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Old 11-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #21
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Who the heck is discussing only a stock engine? I gave stock and tuned numbers both for MPG with no noticeable gain or loss in HP compared to my 93 tune. When you're talking HP, why talk stock? Enables vs. gives? Enable me a break please.

MidState Machine has a Mustang dyno in Des Moines, which is where I happen to live, but I could give two squirts about dynoing this car.
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Who the heck is discussing only a stock engine? I gave stock and tuned numbers both for MPG with no noticeable gain or loss in HP compared to my 93 tune. When you're talking HP, why talk stock? Enables vs. gives? Enable me a break please.

MidState Machine has a Mustang dyno in Des Moines, which is where I happen to live, but I could give two squirts about dynoing this car.
did u notice a difference with the E85 tune?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #23
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Ran about 50 miles so far with e85 over the weekend... my car had a hard time with it for the first 15-20 miles and it would run smooth but stumble under regular accleration. Under heavy acceleration it ould be stronger up to 4.5k but then just not pull as hard up top. But after more driving it someho corrected itself and it drives just fine now and top end pull is a lot better then initialy. The bad news is i am averaging 17-18 mpg all city so far and its down folrom 23-24 with 92. I think I migh try one more tank once this one is gone if the mpg goes up to 20 otherwise its not worth it. Not q big diff from e85 and 92.
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Ran about 50 miles so far with e85 over the weekend... my car had a hard time with it for the first 15-20 miles and it would run smooth but stumble under regular accleration. Under heavy acceleration it ould be stronger up to 4.5k but then just not pull as hard up top. But after more driving it someho corrected itself and it drives just fine now and top end pull is a lot better then initialy. The bad news is i am averaging 17-18 mpg all city so far and its down folrom 23-24 with 92. I think I migh try one more tank once this one is gone if the mpg goes up to 20 otherwise its not worth it. Not q big diff from e85 and 92.
I hope you have a flex fuel car or a tune , if not I wouldnt be doing WOT pulls with the up to 30% lack of fuel you will have at WOT

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I hope you have a flex fuel car or a tune , if not I wouldnt be doing WOT pulls with the up to 30% lack of fuel you will have at WOT

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Yup its flex fuel. 2014s are all i believe
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No, not all 2014 Focus models are flex fuel compatible. The PZEV models are not compatible due to the requirements being much more stringent about evaporative emissions.

That's for the base engine. No EcoBoost engine in any of the Fords are flex fuel compatible. Not the 1.6L, not the 2.0L, 2.3L, nor the 3.5L. That includes the ST. That doesn't stop people from trying to run 30% E85 blend on engines safe only on E0-E15 from the factory.
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No, not all 2014 Focus models are flex fuel compatible. The PZEV models are not compatible due to the requirements being much more stringent about evaporative emissions.

That's for the base engine. No EcoBoost engine in any of the Fords are flex fuel compatible. Not the 1.6L, not the 2.0L, 2.3L, nor the 3.5L. That includes the ST. That doesn't stop people from trying to run 30% E85 blend on engines safe only on E0-E15 from the factory.
Ahhh oh gotcha. Mine has th flex fuel badge on it so it should be fine.
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With a flex fuel car it instantly sees you have E fuel with an in fuel line sensor and switches fuel and timing maps for e85 fuel

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With a flex fuel car it instantly sees you have E fuel with an in fuel line sensor and switches fuel and timing maps for e85 fuel

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Sorry if this has been covered, but seems to fit here.

Does this auto switch to E85 fuel and timing maps still happen in a flex fuel car, if it has a custom tune loaded? or would the stock tune need to be loaded before fueling with e85? Thanks!!
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Sorry if this has been covered, but seems to fit here.

Does this auto switch to E85 fuel and timing maps still happen in a flex fuel car, if it has a custom tune loaded? or would the stock tune need to be loaded before fueling with e85? Thanks!!
It ONLY happens in a flex fuel marked car , there is nothing to load or change when the sensor tells the ECU you have added a flex fuel the ECU automatically changes to the flex fuel settings

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