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  1. KBR

    KBR Active Member Established Member

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    Hi,
    I'm putting together parts for a blower swap and don't know if I should spend the extra cash needed to upgrade fuel system to run E85.
    Online there is a place listed in Seekonk, MA, but I have no idea if it really exists and is a feasible option.

    Rumor has it that it is available, but tests around E72 and is inconsistent

    VP X85 is avaiable at local speed shop for $42 = $8.40 a Gallon

    Crossroads Convenience
    822 Fall River Ave
    Seekonk, MA 02771
     
  2. tones_RS3

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    I saw that place was listed on the E85 area. Too bad it's inconsistent. Too much of a chance for me anyways, if I were to convert. Not too far from me, about 30 minutes.
    What speed shop was selling the VP X85? What is VP X85 anyways? lol I assume it's a little better than the E85?
     
  3. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The place in Seekonk does infact have e85. It’s consistent in the heart of summer but before or after that it’s blended with winter shit. Dynotech tuning which is also in Seekonk I believe sells e85 by the drum.
     
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    X85 is a pure 100% version of e85. A shop near me sells it for like $12 a gallon
     
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    That's awesome.
    What's the name of the shop?
     
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    Westgate performance in Freetown mass.. they have a Facebook page. I don’t know if they even have a website. It’s a Small place
     
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    Cool.
    Thanks man.
     
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    I'd take e50 over 93 any day of the week. I've filled e85 at Logan, the gulf on 138 near Canton, and also on the pike. If you don't daily it's worth just buying a bunch of 5 gallon jugs and drive to one of those stations to fill.
     
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    I heard about the Gulf on 138. That's really not too far from me. About 25 minutes one way.
    How is their E85? Any good? (What I mean is,......do you know if they test theirs to see if it is a true E85?)
     
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    I tested it once at e85. I'm in RI now so I go to CT to fill up since it's closer. I'd imagine it probably varies e70-e85.

    Pete gave me two tunes, one for e70 and one for e85. I just check my STFT to see if I'm off and need to switch. Much easier than testing the actual fuel.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks man!
    What is STFT by the way?
     
  12. bigmoose

    bigmoose Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Short term fuel trim

    I use the torque app on my phone with a scantool obd adapter to monitor everything. I only use my sct when I want to datalog my a/f with the analog input.
     
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  13. KBR

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    Thanks for chiming in.
    I think i'll stay return-less fuel system for now. Set up to run on pump gas and maybe a second tune to run pump+torco

    build looking like:
    VMP 2.3 3.0 upper pulley...maybe 4lb lower to follow
    80lb injectors
    DW300 pumps and PPRV delete
    Black306 modded FPDM
    KB fuel pressure disc
    SCT BA3000
    JLT RAI
    Pete for tuning
     
  14. FromGTtoSVT

    FromGTtoSVT 10 years later,still here Established Member

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    do you use the free version or paid?

    I have been meaning to set this up on a junk tablet i have for like two years lol
     
  15. bigmoose

    bigmoose Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Paid. I think it's only $5. Well worth it.

    I also use the scantool OBD adapter. It uses a different chip then the ELM327 and datalogs about 10x faster. That's worth the extra cost IMHO
     
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    FromGTtoSVT 10 years later,still here Established Member

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    I originally had the ELM327 one, but read the same and bought the OBD adapter.

    Thanks for the heads up, you've motivated me to check it out
     
  17. KBR

    KBR Active Member Established Member

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    is this what you are talking about?


    and then Torque App on iPhone
     
  18. bigmoose

    bigmoose Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I do use the OBDlink MX but I have an Android phone so I use the Bluetooth one. It goes on sale for $50 but is regularly $79. It looks like the wifi one has the apple tax included. I'm not sure if the iPhone requires the wifi one or not still.
     
  19. KBR

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    Bluetooth one does not support ios per scantool website
     
  20. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have the old free torque app for my old android. Thing was awesome. Doesn’t read fuel trim tho
     

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