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Pro tips on cold starting E85?

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  1. Klaus

    Klaus Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Its 27 degrees out and I have to move my shelby. Fer would not start last time. Any pro tips?
     
  2. 03cobra#2

    03cobra#2 Hobbyist Of Many Hobbies Established Member

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    If you are having trouble starting when it's cold have your tuner revise your tune. Usually the crank lambda needs adjusted (more fuel during cranking).... Sometimes other parameters need adjusted. Mine started right up the other morning in 40 degrees. It's all in the tune.
     
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  3. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    I’ll give you a freebie

    Grab a can of starting fluid and hit the air filter

    She’ll light right off with a turn of the key


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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Have the tuner add more fuel. Lol
     
  5. Reaper14

    Reaper14 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Turning car on, waiting about 10 seconds, then cranking it works for me. Only have to do that with the korn, turns right on when on 91.

    Vic
     
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    03cobra#2 Hobbyist Of Many Hobbies Established Member

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    This is great advice....I have many gas-powered tools around the house and a can of starter fluid can really help with that first start of the season.
     
  7. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    It works and works well.

    I have a RZR turbo that runs on e85 and sits for months on end. Son of a bitch REFUSES to start no matter the weather if it’s been sitting.

    The cure is a quick hit of starting fluid and it lights right off.

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