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The E85 Thread

Postby Gambit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:27 pm

Hey guys, thought that we were missing a thread to discuss all things E85 fuel related.

Anyhow here is a list of servos in Melbourne that currently supply:

Can people from other states add to the list.

United E85 locations:
  • Balwyn 99 Balwyn Road Balwyn VIC 3103
  • Braeside 402 - 404 Lower Dandenong Road Braeside VIC 3195
  • Corio 160-164 Bacchus Marsh Road Corio VIC 3214
  • Croydon 338 Dorset Road Croydon VIC 3136
  • Fitzroy North 390 Nicholson Street Fitzroy North VIC 3065 (not yet available)
  • Hallam Cnr Princes Highway & Belgrave Hallam Road Hallam VIC 3803
  • Hoppers Crossing 160 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
  • Morwell 169 Princes Drive Morwell VIC 3840
  • Patterson Lakes 1 Thompson Rd VIC

Caltex Flex fuel locations:

Where will the Victorian service stations be located?
  • Springvale, 154-172 Springvale Road
  • Footscray, 62-82 Gordon Street
  • Hillside, 575 Melton Highway
  • Campbellfield, 1802-1808 Hume Highway corner Barrys Road
  • Mount Waverley, 622-626 Blackburn Road
  • Clayton, 409 Clayton Road corner Centre Road
  • Yarra Glen, 66 Bell Street
  • Preston, 349 Plenty Road
  • Melton, corner Melton Highway and Gisborne Melton Road
  • Lilydale, 346 Main Street
  • Mornington, 841 Nepean Highway

Also just got off the phone to the Regional Manager of United and gave him an absolute serving for listing 'Fitzroy North' as an E85 supplier when in fact they have not been rolled out to yet !
I drove over 1 hour return to Balwyn which is the next closet servo to me to refuel !
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby coyote » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:42 pm

This link:

http://www.caltex.com.au/HelpCentre/Sit ... ation.aspx

allows you to check EFlex on the search engine and will show you nearby E85 pumps. Never had a bum steer from it.

Note that from what I can tell, the Woolworths branded servos don't sell it at all.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:54 pm

coyote wrote:This link:

http://www.caltex.com.au/HelpCentre/Sit ... ation.aspx

allows you to check EFlex on the search engine and will show you nearby E85 pumps. Never had a bum steer from it.

Note that from what I can tell, the Woolworths branded servos don't sell it at all.


Awesome I didn't realise Kirrawee had E-flex! It's just around the corner from my gf's place! Mmmmm E85 tune seems to be looming closer and closer every day haha
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Kekotic » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:54 pm

So you have a dual tune or only e85 gambit?
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Something I also wanted to ask, since the ethanol % in the E-flex ranges from 70-85%, how would this affect a tune?
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Gambit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:59 pm

E85 only tune for me, only filling up at United, spoke to the regional manager and confirmed that they will only be selling straight E85 quality and not a flexfuel like Caltex. remains to be seen, but i will still test on each fill just to be sure. So long i stick to United i'm right.
Pump fuel rom is saved so if i ever have to go back i can, but i wont ;)
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Kekotic » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:05 pm

How expensive is it? And why not dual tune. wouldnt you just need to carry a laptop in the car?
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby bass_straitener » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:19 pm

Noticed you mentioned a larger fuel pump and injectors in your profile post. Can you advise what capacity pump and injectors would be required for E85 compliance. I have a 260lph Denso with stock STI injectors. Will these be sufficient capacity on a stock internal motor chasing 220kws.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby coyote » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Rome_STI wrote:Something I also wanted to ask, since the ethanol % in the E-flex ranges from 70-85%, how would this affect a tune?


Depending on whether you are going summer -> winter or winter -> summer, the ecu will need to make a 3-4% correction either way to achieve desired AFRs.

That's not much in the scheme of things - particularly if your injectors and maf scaling are not accurately tuned.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby coyote » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:23 pm

bass_straitener wrote:Noticed you mentioned a larger fuel pump and injectors in your profile post. Can you advise what capacity pump and injectors would be required for E85 compliance. I have a 260lph Denso with stock STI injectors. Will these be sufficient capacity on a stock internal motor chasing 220kws.


Pump - maybe
Injectors - not even close
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby bass_straitener » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:31 pm

coyote wrote:
bass_straitener wrote:Noticed you mentioned a larger fuel pump and injectors in your profile post. Can you advise what capacity pump and injectors would be required for E85 compliance. I have a 260lph Denso with stock STI injectors. Will these be sufficient capacity on a stock internal motor chasing 220kws.


Pump - maybe
Injectors - not even close


So what sort of capacity am I looking at?

I'm up for a tune soon, so give me some numbers please.

Also would there be a significant reduction in fuel efficiency and therefore range?

I'm interested but need to know the pros and cons.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby <GB> » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:41 pm

U thinking bout that too bruce?
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:43 pm

I read a test somewhere regarding the fuel efficiency...it is less efficient fuel economy wise, but when you factor in the difference in price between E85 and pump 95 or 98 you still end up far better off. I think I worked out I would save somewhere between $1,500-$2,000 per year with the amount of kms I do which pays for itself in the first year
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby bass_straitener » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:46 pm

<GB> wrote:U thinking bout that too bruce?


I'm interested. But really need to know the pros and cons. I'm not keen on driving back an hour such as Anthony to the nearest fill point due to an app misrepresenting availability of E85.

Or if I'm only going to get half the range due to higher fuel consumption.

I won't rule anything out as I'll be up for a tune soon and know Revzone can and have been doing E85 tuning for a while.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby coyote » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:46 pm

bass_straitener wrote:
coyote wrote:
bass_straitener wrote:Noticed you mentioned a larger fuel pump and injectors in your profile post. Can you advise what capacity pump and injectors would be required for E85 compliance. I have a 260lph Denso with stock STI injectors. Will these be sufficient capacity on a stock internal motor chasing 220kws.


Pump - maybe
Injectors - not even close


So what sort of capacity am I looking at?

I'm up for a tune soon, so give me some numbers please.

Also would there be a significant reduction in fuel efficiency and therefore range?

I'm interested but need to know the pros and cons.


You're up for about 850cc for those kind of numbers with a safety margin.

ID1000s are slightly more than that, so if that's what Anthony has ... make him an offer.
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