The So Cal E85 Report

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    #1 Biggus Dickus, Jun 10, 2019
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    The point of of this thread is to contribute to documented (tested) E85 Ethanol levels. I hope to create a database that people can rely on to find high EtOH level E85. Thanks for your contribution. I'll go first:

    DATE LOCATION BRAND %EtOH

    6/9/19 76 - 2240 Compton Ave., Corona 92881 Pearson 87-88% (for real - checked it twice)

    6/13/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 88-89% :shock:

    6/12/19 Shell/Propel Fuels 6819 E Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90713 Always 85+%

    6/13/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 88%

    6/21/19 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 90%

    6/xx/19 Chevron - 2427 Fletcher Dr. LA 90039 Pearson 84%

    7/29/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 89-90%

    9/18/19 Chevron - 501 Inland Center Drive, San Berdo, 92408 89%

    9/25/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 88-89%

    10/09/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 88-89%

    10/12/19 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 90%

    10/27/19 76 - 3498 Central Ave. Riverside, CA 92506 Pearson 89% (maybe 90)

    10/29/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 89-90%

    11/3/19 76 - 2240 Compton Ave., Corona 92881 Pearson 86%

    11/6/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 86-87%

    11/7/19 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 86-87%

    11/8/19 Chevron - 9851 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242 89% (maybe 90)

    11/16/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 88-89%

    11/18/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 88%
    (notably this was with ambient temp in the low 30s)

    12/3/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 88%
    (notably this was with ambient temp in the high 30s)

    12/4/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 88-89%

    12/23/19 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 89%

    12/24/19 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 88%
    (notably this was with ambient temp in the high 30s)

    1/16/20 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 90%

    1/20/20 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 90%

    1/22/20 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 89%

    2/09/20 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 89%

    2/16/20 76 - 2240 Compton Ave., Corona 92881 Pearson 89%

    2/27/20 Chevron- 14250 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville, 92392 Pearson 88%

    3/4/20 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel ~89%

    3/25/20 Chevron G&M 8110 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 90%

    3/29/20 76 - 14992 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley 92307 Pearson 90%
    (Cold night - went into the low 40s)

    3/31/20 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 88%

    4/21/20 Shell - 20835 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar 92595 Pearson 90%

    4/28/20 76 - 2240 Compton Ave., Corona 92881 Pearson ~88%

    05/15/20 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 89-90%

    06/01/20 Carlsbad (Bressi Ranch) - 2741 Gateway Rd - Pearson - 88%

    06/4/20 76 - 1850 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761 Propel 89-90%

    6/5/20 Chevron- 14250 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville, 92392 Pearson 89%

    6/6/20 76 - 3498 Central Ave, Riverside, CA 92506 Pearson 89%

    6/13/20 Pearson - (Shell) 4050 Gosford Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93309 - 87%

    6/23/20 Pearson - (76) 1933 W. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92407 - 87%

    BTW both Propel and Pearson have apps showing all current and future E85 stations in CA.

    Hanging tough through the winter (2019-2020) - still getting very high EtOH readings.

    All Measurements meticulously performed with syringes and obsessive precision.
     
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    6/12/19 Shell/Propel Fuels 6819 E Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90713 Always 85+%

    You should list the station and brand of E85 also
     
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    Done - thanks for the contribution
     
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    Nice. Anyone know the E% for the lowery's union 76 in la mirada and the station on huntington dr in arcadia?
     
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    How are we testing?
     
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    The test tube from Summit racing. I am meticulous about filling with deionized water to its level, and then e85 gas to its fill level. I use a 5cc syringe for Précision. Let it sit for a bit and check in a level surface. The results are impressive.

    But I welcome anyone’s testing/ measuring method.
     
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    I think you just gave yourself a job
     
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    Not sure if you guys knew about it or not, but I'm reading one of Greg Banish's tuning books and he mentioned some guys use a GM truck flex fuel sensor and it gives them real-time data on the ethanol content. I don't know about the signal output and so on, but it would be cool if you could make a gauge or digital display. I don't run e85, but this thread piqued my interest.
     
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    i've got the proflex commander unit coming from advanced fuel dynamics and i am fairly sure that is the sensor they use on this kit to determine E%.
     
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    Im running the FuelIt Bluetooth sensor setup on mine. Its give me the e% and fuel temp real time onto my phone.
     
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    That's pretty awesome. I'm tempted, there is an e85 station within walking distance from my house. Is there much of a performance improvement though for an N/A car? I can't imagine there being much more spark advance you can throw at it and still be useful. FI though, I could totally see it helping.
     
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    Chevron at Fletcher Ave. and Riverside Dr. just off I-5 South in Los Angeles (Silverlake). E-85 from Pearson fuels tests at 84% ethanol.

    Done using some polypropylene conical test tubes from my lab.
     
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    I'm not sure about the Gen 2 Coyotes - the Gen 3s pick up 40-50 hp reliably with a dedicated E85 tune.
     
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