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Discussion in 'The Distillery' started by 04sleeper, Nov 30, 2010.
The "swap" is a complete bigger fuel system, correct?
Bigger pumps, lines, rails and injecters is what it takes to run E85.
And a retune.
I have been thinking of doing this conversion for a while now since I seen an article in either MM&FF or 5.0&FF a year or two back. Due to ok E85 availability in my area, I will mainly run the E85 as my main tune and have a secondary 91/93 tune for when E85 is nowhere to be found and for winter storage...for now, I'll continue to collect all the needed pieces to this E85 puzzle. :-D
i have a aeromotive eleminator pump with - 10 forward and a - 6 return with 96lbs injectors feeding my 3.4 whippled 5.4 with 22lbs of boost. do you think thats enough injector? do i just need a re-tune done to run e/85
Sounds good. You won't be dissapointed. :thumbsup:
That should be plenty of injector and pump. Yes, you would need to just drain the fuel and refill and retune. Then watch in amazement as you see more power! :rockon:
The more I read about E85, the more I want to convert... bad thing though is the nearest E85 station around is 25 miles away..
subscribing... when I go turbo or 3.4 going to look into this
How about O2 sensors? Race gas eats them up like candy. How's E85 on them?
Pretty sure it cleans them!!
what about running a water separator on the fuel line to extract any water in the fuel?
or even if your storing a 55g drum to run one on the pump before filling the car?
i know with boats they run these in the fuel lines on diesel engines especially.
like what about before pump, or after pump, or could it even replace a regular fuel filter?
$25 for bracket and filter w/ 3/8" ports..it doesnt say what rate of flow it can handle but others say 120gph
sub'n to learn more
10 cents cheaper than 87 is a lot cheaper than 93. But factor in that you're going to lose 20% fuel economy, you'll be filling up more often, which is pretty damn often as is with these cars.
I myself am considering doing this, but distance between fill stations is a potential deal breaker. All of the E85 pumps seem to be in the Las Colinas/Lewisville area. That's a 15 - 20 min drive to fill up.
Where are you located? I know where just about every E85 station is in DFW.
And you really can't compare price to either 87 or 93. You need to be comparing to Race Gas @ $11 per gallon or higher. (And E85 still outperforms them!!!!!)
is it possible to run E85 on a bone stock vehicle? with stock injecters and stock fuel pump? and stock fuel lines etc...???
I would assume so? Just looking at all the vehicles that are flex fuel from the factory? I don't know though... 04Sleeper would be the guy to ask anything about e85.
thats what i was thinking. but i read theres talk about if you have a paper fuel filter that it will get ruined
everyone needs to keep an eye on their oil while running ethanol also mine turned yellow pretty quick, just something to think about.