Post Tagged with: "E85"


Mailbag: What Do I Need to Run E85 Fuel?

Q: I want to run E85 in my car. What should I know before changing fuels? … A: Many of us have seen the cars making huge power on E85 […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips for Maxxing MPG with Fuel Mixing

I have a 2012 F-250 Ford built to use flex fuel. What is the best way to maximize miles per gallon? Is there any advantage to running 1/2 tank of 93 […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?
Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?

I drive a 2014 Corvette Stingray LT1 7 speed manual with a cold air intake and dyno tune as the only performance mods thus far. In my quest to add more […]

C5 Corvette with Advanced Fuel Dynamics PROFLEX
Parts / Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Advanced Fuel Dynamics PROFLEX Commander Flex Fuel Systems

Advanced Fuel Dynamics’ PROFLEX Commander Flex Fuel System is a plug-and-play, bolt-on kit that lets you run E85 in your late-model vehicle. The performance potential of ethanol-blended fuel is well […]

E85 corrosion test
Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: E85 Pump-Gas Additives—Not Ethanol—Cause Corrosion

Hi, I was wondering if you could help answer a few questions and doubts I have about moving forward with my E85 build. I know there’s a lot of hype […]

Tech Articles

Fuel Duel: Race Gas vs. E85—Which Makes More Power?

Gasoline or E85 ethanol-blended fuel? David Freiburger and Steve Dulcich at Engine Masters wanted to find out which makes more power and by how much. So they grabbed a 489-cubic-inch, 13.5:1 compression […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What is Safe Effective Compression Ratio for E85?

What is a general safe effective compression ratio on E85? The internet results in varying opinions from 13:1 up to an extreme 20:1.   Jeff Smith: This is an interesting […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: The Pros and Cons of E85 in Performance Applications

Old guy up in Canada scratching his head and wondering: A: Is the oxygen in ethanol as hard on aluminum parts as the information available on the web says it […]

Campus Pit Stop

Campus Pit Stop #2: Kettering Formula SAE Team Tackles Cost, Fuel Efficiency

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of our Campus Pit Stop series of articles highlighting automotive engineering work being done on campuses across America. The series covers some of the […]