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Old 08-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #71
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Here is a link to a really good thread about e85.
In it, you'll see several people (including myself and a few others I know personally) learn about it and make the switch, and love it.

Ive been on 100% e85 for a few years now. The car is street driven, raced and sits in the shop during the rainy season with exactly zero issues.

Anybody interested in e85 should take the time to read it. It's only 4 pages so it wont kill you.
No wives tails or blabber mouths in there....just straight talk from those who "Actually know" about and "actually use" e85.

Check it out.
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No sh@t ....but not all of it is modified so that you can't eat it....which was my point.
Well, all right then.
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Well, all right then.
Didn't mean to sound snippy....
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Didn't mean to sound snippy....
No problem. I always thought that this was just a boondoggle for the farm lobby in that it costs more to make and gets you about 2/3 as far as a gallon of unleaded gasoline--hell, what's not to like?
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No problem. I always thought that this was just a boondoggle for the farm lobby in that it costs more to make and gets you about 2/3 as far as a gallon of unleaded gasoline--hell, what's not to like?
As an alternative fuel source, it's imperfect.
As an alternative racing fuel it's awesome.
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Ive been on 100% e85 for a few years now. The car is street driven, raced and sits in the shop during the rainy season with exactly zero issues.
We have a rainy season?

If E85 was more readily available, along the lines of diesel, I'll bet that the manufacturers would be producing some pretty neat factory E85 vehicles, both for performance and possibly some that are more economical to drive than the current flex fuel vehicles.
E85 EcoBoost perhaps?
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We have a rainy season?

If E85 was more readily available, along the lines of diesel, I'll bet that the manufacturers would be producing some pretty neat factory E85 vehicles, both for performance and possibly some that are more economical to drive than the current flex fuel vehicles.
E85 EcoBoost perhaps?
Yeah, it rains....not like it does back east, but it still rains and gets cold to drive this thing on the street.
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Damn it guys, now I want E85. Curse you Maryland.

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Damn it guys, now I want E85. Curse you Maryland.

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You can make ethanol out of pretty much anything that has sugar in it.

Yeast eats sugar and then it poops out alcohol. I feel like thats important to keep in mind!
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E85 is high in octane. This means your car's knock limit is pushed farther back and you can have more aggressive cylinder pressures from timing, boost, nozz, and higher compression ratios.

Some cars can be tuned on E85 to where they only lose 10% of fuel mileage, but save 20% on each gallon of gas. In that case, it makes economical sense.

Some engines that are severly hindered/dialed back because of knock limits can be unleashed with E85's high octane. In these cases they can set the engine up to gain 15% in power even though E85 is less energy dense than gasoline.

But if you put E85 in a stock mustang N/A with a low compression ratio you aren't going to gain the power back by tuning.. You're just gonna be burning more of it and going slower
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As an alternative fuel source, it's imperfect.
As an alternative racing fuel it's awesome.
Shows how much I know about E85. Is it as good as Sunoco 260 was? LOL

Actually, I never gave much thought to the fact that Ethyl Alcohol might be a performance booster--makes sense.
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Shows how much I know about E85. Is it as good as Sunoco 260 was? LOL

Actually, I never gave much thought to the fact that Ethyl Alcohol might be a performance booster--makes sense.
at 17psi I had to run 100 octane which costs me about 8 bucks a gallon....on the effing street. At 20 Psi I needed C116 which is around 16 bucks a gallon.
I ran it ONCE and went to e85 for around 3 bucks a gallon.
I make more horsepower for less money and I can run my race tune and big boost on the street. When I go to the track I just change tires and I'm ready.
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You can make ethanol out of pretty much anything that has sugar in it.

Yeast eats sugar and then it poops out alcohol. I feel like thats important to keep in mind!
Cattails seem to be the highest yielding crop on a gallons/acre comparison.
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So today i went to a gas station like 3 min away from my house and they have flex fuel e 85 lol. Thats cool. I love my new 93 oct race tune and i dont think it will be worth it invest a lil more for the e 85

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I lol every time I see the "race tune"


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I lol every time I see the "race tune"


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Why you lol? What a better name for it then?

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Bc the way BAMA markets there tunes is worth a lol


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[QUOTE=Rapinator126;2282620]Bc the way BAMA markets there tunes is worth a lol


true but it still gets the job done?

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I'd say its worth more of a half hearted rofl.
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