• Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register


Sign in to follow this  
SKYMAGGOT

NZ STREET CARS RUNNING E85

Recommended Posts

SKYMAGGOT    0
NZ STREET CARS RUNNING E85

Are many street cars in NZ running E85 or E85 mix?

Wondering if the limited availability & cost will be too much hassle & end up back on 98 anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lithium    297

A bit of a mix really, there are definitely people who run it on the street - some have got "over it" and just gone back to pump gas, and there are people running flex fuel.

I think there are a few with decent (read: Link G4+ and similar, the G4 isn't so good for it) ECUs with flex fuel sensors so that if they can't get any ethanol/E85 they just continue to enjoy their car on pump gas, but can get E85 for "fun times" if needed.  It all comes down to if you can justify the extra expense in fuel system, sensors and tuning to get a flex fuel setup - once that is done it can be pretty sweet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
KiwiRS4T    481

Its not available in NZs largest city (Auckland)! It is available in Pukekohe (near race track) so mostly just for  track cars. A few people buy by the barrel but too much trouble for most.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WMDC35    31

I generally don't hear from anyone running it on the street, all track cars.

It doesn't look like it's going to happen in NZ, Gull says they'll consider putting in new tanks with new stations as the cost of upgrading existing stations is too high, saying that they've just built a new one at Millwater which didn't get it.

It's a circle, they're not making more available as there's not enough demand, and there's not enough demand because there's not enough available FFS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this