybe more

N2OEQIP
08-03-2013, 10:07 AM
I hear good and bad things about E-85. We got E-85 all over here in Michigan. I was told by several Chevy guys not to run it in my 95 Z28. Heard and read about horror stories that it eats the older FI cars fuel pump and injectors? Was also told your ride needs to be tuned for it. I gotta do more research on it before I take the plunge. I know it burns cooler but it takes more fuel to get the same power as gasoline. From what I hear the AFR of E-85 is like 9 or 10??? a-lot lower than gaslone 14.7 or whatever. Might be good in the short term...but in the long run can a stock fuel system on older cars handle it?


Yes you need to be tuned for it. And 14.7, you only ever wanna see that near idling even with gas, 12.5ish to 12 WOT.

Pace
08-03-2013, 10:20 AM
I've got three e85 stations within 5 miles of me. One literally right down the street. Currently saving up for an e85 tune for the daily. And researching on a flex fuel conversion.

The benefits of it outweigh the disadvantages if availability and gas mileage aren't a concern. :)