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E85 Who here has made the switch?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by LifeSucks88, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. LifeSucks88

    LifeSucks88 New Member

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    I just switched over today and my b16a pull's a little header on the street tune i did today i am going to have it tune on the dyno next week to make sure it right. So who here has made the switch to E85?
     
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    It's not even (readily) available here. maybe 5 pumps in the state have it. Not going to happen for a while me thinks.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    just because it is not widely available in CT does not mean that it isnt widely available anywhere
    (CT has no public pumps... there are a few private state pumps for state vehicles only)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    e85 conversions are more popular with turbo people because the higher octane (105 octane) allows them to run a more aggressive tune

    for a NA car to really benefit from it you would need to be running a pretty damn high compression

    i know B16 on here has tuned his Evo to run e85 and is setting up his ITR'd Sol track car to run e85 as well
     
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    It's not widely available around here either(maps show ~6 stations in a 200mi radius). Where I live I have to go to the next city to for E85(the ones here in Raleigh are for NC Fleet vehicles); this is the reason I plan on running Megasquirt with Flex Fuel capability. :)
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    e85 is big in the south florida tuning scene. it is readily available in dade and broward counties, and at the dragstrip there are more import guys running e85 than race gas by far.
     
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    My evo picked up 70whp by the switch and upping boost and timing.

    Not sure what my ITR will do on it, i'm going to run CTR pistons in the ITR block. Compression isn't crazy high, but high enough to want to run higher than 91 octane.

    I'm going to only use upgraded injectors on my Honda; 440cc. They should be big enough. On the evo I had to jump from the OE 550's to 1000cc's with some breathing room on the 1k's.

    All the evo guys around here love E85. It tunes a lot more like C16; just not as consistent at 700+whp levels as C16 because variances in the alcohol content at that power range can mean destruction. :)
     
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    im planning to switch the day before i take my car to get tuned.
     
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    its certainly something i would consider if i knew i could tank up ANYWHERE i wanted to drive too. Right now, that really isn't possible on the east coast.
     
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    There are two E85 station by me but they are about 40miles round trip from me one is to the North of me and the other one is South but for 2.63 a gallon it's worth it.
     
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    mntlkase Local neighborhood prick!

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    We dun have any e85 pumps in nola yet. At least not that ive seen. If I do see one, ima fill up my daily (saturn) with it and see what happens! Lol
     
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    it will likely run like shit and have no power due to not having enough compression to burn the alcohol correctly
    it will likely run like shit from being about 30% too lean to properly run alcohol
    you will likely end up with a check engine light for lean cylinder misfires on all 4 cylinders
    you will end up having to drop your tank and get rid of the e85
    then you will have to flush your fuel system with regular gas
    and clear your check engine codes


    you cant just run any car on e85 just because you think it sounds like a good idea.... especially not a naturally aspirated car
    there are things that need to be done before hand... like upping your compression and getting your fuel and tuning sorted out
     
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    mntlkase Local neighborhood prick!

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    im aware of all that. i was being sarcastic.
     
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    can u run e85 on a 98 spec type R???
     
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    they are adding an e85 pump near my house within the next few months. i am strongly considering running the fit on it when i Kswap.
     
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    I am running 10:6:1 compression on my b16 pump gas is not doing it for me that's why i went to E85 i get more octane for a better price + E85 don't stink like gas does it smells like wine to me:).


    Yes but it needs to be tuned immediately when you switch to E85 if you dont tune it your motor will run lean and you kill your motor.With E85 you will need to add 35% more fuel to the low cam tables (min) and 42% (min) to the high cam tables that should get you to your tuner with out killing your motor for you can get it tuned.
     
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    Bye bye gas mileage.
     
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    Yes but it needs to be tuned immediately when you switch to E85 if you dont tune it your motor will run lean and you kill your motor.With E85 you will need to add 35% more fuel to the low cam tables (min) and 42% (min) to the high cam tables that should get you to your tuner with out killing your motor for you can get it tuned.[/QUOTE]

    will i get better mileage, or just more power???
     
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    That's a no as far as gas mileage is concerned. Even if you manage to get a really good deal that offsets the "mileage per dollar" of fuel, you still lose range(if you travel in an area with not much E85 pumps, that makes it even worse).
     
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    if u switch to e85 you cant put regular fuel sometimes???
     
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