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Guys using E-85 Check your fuel filters!!

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  1. timspony

    timspony TVS Powered Established Member

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    After going though this thread...I decided to change my stock fuel filter today!

    I ran E-85 all of last year, 1,600 miles and made about 25 passes....have to say my filter looked like new! :) ...Pictures really don't show how clean it is (and it's still wet)

    Very happy....E-85 FTW!! :beer:

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  2. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    E85=Good

    Walbro 400s in E85=Very bad!!
     
  3. timspony

    timspony TVS Powered Established Member

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    What happen Rick?? :shrug:
     
  4. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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  5. timspony

    timspony TVS Powered Established Member

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    Post 31 on your thread ^^^ ... That looked pretty Nasty!!!!
    What's up with your fuel station pumps/tanks?? :bs:
     
  6. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    The gunk is from the dying pumps not the fuel station.
     
  7. 04ASSASSIN

    04ASSASSIN Member Established Member

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    I changed my filter 2 weeks ago an it had what looked to be some sort of gel on it.
    Drove the car last night an noticed the fuel pressure was dropping from 60psi down to 20psi under boost and it would stay there for several seconds of idling. What would cause this?
     
  8. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    What fuel and fuel pumps?
     
  9. 04ASSASSIN

    04ASSASSIN Member Established Member

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    E85 and walbro 255's
     
  10. 04SilverSerpent

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    Pic's of your filter? I'm curious since I'm running 255's as well and want to go back to e85.
     
  11. stkjock

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    This is from another board I frequent.

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  12. vladSVT

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    triple 255s here and no issues. Ever since I changed my fuel filter, I've been checking it regularly to make sure.
     
  13. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    FYI.....

    Was at a car meet tonight and a guy I know with a recently e85 swapped 2011 gt500 running a KB at 22psi was there....but without his gt500. I asked where his car was and he tells me his car is down with "clogged fuel filter with metallic sludge". He then asks "hey did you get the bad batch of E85 over at the station like I did??" I was like "what bad E85 LOL....it's been fine every time I fill up and the car runs great. Fuel filter looks great....I just filled up" There is only 1 E85 station down here for 200 miles.

    I asked him what fuel pumps he's running and he says walbro 400. I told him to junk those things and get 465s (f90000267) instead
     
  14. safado

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    I just checked my fuel filter again.. while swapping out the GTSC pumps for a Fore hat with 465s...... 5 more tank fulls since last picture... still like new
     
  15. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    Update on mine...

    Here's the filter change I did on Jan 10th. This filter was in the car for at least 2 years and saw duty on E85 and 93 octane tunes. Notice how it looks very good...but it is stained brown a bit. I put a brand new identical model filter in on this day

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    I did an oil change Sunday and decided I'd go ahead and swap the filter from Jan 10th. I've run about 6 tanks of E85, or roughly 900 miles. No 93. Here is a picture of that filter, it is on the right. The previous filter that came out on Jan 10th (and noted above) is to the left. Notice how the filter on the left that saw 93 use is much more stained on the fibers. The filter on the right that saw straight E85 use is absolutely pristine in color...fibers are identical to a brand new filter. The pumps in the car are supercar gt pumps and have been in the tank for over 4 years to my knowledge

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    E85 continues to impress and so does this car :rockon:
     
  16. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Great results and thanks for sharing Jeff!
     
  17. vladSVT

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    Im going to bump this up for some clarification as I am stuck in the same situation. So what is the conclusion? The pumps work fine, look fine also, and the filter is clogged.

    I have triple 255 pumps just as above, and my filter is getting black.

    So from what you tested, the pumps are working fine/and looking good also (besides small black resiude), yet his filter is still black. So you concluded that its the lines that were causing the clogged filter? Or over time the little bit of black accumulation from the pumps is what causes the filters to clog?
    I just want to make sure as to what to do next, ditch the 255s and get some new pumps, or maybe change out the line and keep the same pumps.
     
  18. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    specizripn Member Established Member

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    What I'm getting from this is the people with 465s or gt pumps, good fuel lines, and go to good stations have clean filters, and the people with gunk showing up have a different kind of pump. The evidence is really pointing to the pump being the problem...
     
  20. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    Correct
     

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