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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 13, 8:05 PM Thread Starter
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E-85 for octane booster

Hey Guys,
What do you think about using a couple gallons of E-85 to boost the octane?
I have trouble finding anything more than 91 here and I have a pinging issue. Timing is ok and so are the temps, just too much comp at 10-1.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 13, 9:44 PM
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Re: E-85 for octane booster

Have to re-jet a lot fatter more than likely...

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 13, 10:23 PM
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Re: E-85 for octane booster

you will only have to make it a little richer..

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Re: E-85 for octane booster

If you have a Marina or a farm store in your area, you may be able to find non ethanol gasoline. good luck.

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Re: E-85 for octane booster

You can buy a drum of Sunoco race fuel and mix with your pump gas to achieve a higher octane, BUT I WOULD NOT USE ANY ETHANOL. The map shows a drag strip over in Asbury that carries Sunoco.

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Re: E-85 for octane booster

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You can buy a drum of Sunoco race fuel and mix with your pump gas to achieve a higher octane, BUT I WOULD NOT USE ANY ETHANOL. The map shows a drag strip over in Asbury that carries Sunoco.

http://www.racegas.com/fuelfinder
i've put ethanol of various blends in every car that i've owned for going on 24 years now.. it's not teh end of teh werld.

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Re: E-85 for octane booster

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i've put ethanol of various blends in every car that i've owned for going on 24 years now..

Why? Are you saying you did it on purpose or are you just saying you use the cheaper gas that has it added to it, like swifty?

The OP best bet is to just add a little race gas to each tank.

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Re: E-85 for octane booster

I've done it a bajillion times. Add 10 gallons of 93 Hess, then grab 10 gallons of E85 and read those plugs for detonation when spraying it. I do ass Stabil for those summer months where I am slammed at the shop and it is even too hot to play at night.

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Why? Are you saying you did it on purpose or are you just saying you use the cheaper gas that has it added to it, like swifty?

The OP best bet is to just add a little race gas to each tank.
because it's pretty much all that we have here... and the few times i've tried running the non oxygenated fuel that some stations sell my cars have run like crap and ran on after shut down..

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