Saturday, March 21, 2009


I filled up at Meijer yesterday. The E85 pump speed issue has been fixed. I put in 6.008 gallons of E85 at $1.90 a gallon, and 8.344 gallons of regular at $1.90 a gallon. With the 2.048 gallons of 10.18% ethanol gas left in the tank, that makes an ethanol content of 35.29%.

It's interesting, almost as soon as I pulled away from Meijer, my throttle response was soft. I don't know what it is, but high-mid grades of ethanol just kill my throttle response. It could be increased turbo lag, or have something to do with the electric throttle. Maybe the ECU is confused by the fuel trims that it is seeing.

Tank #34

I filled up on March 9th with 12.888 gallons of regular gas at $2.10 a gallon. My tank is down to almost exactly 10% ethanol content (10.18% to be exact).

There was a nice spread between regular and E85 (at $1.90 a gallon), but I was too rushed to do two fillups.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

E85 sales are non-existant

The Times of Northwest Indiana has an article about how sales of E85 are non-existant, which is something I've noticed at Meijer. I NEVER see anybody filling up with E85 at Meijer these days. Hell, even I haven't been filling up!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tank #33

I ran out of gas nowhere near Meijer, so I just filled up with 87 octane gas on the 26th of Feb. I got 13.517 gallons, and my tank is now back down to 10.63% ethanol.

Next tank will be back to ethanol with a vengance! Now that the weather is warmer, I'm going to crank up the content to 40% or so.