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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby unisafe » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:26 pm

I got tuned by Matt for e85 on the weekend and haven't had any issue with cold starts. Mornings have been about 4/5°c.. so far so good. Pretty stoked . * after about 3 tanks of e85- i have had cold start issues, drops in rpm when accelerating when cold. Probably best to have a few litres if 98 in the tank. * Matt reflashed my ecu- one of two things may of caused my issues.. my o2 sensor is on the way out or it was caused when I went to a dodgie petrol station when I was on empty and my ecu reset itself. Either way... fixed for now :)
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby tom_kauf » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 pm

unisafe wrote:I got tuned by Matt for e85 on the weekend and haven't had any issue with cold starts. Mornings have been about 4/5°c.. so far so good. Pretty stoked

Ok cool. We tried a tank of 98 and the cold starts were back to a normal 3 cranks (and this is only 17deg nights, so not that cold).
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby et2428 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:29 pm

sbv wrote:Hi folks

Just wondering what the feeling would be about converting an EJ208 TT (MY00 JDM GTB) to E85? I havent been able to find ANY info on this at all (possibly for a very good reason). I know the standard ecu is not tunable on this model, so I would be looking at an aftermarket alternative as well as the normal fuel system upgrades that would be required. I'm assuming there would be more required to get the fuel system up to scratch (being 440cc sidefeeds standard - I think)?

I know the common upgrade to this setup is to go single turbo and that is currently my medium-term intention, but just thought this might be a different alternative to getting a few more kws out of the twin setup. The standard VF26/28 turbos seem to have reasonable flow and good top end out of interest.

I might be barking up completely the wrong tree, but though I'd just suss it out anyway. What do you think?

I know availability is the primary issue for most here too, but we'll leave that aside for the time being.

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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:47 pm

See if your ECU is supported by ECU labs or any other tuneable daughter board.
Injector upgrades are dependent on whether you're running side or top feeds, or use conversion rails if going top feed, etc, either way you'll be looking for at least 30-50% more flow over stock.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby tom_kauf » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:03 pm

Can I ask what people are paying for E85 around the country at the moment?

Because we're now paying 149.9c at our local United :shock:, in Townsville North QLD.

That's a jump of 25c compared to 2 weeks ago :? .

Our only United within 400km that sells E85, was always 124.9c. No weekly fluctuations, just steady at that since it got installed about 6 months ago. But now, it's 1c more than 98 is today at BP.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby BillyCorgi » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:24 pm

Today, just now, in my local area.
My last purchase was at 84.4 cpl

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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby kiwigene » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:53 pm

You can take Caltex Moorebank off the list - they're doing more work on the forecourt, so no more Bio-Eflex from them for a while.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby BillyCorgi » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:19 pm

kiwigene wrote:You can take Caltex Moorebank off the list - they're doing more work on the forecourt, so no more Bio-Eflex from them for a while.


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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby tom_kauf » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:43 am

Thanks Billy, that confirms we definitely have overpriced E85 (20c more than the highest on that list).

What's that Fuel Price website you got that info from? It probably doesn't cover QLD regional city prices, but just interested.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby BillyCorgi » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:05 pm

tom_kauf wrote:Thanks Billy, that confirms we definitely have overpriced E85 (20c more than the highest on that list).

What's that Fuel Price website you got that info from? It probably doesn't cover QLD regional city prices, but just interested.


All servos in NSW must register their fuel prices on a central and publicly accessible website.
I have it programmed on my desktop to search the E85 prices in a 30km radius of my home.
I watch it and look for the ripples at the bottom of the price cycle so I know when to fill up.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby tom_kauf » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Ah ok, thanks. I don't think QLD has that.
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby KiDo_Tuning » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:02 am

Coffs Harbour is also current 149.9c/L
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby tom_kauf » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:34 pm

KiDo_Tuning wrote:Coffs Harbour is also current 149.9c/L

Oh, ok - wow!
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby crazyricochet » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Feeling lucky that Melbourne only jumped from $1.19 to $1.29 a couple of weeks ago......
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Re: The E85 Thread

Postby Todzilla » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:48 pm

For those ethanol fiends in Brisbane's north, a new United E85-dispensing outlet has recently opened in Brendale (Sth Pine Rd).

Pretty convenient for me - so now there's fewer excuses for not getting a conversion done!
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