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Old 01-28-2011, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by KRAZYK View Post
well just an update..

Ive got about 40 miles left in my first tank of E85. I have not noticed any power loss or decrease in throttle response, but I have noticed a pretty good drop in MPGs. I was getting abour 14-16 city on Gasoline but on E85 im getting just under 13 it looks like. I'll do a final calculation very soon when I fill up my tank again today or tomorrow.

It should be noted that I have been doing more city driving on this tank then Ive done in the past with gasoline.. my errands just worked out that way.

I emailed someone at Diablo Sport and asked them if they had an E85 preset. He said no but I could still increase the engine timing as much as I needed for the higher octane. He then told me that the programmer COULD help increase my MPGs on Ethanol BUT they would never be as high as Gasoline.

I still plan on getting a tuner anyway no matter if I use E85 or Gas.
I ran E85 in my 07 It took it from around 16 to 11.5 on the next tanks. So regular gasoline it is..
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