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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Need a 100 Gallon Fuel Tank...going E85

so as it basically states above im looking to get a 100 gallon fuel tank that i can take to the nearest town with e85 (1 hour away) to get 100 gallons and bring home and put in the garage so i can run e85 in my car and not drive an hour to get it!

NOTE: I do have means to use a fork lift at my house so unloading the tank from a truck and into the garage would be cake.

I wanna know though. is a fuel tank any diff from a regular 100 gallon tank that is stainless steel or regular steel. and would it need a fuel filter some how attached? I really dont wanna buy one with a pump and it run me close to 1k for the tank and pump when I could set it high enough to be gravity feed and have a valve at the end of the hose....

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You can probably get that fuel delivered to your house if you have a properly certified tank for fuel. The inlet will need to be accessible with steps I imagine if you're going to have it up high.

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I'd be worried about insurance if I was installing a fuel tank that size in my garage... be sure to check you're still covered, just sayin...

You may be better off just getting a bunch of 5-gallon fuel cans. You could simply fill those up at the gas station and store them in your garage. VP racing fuels has a wide selection.

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Pretty sure tank has to be outside a building or double hulled in the ground. But he wants to set it up high, I would mount it to the side somewhere outside.

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I would think a furnace oil tank should work. Not sure how you're gunna fill it easily if its up high.

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E85 is a waste in my opinion. Unless you support farmers.
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I would think a furnace oil tank should work. Not sure how you're gunna fill it easily if its up high.
well i wana put it somewhere accessible to my fork lift. my mom is a part owner in a shiping company right beside my house and the garage i wanted to use is huge but i just figured i should put it inside for the fuels sake? idk though i have seriously considered just gettin 5 gallon jugs

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E85 is a waste in my opinion. Unless you support farmers.
well im running a fully built motor and a built trans so 93 isnt gonna meet the numbers im wanting....I aggree that stuff is poop in the fact that it gets no mileage, and is almost pure alcohol but if it will meet my needs power wise then im game
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well im running a fully built motor and a built trans so 93 isnt gonna meet the numbers im wanting....I aggree that stuff is poop in the fact that it gets no mileage, and is almost pure alcohol but if it will meet my needs power wise then im game
Who told you this? Whoever it was is completely wrong. My evo is the first car I've EVER ran e85 in, and my buddy is still running on non e85 and he has around 800ish whp on his evo. You'd be surprised at how much power you can make with 93 oct, BUT you really have to dump a lot of fuel in for it to become able to run that much power (which the DI injectors on the cobalts can handle that much fuel). Besides, instead of wasting all that time and money getting a tank, getting it certified and traveling a ways to get the e85/having it delivered for a pretty penny, ect ect, just add a meth injection kit into your cobalt and call it good man. Meth is WAY cheaper, you don't burn NEAR as much, and you get the exact same gains as you do with e85 (up to a point but that point is WAY above your power wanting goal). Save yourself the money and hassle, stick with 93 and if you get close to the power you want to make and it starts becoming a little too unstable for 93 octane, just add methanol. Kits for those are like $300, are super easy to install and setup. And it's really cheap to buy (it's windshield washer fluid).

too easy, why don't have you a methanol kit already?

























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Who told you this? Whoever it was is completely wrong. My evo is the first car I've EVER ran e85 in, and my buddy is still running on non e85 and he has around 800ish whp on his evo. You'd be surprised at how much power you can make with 93 oct, BUT you really have to dump a lot of fuel in for it to become able to run that much power (which the DI injectors on the cobalts can handle that much fuel). Besides, instead of wasting all that time and money getting a tank, getting it certified and traveling a ways to get the e85/having it delivered for a pretty penny, ect ect, just add a meth injection kit into your cobalt and call it good man. Meth is WAY cheaper, you don't burn NEAR as much, and you get the exact same gains as you do with e85 (up to a point but that point is WAY above your power wanting goal). Save yourself the money and hassle, stick with 93 and if you get close to the power you want to make and it starts becoming a little too unstable for 93 octane, just add methanol. Kits for those are like $300, are super easy to install and setup. And it's really cheap to buy (it's windshield washer fluid).

too easy, why don't have you a methanol kit already?

























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gonna see what I boast with straight 93....Turbo Tim gave me an estimation of 420 at the wheels but considering he hasnt really messed with a precision turbo and didnt know what the turbo is rated for thats a safe estimate i figure so if its higher were like yay....lol IDk but id say ill find out monday or tuesday what it dynos

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My buddy had a PTE (precision) 5857 turbo (one just shy of yours), on his 2.3l evo and put down 641whp.


That video was only 35psi, and at the end of the day he was at 40psi. If that tells ya anything.

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Future - KSport Kontrol Pro Coilovers, 10% Tint, FMIC spray
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Mods - 5in TBE, Boost Elbow set to 28psi, Adjusted fuel pump, Open Turbo.

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