E85 fuel

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  1. WIZBANG

    WIZBANG Member

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    Is there any help here for a friend of mine, when running E85 roots blown BBC ???

    Maybe Mike Canter ?
     
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  2. aj481x

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    What is the question?
     
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  3. WIZBANG

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    Is there any tuning software for him to use, like " Jetsize" , for this fuel ?
     
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  4. MaineAlkyFan

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    Hunt around here:

    Bob Szabo Stuff

    Chris Saulnier - Team Tigges
    MEchanic Falls, Maine
     
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  5. nitrowannabe

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    A quick google confirms that pump E85 can be anywhere from E51 ro E83. For a consistent tune use a race blend E85 from VP, Sunoco etc.
     
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  6. nitrowannabe

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    More google and I see a turbo liked 7.6 AFR on E85.
     
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  7. aj481x

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    Good Point
     
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  8. SoDak

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    For blown engines on ethanol I would definitely run E98 as the 15% gas is not great gas and like said above can wildy vary.

    A close friend dominates the local circle tracks with E85 carbs and dynos at his shop.

    Another friend has this;

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    Mark Thomas would be another guy that should know
     
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  9. SoDak

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    I don't believe that it has near the detonation resistance so you'll want to do whatever you can to reduce detonation
     
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  10. SoDak

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    More technically correct would be to say I don't think it is as preignition friendly so keep a keen eye on that.
     
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  11. WIZBANG

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    Thank You Gentlemen !
     
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