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post #25576 of 26304
You bought a Bimmer???!!! happy.gif

The sign? Or you want the lift?

The only thing going in my tank other than gasoline is fuel system cleaner.
post #25577 of 26304
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Let's talk after the auto cross buddy smile.gif. You're gonna learn a lot and have a blast. Pro tip - fill up right before getting there or you'll be paying 50 bucks a gallon.

Wasn't saying it as something I was interested in lol.

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

E85?  Isn't E85 shit for your engine?  Who wants all that ethanol?

Not if you do it correctly.

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

E85 is crap. Period.
But you can grow it.
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See above.
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Yes. He should.

"But the Miata forums said. . "

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Spending all that money to replumb your fuel system(well, yes. Old cars require it to do mods) just to run a fuel that shortens your engines lifespan?

If it is so hard to get. And you are just looking for octane? Buy barrels of fuel. If just for track days.

Nothing to do with miata forums. Subaru guys with built engines here always like to talk about it. I was just shocked at how much cheaper it was than I expected.

I have no interest in it.
post #25578 of 26304
I dont Think i have seen a german petrol station without E85, but then again of of them have racing fuel on the pump.
post #25579 of 26304
E85 is crap. You could list the "correct" way to do it. But unless that means opening the engine? wink.gif It's a dry fuel. And corrosive.
-also a fad. Race fuel is available.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I dont Think i have seen a german petrol station without E85, but then again of of them have racing fuel on the pump.

Yup. 98 octane on the pump all day erryday.
Also,
Race fuel can be delivered in barrels to your workplace,home,or garage.

I did mention e85 in a positive light, but that was only if i had to choose between an old corolla and a Tesla.
post #25580 of 26304
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Haha I'd never claim to be from here even though I've been in the area for 6 years and in New England for a decade.

If your grandparents weren't born here, you're not a native.
post #25581 of 26304
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

E85 is crap. You could list the "correct" way to do it. But unless that means opening the engine? wink.gif It's a dry fuel. And corrosive.
-also a fad. Race fuel is available.
Yup. 98 octane on the pump all day erryday.
Also,
Race fuel can be delivered in barrels to your workplace,home,or garage.

I did mention e85 in a positive light, but that was only if i had to choose between an old corolla and a Tesla.

stirpot.gif That has to be a direct dig at a guy that had one and has the other, right? tongue.gif
post #25582 of 26304
No way ramu has a phd in ECE. Waaaay too much of an extrovert. smile.gif
post #25583 of 26304
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

No way ramu has a phd in ECE. Waaaay too much of an extrovert. smile.gif

You should see me at a bar with the ladies. You should count your blessings if you can pick up the scraps. tongue.gif (that was full on sarcasm btw)
post #25584 of 26304
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

No way ramu has a phd in ECE. Waaaay too much of an extrovert. smile.gif

 

How do you tell an extroverted engineer?
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
He looks at your shoes instead of his own

 

Plus it is the interwebs - a lot easier to be extroverted.

post #25585 of 26304
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Yup. 98 octane on the pump all day erryday.

Try V-power 100-102.
post #25586 of 26304
Going to higher and higher octanes really only helps prevent detonation/knocking - and you'd have to have a NA with a high compression ratio or a force inducted car. Further, you would need an ECU that could figure all that out.

I can't speak for all modern cars on this; as an example, all modern BMW M cars switch the spark plugs to what is essentially a high impedance multimeter after they've created the arc for combustion to get a read on the combustion. It basically makes for a super simple, but incredibly capable knock sensor that works across all fuels However, even at their factory, they don't recommend anything past 98 octane (US) on an un modded M car - even if you're tracking it.

The real exotics like Ferraris or Koenigseggs or whatever would benefit from that level (100+) of fuel though. Us mortals, really not so much.

Edit: Realized Thrift and I agreed on a justified take on fuel. #brohug
post #25587 of 26304

I only use the gas I can siphon out of other people's cars so who knows what I'm using!

post #25588 of 26304
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I only use the gas I can siphon out of other people's cars so who knows what I'm using!

As eminem would say - if i don't got enough in the tank, maybe I can just siphon enough
post #25589 of 26304
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I always use to add these to Sunoco 94 and pretend I was running jet fuel. ie he has ruined a longstanding halo/placebo effect for me, lol. Thoughts?
 

Highest octane that was available in my region used to be Sunoco 94.5.  Not sure what happened to it, but now if I go to Sunoco, the highest octane they have is 93.  In the spring we went with a car club on a drive up to Maine and the highest octane they had at major stations like Shell or Mobil were 91.  

post #25590 of 26304
Don't forget about the different octane ratings between US and EU. 98 in EU is the same as our 93. 102 RON would have an AKI rating of 97 or so, depending on the actual fuel and additives, but we don't get that at the pumps here.

Sustainability issues and all that aside, E85 is just pure magic for FI cars, especially when I pay 2.20/gal for it. The closest thing to it in terms of performance would be C17 and that's in the 15/gal territory! Doesn't take a genius to figure out which one is more practical, especially if you want to drive the car on the street.

Also, what are these wife's tales about needed to revamp the fuel system or corrosion to the internals from running e85? Any car made over the past two decades or so has a fuel system that will not deteriorate from ethanol. No issues with the engine either, in fact, last time I took the head off on my car the tops of the pistons looked nice and clean and the cylinder walls were in great condition. Ethanol will thin out your oil quicker, but that's just a consumable. That's just what you pay for running race-gas like fuel at 87 octane prices.
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