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Offline 99STM

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Lincoln E85 testing.
« on: April 21, 2012, 07:10:03 AM »
In case anyone is curious, I tested the ethanol content from the 2 most popular E85 pumps in Lincoln. Figured I would share.

Here is the West O E85:



Here is the 84th and Old Cheney E85:
-Shawn

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 09:03:42 AM »
Just to make sure i am reading these right, the percentage is the percentage of ethanol correct? so these would both have an ethanol content of 90%? Or am i completely clueless lol
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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 09:51:35 AM »
It would make sense that they would both get their ethanol from the same source. Woohoo for 90%!
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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 02:25:20 PM »
Just to make sure i am reading these right, the percentage is the percentage of ethanol correct? so these would both have an ethanol content of 90%? Or am i completely clueless lol
One is about 89%, the other is 90%. So yes.
-Shawn

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 07:19:52 AM »
I didn't know fuel was that clear. I thought it had a slight brown hue to it, I guess not.

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 06:54:54 PM »
I don't remember what regular gasoline looks like anymore, my car hasn't seen 91 in a longgg time haha.
-Shawn

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 07:16:16 PM »
remember e85 is basically alcohol...

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 07:31:37 PM »
whatttt? why have we not tried drinking this yet?!
-Shawn

Offline ricerswetdream

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 02:23:32 PM »
Not to be a downer but you're supposed to fill a test tube like that so the bottom of the curve hits the line.  It looks like you used the top of the water mark as your fill line. 



Either way it'll still be in the 85% range, most of the time when I tested my E85 out there it came back 85-87% in the summer.
-Chris

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 03:20:04 AM »
I used it correctly. There is a line not pictured at the bottom of the tube that says "Add water to this line", then you fill the rest with E85 to the line shown in the picture.
-Shawn

Offline RedOxRu

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 09:36:28 AM »
I used it correctly. There is a line not pictured at the bottom of the tube that says "Add water to this line", then you fill the rest with E85 to the line shown in the picture.
He's saying that, generally, you measure from the bottom of a meniscus to get the most accurate numbers.

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Re: Lincoln E85 testing.
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 09:42:54 AM »
Good ol' capillary action!