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    New Blender Pump -Pump&Pantry Fremont , Nebraska

    I've added a few prices for this new place on e85prices.com. It's quite a bit more expensive than the Omaha area fuel stations. I just make sure to fill up in Omaha before going out to Fremont. I guess when you're the only place selling it, you can price it however you want. It's unfortunate.
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    Innovate LC1 and XD16 gauge question

    Got it working. I did two things. First I held down the button on the XD16 for about 30 seconds. It said RES on the display, so I assume it reset. I then calibrated it twice. Turned the car on and it was working fine.
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    Innovate LC1 and XD16 gauge question

    I had a fuel injector die (injector started leaking out of the side), so the shop I took my car to just bought 4 all new injectors. Their flow was a bit different than my old injectors, so I thought I would install this Innovate LC1 and XD16 that I have had sitting around for a few years and adjust my FPR myself. I got it all hooked up and calibrated. Initially I set the LC1 to ethanol and XD16 to lambda. The XD16 has two LEDs, one for AFR/Lambda and another for percent. On my unit the percent LED stays on always. I tried switching the LC1 to gasoline and the XD16 to AFR, but the LED for percent still stays on. Why does the XD-16 percent LED stay on? Why doesn't the LED for AFR/Lambda come on?
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    Some very quick Googling brings up an E85 thread about the Cruze on another forum and the outcome was that the injectors are not big enough on the 1.4T. I didn't realize that the Cruze is a brand new car, so you'll void your warranty as well. Trifecta is a company that does ECU reprogramming for the Cruze. It seems like it should be easy to get it to run on E85. Just need injectors and a re-tune. Trifecta's reprogram gained 36 whp on gasoline to a total of 152whp. I bet with E85 you could get up to 175whp. It would probably be better to wait until Chevy releases info on the 2012 Cruze. It might end up being FFV from the factory.
  5. How much does it cost for a truck load? We might be able to save some money!
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    Why did you switch to ethanol

    Horsepower. I gained 50. And it costs less to use in my application.
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    Yep, I can relate 100%. I post the info, go into detail with numbers and math, then get told that I'm wrong (on other forums). It gets old real fast when people try to tell you their aunt's cousin's girlfriend got worse performance so I'm the one that's wrong. Except I've been running it for a few years now with no problems, other than fouling spark plugs. Good luck Husker.
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    Sounds great, but are there ECU solutions out there for this car? Do larger injectors exist for this car? I gained 16% horsepower on my application. Internet says Cruze is at 116 horsepower to the wheels. Since this would be a stock motor being upgraded, I bet you could hit 160 horsepower to the wheels. My one link I clicked said they were up to 166whp on their gasoline Cruze, so you could probably get up to 200whp with an intake and exhaust. Ohhhh, wait, you said commuter car But you're going to need tuning ability as well as larger injectors. 85racer, let's just agree to disagree.
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    "E85 properly tuned increases torque on the Dyno" Yes, that is why a 1.3 liter engine would be perfect. High compression to efficiently utilize the E85 and the performance should equal a 1.6 or a 1.8 liter motor. 17 MPG is not commuter car worthy. A commuter car should be at 30 MPG. One of my cars is E85 only. I rarely ever drive out of my way to buy fuel. I'm not one of those people that would drive out of my way to fill up. The only reason I made the switch was for the horsepower.
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    Ethanol Board receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

    Ahhh, did not know that. I just figured the state/county put them up to help out drivers. Our state is terrible for highway signage.
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    The E85 only car you want to have must be FFV? I'm confused now. If your "custom built" car might someday need to be converted back to gasoline, then you will want to go the turbo route. A 13:1 compression NA motor will not be running on gasoline sometime in the future.
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    Do they make reprogrammable ECUs for those cars? I have no idea. So you will never take your car on roadtrips? Or are you confident there's a gas station that sells E85 every 250 miles? That's why I don't do it. No roadtrips is a deal breaker.
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    Ethanol Board receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

    Yeah, I don't think they would care. But I don't think they have a say in the signs that the state/county put up along the interstate/highways. Or am I wrong?
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    custom built e85 only commuter car...

    You guys are suggesting huge engines for a commuter car. I think ideally you would want a 1.3 liter or 1.6 liter engine. 13:1 compression. You don't need 200+ horsepower and only 23 MPG for a commuter car would be horrendous. Not many cars come with small engines, so I think the next best thing would be a 2006+ Honda Civic with the R18 motor. Swap in some new pistons/rods, new injectors, and a Hondata FlashPro to tune the ECU. You'll need a few hours of dyno tuning as well. Wait a few weeks to change the fuel filter. Done. I don't think they make a bigger cam for these motors. Of course if you want power than get a Civic Si or Acura RSX with the K20 motor. You could still get kind close to 30 MPG on the highway. 13:1, injectors, bigger cams and a Honda KPro programmable ECU. I have a car that is not flex fuel nor is it a commuter car. It's E85 only. I've been thinking about doing an E85 commuter car, but lack of availability is what is stopping me.
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    Ethanol Board receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

    More signage would be nice. They don't really need to create any online tools, just point people to the e85prices website.
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