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Old 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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E85 after a tune (not e85 specific)

So I finally found some ethanol that I can get to if I really need to. Ran the tank dry and filled it up while leaving the Injected 91 tune on there. Holy hell the car feels like I went from stock to having a tune all over again. It makes stupid torque everywhere and even idles smoother.

Has anybody else tried this? Next time I go to the track I'll make the extra trip to get some corn to see how it affects my times and trap speed.


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Old 04-11-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Yup E85 rocks for performance but not mpg's. I am not sure if its safe to run E85 with 91 octane tune tho? Maybe tom can chim in when he has time, I know its not his tune but still. I would love to be able to run E85 with toms 93 tune as the E85 is $1.50/gallon cheaper then 93 at shell. (its one of the biggest reasons I am holding off on the tune)
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Btw what app are u using to see that information on AFR and ethanol?

Edit: Maybe the car is running more like your 93 tune now since the octane rating is higher then 91?
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Its the Torque app, its on android and I think IOS as well.

It seems to run very smooth, I would imagine an ethanol specific tune would be even better.
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Its the Torque app, its on android and I think IOS as well.

It seems to run very smooth, I would imagine an ethanol specific tune would be even better.
And how do you connect the torque app to your car? I am very interested.
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I have a little Bluetooth capable scanner thing that plugs right I to the OBD port.
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I have a little Bluetooth capable scanner thing that plugs right I to the OBD port.
Where did you get it? Sorry I am sitting here being bored
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They make nice ones supposedly but the one I have is a cheap $20 Chinese eBay clone. It hasn't given me any problems though.
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They make nice ones supposedly but the one I have is a cheap $20 Chinese eBay clone. It hasn't given me any problems though.
gotcha thanks. Just searched the app and its $5 not bad, gives good information. So is that app telling u that 77% of that fuel you are using is ethanol? Shouldnt it be 85%? Might run even better if you can find a better pump with better gas :)
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