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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby pr0craztinazn » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:26 pm

A rough guide is that you need ~30% more fuel to run E85 for the same power as a given quantity of E10/E0. Running E85 can negate the need for methanol injection due to the ethanol's similar properties. If you live in a state/area where E85 is easily available, it'd make sense to run it, but for the majority of us? The trouble taken to find fuel isn't worth the gain for a daily driver.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby u3b3rg33k » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:12 pm

E85 is everywhere here. Well, not everywhere, but I can get it near my house, so that's everywhere enough for me.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby M20_fever » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:24 pm

no place near me has it. It's far easier to source race gas near me since I'm near several tracks.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby u3b3rg33k » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:54 am

What's race gas run per gallon?
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby BavarianSlide » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:42 pm

What kind of race gas are we talking bout.
110 Octane Leaded 5 gallons 70.35
http://www.buyracegas.com/catalog.aspx? ... 2&detail=1
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby M20_fever » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Thats stupid expensive, mostly because your paying shipping and for the container. We have a station that sells Sunoco 110 here for around $6-7 per gallon, and if you go to the local air field you can get avgas for a little more, but the octane for that is around 114 I think. My buddy buys oxygenated 112 in 5 gal containers through the mail and that is around $75.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby u3b3rg33k » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:06 pm

E85 here is at $2.41/gal as of 0 dark 30 this morning.

Any of these near you?
http://www.e85refueling.com/locationspl ... ilIllinois
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby M20_fever » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:18 am

closest one is about 30min from my place, next closest was 45min. Just not convenient enough to base a build around it.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby 87e30 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:37 am

Last time I bought Sunoco 110 octane leaded it cost me $4.99 a gallon. That WAS several years ago though, when 93 octane was only like $1.70. I put it in a brand new 2001 Chevy Malibu I rented to go to Detroit. I raced it up and down Route 75, and it ran GREAT! When I was heading back home on Route 80 though the car stalled when I was doing 80mph with regular 87 octane. It started right back up, but it was weird to have a car stall doing 80 on the highway.

Is there anywhere in Jersey that sells E85? I never saw any place that had it. Even if I had I wouldn't have tried putting it in my vehicle. I have only heard bad things about it so far.
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Re: E85 Turbo

Postby u3b3rg33k » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:48 am

Apparently NJ doesn't do much with it: http://www.e85refueling.com/locations.p ... d6a89159e9

As for the "ethanol is evil" crowd, that's crap, imho. You need to adjust carbs to run it, (and your DME if you want to run straight e85). It's great in old engines that run twinned intake ports (eg, our '55 farm tractor), as running rich in one cylinder (or pair) doesn't seem to foul it up like it does on gas.
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