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E85 is cool

Just finsihed the swap, no #'s yet but updates to come very soon!

120lb injs idle just like my 60's did.

Only big diff besides the smell I notice is the car is much more responsive, and rev's much faster. Let's hope it spools quicker also!!

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awesome!! I have been thinking about swapping. More and more stations around here carrying it

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Same here, a few local stations to me have it. I got 10g for 3.12$ a gallon, much better than the 12-14$ a gallon I was spending on race gas. I didn't need the octane fuel I ran in the past, I was just being careful.

Boosted cars seem to love this stuff, so I just had to try it!

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Oh yeah reg unleaded is 3.73$ a gallon here

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Same here, a few local stations to me have it. I got 10g for 3.12$ a gallon, much better than the 12-14$ a gallon I was spending on race gas. I didn't need the octane fuel I ran in the past, I was just being careful.

Boosted cars seem to love this stuff, so I just had to try it!
I wish they had some local to me. the closest one is about an hour away. Hope they put one near by soon.

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Have you noticed any change to your air charge temps?

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The corn is the way to go on boost!!

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Once I get my kit finished up I will be running e85.....Gas station right around the corner has it. And most within a 10mile radius as well....Only makes sense to run it.
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been runing e85 for 2 years on n/a, boosted and also nos theres realy no better fuel for the money.
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Have you noticed any change to your air charge temps?
I havent romp'd on it enough yet to get some good data. I am changing one of my coldside pipes and then will check everything on the dyno. Should have some good info in the next few weeks.

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Oh, it'll spool a tick faster.
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get yourself a ethanol content checker. Make sure the fuel you bought tests E85 and not less. Colder climate states switches to E70 during the cold months.

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get yourself a ethanol content checker. Make sure the fuel you bought tests E85 and not less. Colder climate states switches to E70 during the cold months.

Indeed, I got the Quick Fuel tester from Summit.

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Really the least amount of ethanol u will get with e85 is 70%. U won't notice a difference. The e85 vs pump is totally different. Hell a guy on e85performance.net gain 20/20 over 110. E85 will increase spool like no other...its the shizz. I'm surprised u haven't switched sooner....welcome to the darkside (we have cookies..lol).


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Any one running E85 on a carb/turbo combo, hope to order my kit and carb in the next few weeks, so was hoping for some insight from someone running it

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Really the least amount of ethanol u will get with e85 is 70%. U won't notice a difference.
You will see a difference from e85 to e70 for sure. There is about a 5% difference.

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No u wont not really cause the time of the year they switch the air is way colder. I know I ran e85 ALL last year. If u are running any mild setups like us u will be fine. I run timing in the mid 20s on 12psi and it is just fine without a tune change. You feel worried change the tune.


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I wish some gas station would have more e85 cuz I'm building my fuel system now and would rather have the benefits of E85 but I gess I'll keep with the old pump gas till more gas station offer more E85

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Reg unleaded at $3.73 would be nice, its $4.15 here.......
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I wish some gas station would have more e85 cuz I'm building my fuel system now and would rather have the benefits of E85 but I gess I'll keep with the old pump gas till more gas station offer more E85
Build ur system with e85 in mind so when the time come ur ready.


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You will see a difference from e85 to e70 for sure. There is about a 5% difference.
I agree, and will always test it to be sure. Every car is diff, a mild street car may not worry about it to much...I have to much into mine. I will test the fuel and change tune if needed. I race alot though.

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Build ur system with e85 in mind so when the time come ur ready.
Where in Bellevue do you get yours at?

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$4.40ish here! What did the chance consist of besides the 120s.
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$4.40ish here! What did the chance consist of besides the 120s.
I had enough pump, and the lines were fine. I changed my post pump filter from a 10 micron paper to a 40 micron stainless. Changed the injector size in the cpu, and my tuner recc'd 50psi base fuel pressure and it started on the 1st try.

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No u wont not really cause the time of the year they switch the air is way colder. I know I ran e85 ALL last year. If u are running any mild setups like us u will be fine. I run timing in the mid 20s on 12psi and it is just fine without a tune change. You feel worried change the tune.
The tune will change no mater what the outside air temp is. I run E85 all year also, have been for 3 years now. I don't change my tune cause I am worried. I change it cause it had to be changed.

If you tune on Summer blend E85 your a/f will richen up on winter blend. Tune it on winter blend and it will lean out on summer blend which could cause problems on even a mild setup depending on the tune.

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Where in Bellevue do you get yours at?
Only 1 place and thats the gas station by Wal-mart. I think its Fantasy's.


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The tune will change no mater what the outside air temp is. I run E85 all year also, have been for 3 years now. I don't change my tune cause I am worried. I change it cause it had to be changed.

If you tune on Summer blend E85 your a/f will richen up on winter blend. Tune it on winter blend and it will lean out on summer blend which could cause problems on even a mild setup depending on the tune.
I keep my tune on the "summer tune". My afr doesn't change too much. I do know what u mean though. BUT when the snow falls my car gets garaged.


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With having to change your oil more often and using 30% more fuel how much are you really saving.
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I keep my tune on the "summer tune". My afr doesn't change too much. I do know what u mean though. BUT when the snow falls my car gets garaged.
That's what I thought. You don't drive it ALL year round.

The tune should be changed with the change of ethanol content period.

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With having to change your oil more often and using 30% more fuel how much are you really saving.
If you run the engine long enough to heat the oil up to operating temperature the water will boil out. Same oil changes.

30% more fuel but about 30% cheaper so the price is about a wash.

Other than the following reasons: high octane fuel for pump gas prices, cooler coolant temps, more power, cooler combustion temps, cooler egt's, much wider "safe" a/f range, smoother running engine, there is no reason to run e85.

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With having to change your oil more often and using 30% more fuel how much are you really saving.
They say 30% more, BUT u get 10-15% more power just from the switch. Then when u add more timing even more power. So less pedal for the same power means less fuel consumption. Plus the ability to run it leaner 100kpa and below. You can't compare e85 to pump gas cause e85 performs like 116. Get that pump gas to behave like 116 then make a comparison.


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Build ur system with e85 in mind so when the time come ur ready.
Yeah what would really be needed for the E85? The system I have now is 03-04 cobra tank with fore hat with twin 342 8 feed 6 return is what I have now, what would I need to do to my curent set up to run E85

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Yeah what would really be needed for the E85? The system I have now is 03-04 cobra tank with fore hat with twin 342 8 feed 6 return is what I have now, what would I need to do to my curent set up to run E85
That sounds good for a few ponies!


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