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Old 10-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #21
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Its going to be funny when you tards switch to e85 and get another 2* of spark advance before you hit MBT. Its probably a good move for 99+ cars though.

btw, its effectively more expensive than 93-octane in TX.
Hey tard your gonna be able to run more boost without knock
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OK, the only person that I know myself that is running it is John Becker in his CSP car. BTW, Matt McCabe won nationals this year in this car, John got fourth, so it is a well set up car.

I asked him specifically about it two weeks ago. He said that in 18 months he hasn't noticed anything go bad in the fuel system itself so apparently the whole fuel system doesn't have any components specifcally that gets "attacked" by the E85, at least on his. YMMV.
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Hey tard your gonna be able to run more boost without knock
Where is MBT in respect to your current detonation limit?
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OK, the only person that I know myself that is running it is John Becker in his CSP car. BTW, Matt McCabe won nationals this year in this car, John got fourth, so it is a well set up car.

I asked him specifically about it two weeks ago. He said that in 18 months he hasn't noticed anything go bad in the fuel system itself so apparently the whole fuel system doesn't have any components specifcally that gets "attacked" by the E85, at least on his. YMMV.
My boss has been running e85 on his car since 2005 with stock fuel system and never had any problems, I think people get ethanol confused with methanol. Methanol is nasty stuff but I'm pretty positive ethanol is fine. I just wish there were more e85 stations around here cause i would run it every day

hustler to be honest with you I'm not sure where my mbt is. I'm running the link and I had to tune the whole thing through the pad cause I refuse to pay $100 for a tuning program. While the car goes down to sleep in the winter I will take my link out, sell it and get me a ms1 or ms2 haven't decided yet.
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Methanol is significantly more corrosive than ethanol, but ethanol is corrosive nonetheless. Therefore it is more likely that a fuel system designed for gasoline will be compatible with ethanol usage than it would be with methanol, which is somewhat a given since the probability that it'd be compatible with methanol is essentially 0.
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Most newer fuel systems will be fine with E85 due to the 10% of Ethanol already in our pump gas now. It's somewhat corrosive to rubber parts but I have not heard of many problems with it messing up fuel systems, but you might lose the warranty on your aftermarket fuel pump...
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Most newer fuel systems will be fine with E85 due to the 10% of Ethanol already in our pump gas now. It's somewhat corrosive to rubber parts but I have not heard of many problems with it messing up fuel systems, but you might lose the warranty on your aftermarket fuel pump...
I didn't even know that my fuel pump had a warranty
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Most newer fuel systems will be fine with E85 due to the 10% of Ethanol already in our pump gas now. It's somewhat corrosive to rubber parts but I have not heard of many problems with it messing up fuel systems, but you might lose the warranty on your aftermarket fuel pump...
Automotive fuel systems have been required to handle 10-15% ethanol for some time now, I think the requirement dates back to the early/mid '90s, maybe before. As I recall ethanol's tendency to eat aluminum is the bigger problem than rubber.
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I don't think the big worry is eating away anything, just making this stuff more avaliable so I don't have to drive 40 miles to pick some up
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a friend of mine runs E85 in his Supra, and from what I understand his only gripe is that the consistency of the mix can vary widely from tank to tank, so sometimes he has to adjust his fueling to account for it. may be distributor dependent.
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Where are your guys buying this stuff? I think we can only get it from a fueling depot up here. That be bad *** to get it from a regular gas station!
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in central TX the HEB grocery store chain has it at some locations - in Austin it's at 35/parmer
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So has anyone tryed the new e85 gas? It's 100-105 octane and it's supposed to be cheaper than gas, should be good to bump up the timing a few more degrees without knock, what's do you guys think? Go or no go?
hell no that **** is junk you will need to run like 30% more fuel to get the same power **** that ****.
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