Retired Air Force
Does anyone use E-85 fuel?
Sounds like you're up on most of the E85 scuttlebutt.I love the "Corn Fed" idea tom, but the truth is that it takes about 3/4 of a gallon of petrolum based fuel (diesel or gas) to make one gallon of "corn gas". It is a good way to keep american farmers in business though, and part of what we are being taxed on gasoline is going towards subsidising the continuance of ethanal. I wish ethanal would not be mixed into any other fuels, cuz it absorbs water so easily.
I have had experience with the water absorbsion thing, my work truck had to have the injectors changed cuz of the water that was absorbed while I was working in poaque (north of Abq).Sounds like you're up on most of the E85 scuttlebutt.
You didn't mention the one about how it's supposed to burn the pistons and scuff the skirts though.
Any personal experience or just internet "facts" ?
I've used E85 for two seasons and burned over 400 gallons by now and haven't found any of the negatives yet. Some fuel even sat in the tanks through the winter and I burned it in the spring.
So how much energy does it take to make a gallon of gas ?
That didn't come free either.
Especially if the crude oil came from Canada where we get most of ours from.
I think we can all agree the higher octane has more potential to make "more" power. Mark is got the set up IMO by turning up or down the boost and hitting some buttons on his laptop he can take advantage of the higher octane e85 without being a slave to it. Heck he could probably set that sucker up to run on everclear and listerine if he triedsphss Imo to take advantage of it(E85) you have to be willing to build a e85 specific motor, or at least a higher than pump gas CR. Or at least being able to adjust boost would definatly be a bonus.I have had experience with the water absorbsion thing, my work truck had to have the injectors changed cuz of the water that was absorbed while I was working in poaque (north of Abq).
I was really just trying to put the fact out there that e-85 is not as much of an "alternative" fuel as many think it is. It is awesome that you are running it, i do know that it can be used as an antifreeze for gas lines. Are you getting more hp out of it cuz i do know it is usually above 100 octane?