ATTEN: ALL Ethanol peeps!

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  1. Aug 12, 2012 #1

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    Rumor has it with the current drought this year that E85 will be shipping in e70 this year. Ive already notice about .5 richer on my last fill up. :( Gonna test in to make sure next tank fill.

    It would be nice to make this a sticky too!
     
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    All the corn i see in MN looks pretty damn healthy
     
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    Honestly to run ethanol I wan't a good engine management that has the features of various for safety. I thought I was going to do ethanol until I kept learning more about it and realize dI'd really like a much more capable computer that can compensate for various levels of ethanol.

    For me it will probably ProEFI as it strikes m as impressive for the price. (excuse the acting)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1CzmmMUy50

    Another article you might find interesting is that e85 is not exactly what everyone believes it is. Here's an article excerpt (link provided below - good reading).

    http://www.injectordynamics.com/AlcoholArticle.html
     
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    Sorry man, there are way too many shops that pimp this stuff. I had it on my na setup and would never consider going back to pump now with my new fi setup. If u tune the timming for e70 and the fuel for e85 you are safe.

    This thread is also to just let the peeps know what up. Not the people that don't run it. This means both of u Guys lol.

    Ps the vid is pretty cool
     
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    Eh. Point taken.
     
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    For over 2 k lol I'll stay with stock ecu. My car can go closed loop so in a pinch I can run pump just part throttle and cruising though.
     
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    Thanks dan. I'll keep my eye on the a/f gauge
     
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    And here I thought winter blend diesel was annoying.
     
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    I saw that in Iowa, "at least 50% ethanol" and was like :lmao: good call.
     
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    I think its state law in MN that it has to be min 70%
     
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    Yes. Thats what pumps advertise.
     
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    I don't drive the old car enough to notice any changes.
    But I did hear on the news, people (poultry producers) bitching about how we shouldn't be burning 'food' in our vehicles.

    We shouldn't be eating once wild animals.
    We shouldn't be using a limited resource as a fuel.
    We shouldn't be driving 100 miles 1 way to work for $15/hr.
    We should all be 10' tall and smarter than a 5th grader by evolutionary standards.

    Dear poultry producers of America, stop farming out work to illegal immigrants and maybe I'll listen to your BS.



    Jinx,

    The Octane variation isn't that great from E-70 to E-85. IIRC it's about 1-2 points. And IMO if a tune is that ragged edge that 1 Octane point will make the car suffer, you've got bigger fish to fry.
     
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    Well happy to report at least by my lair the Holiday and Burnsville off 13 still has E85. :)
     
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    I still have it locally. But the bastards are charging $0.40/gallon more than I was paying month and a half ago.
    Still cheaper than you guys get it at though.
     
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    Just paid 3.30 a gal.
     
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    It just hit $3.01 here the other day.
    hehe
     
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    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/di...ttle-falls-ethanol-plant-suspends-operations/


    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- The high price and low supply of corn has idled an ethanol plant in Little Falls.
    The Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op has suspended operations. The plant's general manager, Dana Persson, says that until they can buy corn or sell ethanol at a better price, it's to their advantage to stop production.
    The St. Cloud Times says the co-op began operating in 1999 and has produced about 21 million gallons of ethanol a year. The cash price for a bushel of corn is currently $7.27 compared to $4.87 a bushel in November of 2010.



    Far as I'm hearing, expect more to follow suit.
     
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    Perhaps it's time to let go of corn and use something more profitable.