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      01-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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I'm just considering the M3 front bits, and some Koni Yellows with BMW performance springs.
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I'm just considering the M3 front bits, and some Koni Yellows with BMW performance springs.
Sounds good, I love cars that handle my e46 M3 was crazy fun around the track, I want the same from my 1, I'm looking into coils and all the M3 bits, and an LSD would be badass Im on the West Side of PO Sylvan hill area, I go to Pacific University but I'm from LA, when you get all your go fast bits maybe you can let me check it
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Sounds like a plan. I'm having Mike of ProTek auto install all the stuff when it comes in. Should have the FBO stuff in a week.
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I take that back. Called "Bob's Automotive" in Portland. They do sell E85 and its currently $3.15/gallon.

So, I assume I have to be FBO before I can run the E85? Also, how much do you guys put in, like 1/3 a tank?
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To run the OTS E85 map don't you have to dilute it down to E30?
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I think they call it an E30 map because you run 30% E85 in the tank.
e30 means 30% total ethanol content.
The OTS e30 maps are designed for a FBO car. To get the required ethanol content mix in 5 gallons of e85 and then fill the tank with 93. You will be over the required e30 mix but it's MUCH better to have more ethanol than not enough.

In fact, when running e40 you can run a significantly "hotter" map than what's available in any of the OTS maps.
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      01-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #27
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We only have access to 92 octane here, I wonder how that will affect things.
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We only have access to 92 octane here, I wonder how that will affect things.
Nah, not really. What's important is the ethanol content. Right now "e85" is probably closer to e75 or e80 because it's the winter blend. Mixing in 5 gallons to a full tank will give you a nice safety margin.

The most important thing is to remember to datalog to be sure it's all good.
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Sweet now you can run the E30 maps, they seem to be pretty damn strong. Prepare for turrible gas mileage though
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I'll probably just try it every now and then for fun.
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E-85 does magic, pick up a E-85 tester from summit racing and test it before it goes in your tank.
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