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Old 03-17-2013, 11:20 AM
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Just figured I'd mention if anyone needs race gas the Sunoco on 460 has cam 2 (the 112 variant). Currently 8.99/gal.

Though for that price it's worth the trip to wytheville or c-ville for e85 if you have the fuel system to support.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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You would think that all the new cars that can run on both e-85 and with people wanting to run it for performance they would have e-85 around Roanoke.It seems dumb that a little town has it but cities dont.
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You would think that all the new cars that can run on both e-85 and with people wanting to run it for performance they would have e-85 around Roanoke.It seems dumb that a little town has it but cities dont.
Well it makes a little sense to have it in smaller towns/cities because people out there commute to larger cities thus require a larger driving distance.

E85 is more fuel efficient correct.
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No you use 3 times the amount because its less explosive. I read somewhere that after they ship it out of the middle of the country to the coasts it ends up being just as much as gasoline.
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It costs what regular grade does or less generally. And yes it is ~30% less efficient mileage wise, power wise quite the contrary.

There are two mass fuel storage facilities local with e100 tanks. Tis not like they have to ship it everywhere.
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For my senior design project I did an E85 conversion on my instructors fomula mazda. He converted it to a motec efi setup the previous year. The base tunewas 40% more fuel with the E85. We kept having to add fuel throughout the power tuning. We gained between 10-11% in power.
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Originally Posted by white-lightning:8104117
For my senior design project I did an E85 conversion on my instructors fomula mazda. He converted it to a motec efi setup the previous year. The base tunewas 40% more fuel with the E85. We kept having to add fuel throughout the power tuning. We gained between 10-11% in power.
Thumbs up for posting ACTUAL numbers. I remember you telling me about that.
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