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: E85 Tune


TheTwins
14th April 2011, 01:58 PM
I was curious If any of you guys knew a good place to get an E85 tune done on a T5?

lowbudgethero
14th April 2011, 02:53 PM
Since your in CO I would ask JZW for a road tune on e85 he is from Boulder, CO and has done e85 tuning.

comtrang
14th April 2011, 02:59 PM
Yeah I think John is probably under two hours from you. Go to him.

Imspace2
14th April 2011, 05:18 PM
Yeah he has done his and others 9000 Holsets to E85, as well as Brian O'Donnell's 9-3. More more power on stock internals but less economy, but who cares? Its so much cheaper than Gasoline

And he's so close, in Longmont, CO.

Its not a straight tune though, pretty sure you'll need larger injectors, fuel pump, and FPR to get it to run reliably. Wish I knew I could always run into E85 and I'd do the switch. E85 is like $2.30 a gallon near my uncle's place in mchenry illinois ;)

TheTwins
14th April 2011, 06:10 PM
Yeah he has done his and others 9000 Holsets to E85, as well as Brian O'Donnell's 9-3. More more power on stock internals but less economy, but who cares? Its so much cheaper than Gasoline

And he's so close, in Longmont, CO.

Its not a straight tune though, pretty sure you'll need larger injectors, fuel pump, and FPR to get it to run reliably. Wish I knew I could always run into E85 and I'd do the switch. E85 is like $2.30 a gallon near my uncle's place in mchenry illinois ;)

ya i think its around $1.25-1.50 out here at some places so I really wanna make the switch!;ol;

comtrang
14th April 2011, 07:01 PM
Holy crap.. it's $3.50 out here in Utah because there's only like 3 stations in the whole state that have it.

lms
14th April 2011, 07:42 PM
It's 4 bucks here in chicago, but there really isn't any competition.

TheTwins
14th April 2011, 07:45 PM
Holy crap.. it's $3.50 out here in Utah because there's only like 3 stations in the whole state that have it.

i think theres between 25-40 in Colorado so i guess that makes sense haha, anythings better than paying 3.75 for petrol

comtrang
15th April 2011, 01:33 AM
Yeah I was contemplating switching back to E85 just cause it was cheaper - when I went through my tank of it, premium = $3.10 and E85 = $3.10. Cost per mile was slightly worse for E85. I hoped he price stayed at that as premium made it up to $3.80 but I was wrong :/

RovingHawk
15th April 2011, 06:33 AM
Nine dollars per gallon in UK. Enjoy your prices whilst they last.

RH

comtrang
15th April 2011, 10:47 AM
Everything is relative to income, etc., though. If I hadn't been paying $2 just a couple years ago or whenever it was, and several years before that between $1 and $2, I wouldn't have anything to complain about.

John Z Williams
15th April 2011, 11:19 AM
E85 is about 1.00 buck cheaper than gasoline here in Longmont. Its 2.76 for e85 and 3.81 for premium gasoline.

So, if you get 20% less milage and the fuel is 40% more expensive, then you are still in the positive to run E85, cost less to run, makes more power and torque, its safer to run and some people write it off on their taxes and while running it, no emmissions, you are green :cheesy:

John

TheTwins
15th April 2011, 01:19 PM
E85 is about 1.00 buck cheaper than gasoline here in Longmont. Its 2.76 for e85 and 3.81 for premium gasoline.

So, if you get 20% less milage and the fuel is 40% more expensive, then you are still in the positive to run E85, cost less to run, makes more power and torque, its safer to run and some people write it off on their taxes and while running it, no emmissions, you are green :cheesy:

John

ya I'm totally down to do it, I just have to put some money together, and then find the time to get up to Longmont haha :D

comtrang
15th April 2011, 03:58 PM
E85 is about 1.00 buck cheaper than gasoline here in Longmont. Its 2.76 for e85 and 3.81 for premium gasoline.

So, if you get 20% less milage and the fuel is 40% more expensive, then you are still in the positive to run E85, cost less to run, makes more power and torque, its safer to run and some people write it off on their taxes and while running it, no emmissions, you are green :cheesy:

John

People write it off on their taxes!? Never heard that, interesting. I probably can't though because I just do the standard decduction.

Le sigh.

condaddy
24th January 2012, 11:14 AM
Yeah he has done his and others 9000 Holsets to E85, as well as Brian O'Donnell's 9-3. More more power on stock internals but less economy, but who cares? Its so much cheaper than Gasoline

And he's so close, in Longmont, CO.

Its not a straight tune though, pretty sure you'll need larger injectors, fuel pump, and FPR to get it to run reliably. Wish I knew I could always run into E85 and I'd do the switch. E85 is like $2.30 a gallon near my uncle's place in mchenry illinois ;)

right down the road from my house and is where im gonna get my e85 from when i get my tune next month

busaboy
24th January 2012, 01:22 PM
People write it off on their taxes!? Never heard that, interesting. I probably can't though because I just do the standard decduction.

Le sigh.
If one can, it's a new thing this year. Maybe businesses can get some writeoff....