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Old 10-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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How many people will E-85 their new camaro?

Just wondering how many people will convert their new camaro to accept E-85? I am planning on doing an E-85 and premium map but will have to change injectors etc. How will this work with warranty also - good or not?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Ok for those of us who dont know what E-85ing your car is, IE: (me) im guessing it has to do with ethenol? Could you explain?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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If a reliable E85 kit comes out, I will seriously consider it. A Camaro with E85 would be great for fuel expenses since E85 is so much cheaper. I'll want to see a dyno for this kit before I buy it.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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E-85 --> 85% Ethanole, 15% Gasoline (supposidly better for the environment)

Current Gasoline --> (up to) 10% Ethanol, (minimum) 90% Gasoline
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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Basically with E-85 fuel it is at 105 Octane which I would think would be nice for performance. We have a tuner shop up he road here that has done it for my friends STI and another friends S/C mustang. I plan on doing this pretty soon after I get my car. As soon as the tuner becomes available and they can get things figured out I will be able to give dyno numbers on E-85 & Premium fuel.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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Just wondering how many people will convert their new camaro to accept E-85? I am planning on doing an E-85 and premium map but will have to change injectors etc. How will this work with warranty also - good or not?
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if you change the injectors i would say you could forget the warranty
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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That's what I figured about the warranty - that will be the only thing holding me back. I don't plan on getting too crazy with mods and such. Probably just cat back, shorties and cold air from dealer. It would be nice if we could do the E-85 through GM and the dealers though.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #9
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I would consider it. A few gas stations around offer it, and I can't argue with that octane either.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:39 PM   #10
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I think if we had more E85 pumps around I may change all my vehicles that way but the vettes, But the closes one THat I know of is Far lacey/Olympia area.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:46 PM   #11
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I'll stick with 91. With E85 your performance will go down and you will be using more fuel.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:26 PM   #12
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oh no.. the e85 debate...

Long story short.. until gas is more than 40% the cost of E85 you will not save any money and the performance gain will be so slight that you will not notice unless your on a dyno.

In my case personally id never do it becuase there are zero, count them, ZERO e85 stations in the state of arizona.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:30 PM   #13
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I guess besides the injectors that need to be changed, what else has to be changed(besdies the computer tuning)? I thought it will eat up the inside of your gas tank, fuel lines and fuel line gaskets if you are not properly equipped. This what I've heard.

I wouldn't do it anyway because the only E85 stations within 100 miles are all private use lol.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #14
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I think if we had more E85 pumps around I may change all my vehicles that way but the vettes, But the closes one THat I know of is Far lacey/Olympia area.
we have a e85 station by the walmart in chehalis....=P
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