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Old 07-03-2014, 09:50 PM   #51
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I think it's a great idea, thanks for getting this done. For those of us using ethanol, it's a heck of a lot more convenient than the alternative sourcing we've been doing, and compared with VP Fuels and the like purchased locally, it's much cheaper. Good job!
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Is this the location?
If so, that's too far for me
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Is this the location?
If so, that's too far for me
theres this place just south of surrey where e85 is readily available and way cheaper than this guy is selling.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:12 PM   #55
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theres this place just south of surrey where e85 is readily available and way cheaper than this guy is selling.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:15 PM   #56
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I think he is implying Blaine (South of Surrey)

But he doesn't realize the closest one is at Oak Harbor which is way further than West Van.

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Nice choice of location. E85 local is a big step in the right direction, atleast for us turbo guys. Thanks Amir
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Came back to this post to say I drove past an E85 sign yesterday...turns out its the exact station in question. Will need to stop in, I've been meaning to check out the classic car collection for some time now.

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GermanBoost - Over 500 whp already out of the 2015 BMW F80 M3? Yep. BMS JB4 tuned S55 turbo inline-6 ethanol (E85) testing shows 539 wheel horsepower

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E85 is tha shit, can't wait till it opens.

I plan to run 10% E85 mix with pump gas. Just have 2 MAP's done on the AEM V2 so can switch whenever I'm not running the mix. Should bring the Octane up enough to run 24/25psi where as I'm stuck up to about 21 on pump. Thought about running straight E85 but seems a bit unpractical at this point with 1 station, especially if the car travels somewhere there's no E85.
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Same, I plan to run 10-20% E85 mixed with 94. My car can't run 100% E85 without clogging up the CDFP. The station is kinda far for me, but I figure I can bring some 20L jugs and go once a month.
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Those looking to run E85 in any capacity will need to get a Ethanol Content Analyzer. Zeitronix has a series of nice kits:

Zeitronix ECA : SEMA Award Winning Ethanol Content Analyzer and Flex Fuel Sensor for E-85 and E-85/gasoline Blends

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and the analyzer (Gauge or Screen which can be neatly hidden away in the glove box or center console )


If you're looking to output 0-5V signals for Fuel Temp and Ethanol % to your ECU, EMS or logging software then you want the ECA-2


Beauty of this is for guys who want to run some E85 but can't switch entirely for practical reason you fill a gas container and add a % mix in the 10-15% range pretty safely to raise your octane. Of course this won't do much for most cars, but if you have the ability to tune for it you can make nice gains (depending on your setup) by turning up the boost, advancing timing. But even for some OEM cars you're effectively eliminating knock by running much higher octane gas without having to run a fully compliant ethanol fuel system (pump+injectors in most cases). It's essentially like buying really good gas from the US as many station raise their PON by mixing in a percentage of ethanol into the gas (and say so on the pump "may contain up to X% ethanol). I plan to do this on my car as the station is about a 35 minute drive from home and I do not wish to run a $2000+ EMS system for true flex fuel compatibility.

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E85 is now available in West Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Just in time for my new turbo. Looks like I'll be making a trip this weekend. How much per liter?

Hours of operation? Do you sell regular gas as well, if so, what kind? 94?

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:02 PM   #67
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Near 94 octane pricing. Right now it's $1.749 per litre. We are confident we can keep this current pricing with strong support!
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Near 94 octane pricing. Right now it's $1.749 per litre. We are confident we can keep this current pricing with strong support!
So what are you doing to guarantee quality and what are you doing to make sure no one puts E85 in a car that can't use it?
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Thanks! appreciate the support!
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So what are you doing to guarantee quality and what are you doing to make sure no one puts E85 in a car that can't use it?
1 - We are working directly with the producer
2 - In order to use E85, either we need to see a flex fuel badge/E85 on the cap or you sign a waiver saying you know what you're doing.
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Has anyone been here yet? What time do they open and close? Do they also carry 94 gas?
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Too often we see RSers start threads with big plans, but never make it happen, so props for following through and getting this done, and good luck to the business!
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Too often we see RSers start threads with big plans, but never make it happen, so props for following through and getting this done, and good luck to the business!
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Wonder if this becomes very popular, would regular gas stations consider carrying e85 throughout BC?
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