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 Post subject: E85.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:04 pm 
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I've been told to run E85 in my falcon, if I'm going to turbo it. Now, I haven't really looked into the ethanol fuel much, but what are the benefits of running E85 over 98?

 

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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:52 pm 
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its cleaner, cheaper and has a higher octane, the down side is you will consume it about 30% faster than premium 98..
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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Sweet, cheers troy. Not an issue with fuel consumption, the turbo build is for fun, so only for the track etc :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:17 pm 
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There are only 5 servos in QLD selling E85, and it isn't consistent. You then have to buy it by the barrell @ $2.50/L

 

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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:38 pm 
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yea ive heard the e85 varies from 70-85%, so at the cheaper servo bowser price you dont get consistant quality..

i dont think its worth it...
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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:29 pm 
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IDK, 100L / $250. Car only being used for maybe 5-6 runs down the 1/4 Mile a month. I'd pay that to have a better fuel.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:21 pm 
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E85 also has very good cooling properties simular to methanol. Plus with the amount of if you can burn for a given amount of air you will have around 5% more energy. Another thing to consider is you will need to size your fuel system 30% bigger than what you would need for unleaded.

The pump fuel varies from 70% in winter to 85% in summer. In queensland it is more like 73% min because of the warmer climate. Well thats what I found last year. You can always stock up with the cheaper pump fuel in summer when it has the higher percentage ethanol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: E85.
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Could you keep the factory lines and just get a better pump and bigger injectors?
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