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    E 85 gas ?

    Have any body used the E 85 gas on the ski ?,because race car now with 1000 HP the are using this gas that a work like 110 race gas
    110 race gas is$7.00
    E85 is only $2.50 and work like a regular race gas ...


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    im sure no one has used it but yes you can run it in the ski and it will work well. only problem is you will get much worse gas mileage on long trips. but if you kinda hang in one area or drag race alot it will be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackvr View Post
    im sure no one has used it but yes you can run it in the ski and it will work well. only problem is you will get much worse gas mileage on long trips. but if you kinda hang in one area or drag race alot it will be better
    lol .but is true that you have to get a bigger feul pump and injectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    No...do not use it in your ski. It is only 85 octane, and contains more than 20% ethanol. Ethanol absorbs water quite easily, and also is very corrosive. This is not something you want to use in a marine environment.
    The reason it's called E85, is; Ethanol, 85 octane.

    Race cars do burn pure ethanol, but the cars are set up for this. 110 octane race gas contains very little, if any ethanol. But, unless you have a very highly modified engine, your pissing money down the drain.

    There are currently several class action suits against all the major auto manufacturers of "Flex Fuel" vehicles, for damage(s) sustained while using this fuel, in vehicles "approved" for this fuel.
    It's is bad stuff, stay away from it.

    Also, you will get, on average, 20% less fuel mileage, than with regular gasoline.

    Always use the manufacturers minimum specified octane in your ski, and avoid anything with more than 10% ethanol!!!
    this is incorrect. E85 stands for Ethanol 85% as in it is 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline. it is around 100 octane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    this is incorrect. E85 stands for Ethanol 85% as in it is 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline. it is around 100 octane.
    true performace car with 600 t0 1200 Hp are runnig E 85 with no problem insted of spending $7.00 on race gas you onlo pay $2.50 addicted is any modifiation that need to be dont on the ski to used this e 85 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxpredviper View Post
    Have any body used the E 85 gas on the ski ?,because race car now with 1000 HP the are using this gas that a work like 110 race gas
    110 race gas is$7.00
    E85 is only $2.50 and work like a regular race gas ...
    110 race gas for $7.00 that's cheap. is it Sunoco?
    As for E85 the injectors need to be 30-40% bigger and you will need a motec or autronics ecu to add timing.

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    I LOVE E-85!!!!!!

    E-85 is.....
    no where near as corrosive as Methanol. I leave it in my aluminum fuel cell all winter with no problems.

    If you have old rubber hoses, it might eat them but not aggressively, like overnight. Put some new hoses on, no big deal.

    Does not absorb water anywhere near as bad as Methanol. I do keep it in tightly sealed storage drums. The little vent hole in my fuel cell does not seem to put water into the fuel.

    Has an octane around 105-110. It's kinda hard to rate it's octane since it's a different type of fuel than gas. It LOVES compression!!! 15-1 is a nice comp. ratio. Very resistant to detonation.

    Huge cooling effect when put into the intake manifold. Perfect for boosted engines.

    You use about 30% more fuel for the same amount of work. Either a different fuel map or injectors would have to be worked out.

    Here's a link for more info.
    http://www.e85forum.com/

    There's a link on the site to find the nearest E-85 station.

    Sea Doos with EFI run a sealed/non vented fuel system. No problem with water getting in there.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    this is incorrect. E85 stands for Ethanol 85% as in it is 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline. it is around 100 octane.
    But WAY less in the BTU department. So, unless you have a motor set up for it, that is like running race gas in my lawnmower. You can't take full advantage if it

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    No, it's not 100 octane. It's actually around 94 to 95. But, DON'T USE IT IN A MARINE ENVIRONMENT!!!
    It will eat the plastic parts(fuel tank), is corrosive as hell, and absorbs water!!!
    http://www.iowarfa.org/PDF/E85_value...ct%20Sheet.pdf

    E85 has an octane rating ranging from 100-105

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