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Old 08-29-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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What oil to run while running e85?

Was brought to my attention that royal purple xpr is real good for e85 because it's alcohol resistant. Anyone else been told this or run anything specific when using e85? Stuff is really pricey at about 20 bucks a qt tho. I usually run m1 extended 5w-20 or pennzoil platinum. Just swapped to e85 and wondering if I really need to switch oils. I usually change at 3000-3500 miles. Car sees dd and drag racing action.

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I use the xpr, yes it's very expensive

I had to do a lot of trial and error on this, back when I swapped.



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it's the best if you can afford that 150$ oil change you can't go wrong

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may I ask why you use e85

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may I ask why you use e85

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may I ask why you use e85

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There's a pretty recent thread on here all about why people use e85 if your not familiar with it yet it'd be a good read for you.


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oh I am a little been some test done on performance gas mileage and amount of emissions. thanks I will read

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I use the xpr, yes it's very expensive

I had to do a lot of trial and error on this, back when I swapped.



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Thats what I picked up today. $128 for 8 quarts and a filter. What's the interval supposed to be on corn with this? Prefer to avoid another oil change that exoen lol what results did you fine with trial and error? Anything wrong with say m1 extended just change it every 1500-2k or so?

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what I found not as good gas mileage, less emmisipns not by much, and increased performance due to higher octane wasn't all that great actually seemed to cost more overall?

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and hard to find to fill up

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That solely depends on where you live.


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what I found not as good gas mileage, less emmisipns not by much, and increased performance due to higher octane wasn't all that great actually seemed to cost more overall?

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Cost is 2.19 for corn vs 3.84 for 93 at a shell on my way to work. Tested it and it's e90. Have it locally also but they want 2.59 vs 3.09 for 93, so seems to depend where I go. Mobil is nuts for wanting 2.59 a gallon when their 87 is 2.79. Performance.. Like going from a stock tune to a race tune all over again on top of a 93 race tune. Car pulls much harder and throttle response is through the roof. Gotta have the right tuner.





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Have the **** everywhere by me here in the Midwest so not an issue here.

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What oil to run while running e85?

I still change mine every 3,000-4,000 it can go longer. But I'm hard on my car when I do drive it so it's just piece of mind.

And my trial and error was experiencing with different oils. From regular royal purple , amsoil, and Mobil 1. They just break down fast


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I still change mine every 3,000-4,000 it can go longer. But I'm hard on my car when I do drive it so it's just piece of mind.

And my trial and error was experiencing with different oils. From regular royal purple , amsoil, and Mobil 1. They just break down fast


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How often would you say intervals would need to be with m1 and ams oil? So 3k is good with RP then..?

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How often would you say intervals would need to be with m1 and ams oil? So 3k is good with RP then..?

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All depends on how you drive your car. If your hard on it. I would definitely say no more than 3k.

The RP is nice just for the fact it does not break down. You just have to justify if the cost is worth it. My car rarely moves. But if I end up moving back to Houston I will start driving my car pretty regularly again. So I will swap back to amsoil.



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All depends on how you drive your car. If your hard on it. I would definitely say no more than 3k.

The RP is nice just for the fact it does not break down. You just have to justify if the cost is worth it. My car rarely moves. But if I end up moving back to Houston I will start driving my car pretty regularly again. So I will swap back to amsoil.



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I dd Mike sometimes. 40-45 min each way to work when I do. Other then that just for fun and so em drag racing. The cost is definitely crazy... What would be a safe interval on say m1? I can get the 5qt jug at Walmart for 25 bucks. So even of its only good to say 1500 miles on corn then it's still more cost efficient then xpr.

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What oil to run while running e85?

You can definitely get more than 1500 out of it.
But like I said it really just depends on how hard you are on the car when you do drive it.
But 3k just check it regularly, and you can probably get 4 out of it if your not beating the snot out of the car. (But it will be broken down considerably at This time)
It's all personal preference really, everyone is going to have what they are comfortable with.
Just check it bud. The xpr will drain your wallet real quick. That's why I will not be running it if I move back.


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What was your experience with Amsoil? What weight did you use? Did it not hold up good against RP xpr? Every 'which oil to use' thread raves about amsoil lol

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I still change mine every 3,000-4,000 it can go longer. But I'm hard on my car when I do drive it so it's just piece of mind.

And my trial and error was experiencing with different oils. From regular royal purple , amsoil, and Mobil 1. They just break down fast


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What was your experience with Amsoil? What weight did you use? Did it not hold up good against RP xpr? Every 'which oil to use' thread raves about amsoil lol





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Don't think amsoil SS is designed specifically for exotic fuels like xpr. But I could be wrong. I was meaning to ask them if they have an oil specifically for it that resists alcohol. If on 93 I've always read the Amsoil SS series was the best.

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You can definitely get more than 1500 out of it.
But like I said it really just depends on how hard you are on the car when you do drive it.
But 3k just check it regularly, and you can probably get 4 out of it if your not beating the snot out of the car. (But it will be broken down considerably at This time)
It's all personal preference really, everyone is going to have what they are comfortable with.
Just check it bud. The xpr will drain your wallet real quick. That's why I will not be running it if I move back.


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Here's a question... What to look for in the oil to tell of your getting alcohol in it? What's the signs it's worn down, or is it the same signs as when running on 93?

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As of right now RP is the only one out there with a oil designed specifically for this. That I'm aware of.

All the other oil will break down eventually. So it's the same for any of them.


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Here's a question... What to look for in the oil to tell of your getting alcohol in it? What's the signs it's worn down, or is it the same signs as when running on 93?

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Same concept. You will be able to tell its getting thinner and burning up a lot faster as it's breaking down.


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I was debating on running e85 or not is it worth it im asking you cause ive read a lot and you know a TON just from seeing your comments
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As of right now RP is the only one out there with a oil designed specifically for this. That I'm aware of.

All the other oil will break down eventually. So it's the same for any of them.


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What testing facility is analyzing your used oil?
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Same concept. You will be able to tell its getting thinner and burning up a lot faster as it's breaking down.

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I'm curious how you test the oil.
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I'm curious how you test the oil.

You can tell by the way the oil feels And looks. I don't send it off. Take everything how you wish.


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