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Old 12-17-2009, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Now, my turn to question. E40 fuel eh? I sense a story behind that. Do share.
Well, I also have a 1991 Nissan 240SX, it is my former daily driver, and now an on going Project car.

I started experimenting with E85 fuel mixes for a bit more power and cleaner emissions.

The 240SX is 100% converted and runs on E85.

My truck, which I drive daily, is running a mix of E40 (40% Ethanol/60% 87 Octane), which is made by dumping about 6 gallons of E85, and 9 gallons of 87 octane. This gives you 93 octane fuel.

The E85 burns a bit slower than normal gas, which helps boost the torque range, as my truck is a bit sluggish without it.

My fuel economy is only about 1-2 mpg lower than with straight gasoline.


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You drive a truck?? Blasphemy!!

(Kidding). What kind of truck is it? Have you considered adding a fuel log entry?

(I know, you've only been here for 5 minutes and we're badgering you...) :P
1998 Nissan Frontier XE (Single Cab, 4 cylinder, 5-speed)

Well, I have a sports car, and the wife has a 1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder SE, so we needed a new vehicle, as the wife thought my 240SX was getting "old" with 218,000 miles on it... So I figure we need a pickup truck...

At least it isn't a V6 and automatic...

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It is a person that sticks to his own beliefs, ignores trends, and doesn't negatively impact anyone else.

Hashiriya is a Japanese term for a street racer. The real hashiriya were know for racing at times of the night when the roads were empty, so that their actions didn't endanger or involve anyone else (however, that type of respect/behavior doesn't exist today)
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Welcome, Bow.

Aside from tweaking the nut behind the wheel with the MPG feedback, any additional plans to improve the truck's efficiency?
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I had a friend named Beau, and he drives the exact same car as you lol.

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Old 12-17-2009, 03:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Welcome, Bow.

Aside from tweaking the nut behind the wheel with the MPG feedback, any additional plans to improve the truck's efficiency?
Well, I ordered my Scangauge today (Thanks SVOBoy!)

I am thinking about the grill block, and a Aerocap or Tonneau Cover to close up the box... for starters...

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I had a friend named Beau, and he drives the exact same car as you lol.

I think he gets 17 though, so good job on that.
Wow!... Heavy right foot on that guy?
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Good stuff. Hope you document the projects as you go.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Sure will.. I'll take a lot of photos.

I'm a part owner over at TEXAS NISSANS FORUMS, we try to keep it very tech oriented and like write-ups of repairs/mods with a lot of photos..

If I do anything to the truck of interest to you gents, I'll document it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:31 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Sure will.. I'll take a lot of photos.

I'm a part owner over at TEXAS NISSANS FORUMS, we try to keep it very tech oriented and like write-ups of repairs/mods with a lot of photos..

If I do anything to the truck of interest to you gents, I'll document it.
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