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    Default How many people running E85???

    Just wondering how many people running E85 in there boats??? if so how do you like it etc?????
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    gonna be finishing up the boat this season and get it on the water for the first time, but i've set everything up to run e85 and I've run the engine a few times and all of those times were on e85.

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    I've run it for three years.
    It's the best HP fuel IMO.

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    what exactly is required to convert your motor?
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    Well, we have done three engines for customers on E85. All of them have been very happy with it. If done right it can really work out to be very user friendly. But then again, they are v-drives so take it with a grain of salt.

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    I have read some e85 stuff...mostly on here. Just how much more fuel do you use? Seems like I have heard 20 or 30 percent...is that about right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I have read some e85 stuff...mostly on here. Just how much more fuel do you use? Seems like I have heard 20 or 30 percent...is that about right?
    I've been mulling it over myself. There's a place down in Orem and another one in Provo on the way to the lake that sells it. Christensen Oil Company. There use to be a Chevron right by my work that sold it but they don't anymore. They were selling it for $2.79 a gallon but i'm sure that's gone up as their gas price was showing $2.99 for regular so figure $3.19 for 91. So the real savings I guess would be if you ran race gas or av gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    I've run it for three years.
    It's the best HP fuel IMO.
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
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    How many years?? better get your tub together buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    How many years?? better get your tub together buddy
    So I had a year off in between boats. Same motor
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I have read some e85 stuff...mostly on here. Just how much more fuel do you use? Seems like I have heard 20 or 30 percent...is that about right?
    Yes and no. One of our customers that is running the E85 is using right around 30% for than if on gas. The problem is he loves running his boat so much now that he can't seem to take it off the water and therefore is burning through a bunch more fuel than if on gas.

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    There's quite an A/F range that E85 will run good in,

    Rich best torque is 6.9 : 1
    Lean best torque is 8.5 : 1

    My tune has it at 7.2:1 with 28# boost and 33 degrees timing.

    A roots blown engine with maybe 12# boost shouldn't need any richer than 7.8:1

    A N/A engine depending on the compression might want to be around 8:1

    Stoich is 9.7:1 so shoot for that at a light load cruise speed.

    You need to know what the A/F ratio is and tune to that.
    Otherwise you'll go through way more fuel than is necessary. Same as gas.

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