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Old 11-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #21
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Haha at octane of low 90s with E85 or even E70. The fact is, 100octane fuel is 7.20/gal and E85 is 3.50. You use more but not twice as much. .
How many gallons of 100 octane can you buy for 5000 when you blow your engine , Oh its 695 gallons spread over what 3-5 years , I will take the 100 octane

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Who cares about greenhouse effects, that's just plain dumb junk science right there..
You call it "just plain dumb junk science right there" which I find funny sense that the whole reason why e85 was made was to reduce using natural recources and foot print / green house effects

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As for oil changes, what performance car guy doesn't change his own oil very often.
A LOT , how many you know that actually do it , I have been building performance engine and tuning them on my in house dyno for just over 30 years and I dont know many that do it
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
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Ok. I get it. You don't use E85 over there. We do here. It works great and all the good tuners around here tune for it and almost all of the fast street cars are running it.
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There you go , go for it !

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http://www.injectordynamics.com/AlcoholArticle.html

Here is a great article to read. E85 isn't what it's all cracked up to be. It's cheaper to go pump and meth
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The guy is spot on , good read

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I've already seen all those articles. Haven't had any of those problems. Maybe because I live where it's hot and dry or...maybe because I daily drive the car and it doesn't sit for much more than a month. Actually it's sat longer for a couple of repairs and none of those things happened, but I admit, if you have a crappy unsealed fuel system it could.
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^ watch out we have a bad ass here.
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Hees fine ... The biggest problem is most people done understsnd e85 aand think its all about the octane and it isnt because it has very little over 93 even after telling them and showing them most dont want to see it

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Pretty much. It's sad that I can make more power using pump and meth than e85. But also methanol is better than ethanol.
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As long as you dont tune for the meth your fine

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