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I Can Finally Run E-85...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by robert lee, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    In my new truck ( to me ) lol
     

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  2. Mark T-TB

    Mark T-TB Car Crazy from birth

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    Sharp truck :cool:
    Good luck - let us know how you like the E85.
    It is not readily/widely available here in South NJ... I'll be curious as to your real-world experience with mileage and cost.
     
  3. Lsttype

    Lsttype Well-Known Member

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    Nice Truck! I run e85 in my Ttype and love it. Very detonation resistant. My friends and I have all run our best times on this fuel. Mpg is horrible. 12 at best maybe 14 with hwy miles.
     
  4. Mark T-TB

    Mark T-TB Car Crazy from birth

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    ^^^ I thought that the "expected" mpg is about 2/3 vs. gasoline - strictly based on various magazine articles over the years(?).
     
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    Sweet truck!
     
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    kidsixpack Well-Known Member

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    I just sold my only E-85 vehicle. It was a Ford Escape. I didn't see any performance gain, but did lose 1-2 mpg.
    KID
     
  7. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    There is only one station in this county that sells it and now that someone blew the gas pipeline up in Alabama we may be out of everything for a minute... it has a half tank in it now and i think its E85 cause it wants to go when you touch the gas...the current mpg is showing 11mpg on the info lol
     
  8. Coltsfan1

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    Go diesel or go home
     
  9. Coltsfan1

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    18 mpg and i can tow 18k lbs
     
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    kidsixpack Well-Known Member

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    I had a diesel. 7.3 F-250. I loved it. Towed my 24' enclosed like nothing. The fuel mileage was getting bad. Sold both.
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  11. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    I didn't buy it to tow anything, if i wanted that i would have kept my '07 LBZ Duramax... bad-ass truck just to expensive to maintain.
     
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  12. Coltsfan1

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    What was so expensive. if diesels are maintained expenses are minimal.
     
  13. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    Is there a learning curve if you switch back and forth between E85 and unleaded ?
     
  14. Lsttype

    Lsttype Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure your flex fuel sensor detects how much e85 content there is and then through the ECM makes all the adjustments for it. You can mix e85 and regular gas obviously. As far as our turbo buick motors, I have to change chips if I want to take a trip or something where I would want to use regular gas. I ordered 2 chips when I switched to e85. My buddy just made the switch in his Ttype and with no other changes went 3 tenths faster in the quarter over his previous Alki setup.
     
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    kidsixpack Well-Known Member

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    Other than the chip change. What needs to be done to run E-85?
    KID
     
  16. Lsttype

    Lsttype Well-Known Member

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    You will need an e85 approved pump which most are nowadays. I suggest the dw300 by deatchwerks. Made in Oklahoma. Nick Micale sells them pretty cheap and sometimes member Turbo89 has them. You will also need e85 injectors usually 80s. I think I purchased them from Eric at Turbo Tweaked. 80s will go mid 10s but that's really stretching it. If you are gonna go faster I recomend 120s. Also run a hotwire kit as most of you already do. We run Wix fuel filters just regular ones and change them yearly. The most important thing is to clean out the fuel tank thoroughly as the e85 will losen anything from your tank and send it through your new fuel system. That's about it except for the fact that some times the fuel return line is overpowered meaning you will have to change it out to a -6 line with AN fittings. Takes a day to do all of it in a regal. TTA gas tanks are obviously harder to take out so I imagine it would take considerably more time for the conversion. I paid for most of my conversion by selling my Alki kit. I could tell a seat of my pant difference immediately.
     

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