How Much Ethanol / E85 is in your car's gas tank? This gauge can tell you
I filled up on 12.4 gallons of E85 in my 14 gallon tank. I previously had 1.6 gallons of 91 octane in the tank. The Zeitronix ECA shows how much ethanol is now in my tank.
The Zeitronix Ethanol Content Analyzer display provides real time readouts of fuel ethanol content and fuel temperature. Two analog outputs, ethanol percentage and fuel temperature, are provided for datalogging and engine management system use. The ethanol content of E85 fuel can vary from 60% to 92% ethanol. A fill up with E85 can drastically change the mix of fuel in your vehicle. For performance drivers determining actual ethanol content of E85 is essential to maximizing an engine tune and horsepower.
**Note, my camera makes the gauge's lights flicker. In person the lights on the gauge do not flicker.
E85 Ethanol Conversion Kit Installation
http://www.e85conversionkits.net E85 conversion kit installation. Convert
your Ford, Chevy, Honda, Toyota, etc to a flex-fuel vehicle that can run on
gas and/or ethanol. Our E85 kits are a simple installation.
Removing demon rum from your fuel! Ethanol makes your engine run hotter
and worse. It hurts fuel economy. It rots gaskets, melts fiberglass, and
goes bad quickly. A reliable source at the SEMA Show told me how to remove
it. If you need high octane, you may want to add some race fuel when
Easy.. Test Gas for Ethanol
I decided to do this test because I pay extra for pure gas, but I'm
skeptical of shady gas stations trying to pass off 10% ethanol gas as pure.
What's to stop them from doing that for the extra $$$ involved and what
would the consequences if they were caught..?
A few gas stations around me have a banner out front that says " No
Ethanol" but then you pull in and find out only the premium pump is pure
e85 Evo 8 vs C5 Z06
My 2005 Evo 8 w/ SSL (full weight including spare tire)
Full Bolt-Ons, Kelford 272 Cams, IX turbo, FIC 1450cc Injectors, e85...
2002 C5 Z06 (full weight)
Vararam Intake, LG Headers, Untuned
What type of gas do you need?
First let's talk about octane ratings, because this is where people can
save some money. Every type of gas has a different octane rating, like 87,
89, and 91. The 91 octane, (or premium gas), is the most expensive, but you
should not buy it unless you absolutely have to.
So how do you know if you need to use premium gas? Look in your owner's
manual. It will tell you what type of gas your car requires, and unless it
says that you have to use premium gas in your car, don't use it. High
octane premium gas is designed to be used with performance engines. Using
it in an ordinary car that is designed to run on regular gas is not going
to give that car more power, so don't waste your money.
87 octane regular gas is by far the most common type used out on the road.
Most engines are not high performance engines, and they can run on a lower
octane gas, which is usually much less expensive. Again, check your owner's
manual to find out what octane gas you need to buy.
Ethanol fuel blends get really confusing because there are different
mixtures, but it's really not that complicated. If you buy E10 fuel, you
are getting 90% gasoline, and 10% ethanol. E10 is OK to use in many types
of vehicles, because it is almost entirely made up of regular gasoline.
But if you are buying E85 fuel, you are getting 85% ethanol, and only 15 %
gasoline. Not all vehicles out on the road can use E85 fuel, so don't ever
put this in your tank unless your vehicle is designed to run on E85. These
types of vehicles are usually called "flex fuel vehicles".
Making good decisions at the pump can save you some gas money, but there
are also other steps you can take to reduce the amount of gas that you use.
Things such as combining trips, not letting your car idle too long if
possible, and driving less aggressively will all add up to some big
Video Tour of an Ethanol Plant
Take a tour of an ethanol plant and learn about the production process from
start to finish. Courtesy of Midwest Grain Producers
E85 Fuel in my 2005 Honda Civic
I am an ethanol enthusiast and biofuels blogger. I fill up my 2005 Honda
Civic with half of E85 fuel and half gasoline, at Propel Fuels, in
Most gasoline engine vehicles are designed to run on a 50/50 mixture of
E85 and gasoline. However, if you are new to E85 fuel, you can start by
filling up your engine with just one gallon of E85 and the rest with
gasoline to see how your car responds. When it is time to fill up again,
use two gallons of E85 and the rest gasoline. If this works out just
fine,as it should, then work your way up to filling up your tank half way
with E85 fuel and gasoline.
Once I get my flex fuel engine converter installed, I will solely use E85.
It is important to note that E85 is highly oxygenated and gives you more
horse power than gasoline. In addition, E85 burns cleaner in your engine
and substantially reduces green house gas emissions and pollutants, such as
carbon monoxides, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides.
Please share why you choose to use E85 ethanol in your vehicle by uploading
videos to Youtube. Let's build this movement together and help people
obtain more information on E85 ethanol and flex fuel engine converters.
Learn more on my blog and twitter pages:
http://twitter.com/EvolveWithE85. You can also learn more about E85 ethanol
and engine converters at www.propelfuels.com,
www. alcoholcanbeagas.com, and www.ethanol.org, www.ethanolrfa.org, and
www.drivingethanol.org, www.ethanoltoday. com, www.ethanolproducer.com,