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  1. Spade

    Spade Active Member Established Member

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    The "swap" is a complete bigger fuel system, correct?
     
  2. monsterpost

    monsterpost Member Established Member

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    Bigger pumps, lines, rails and injecters is what it takes to run E85.
     
  3. Spade

    Spade Active Member Established Member

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    K thanks
     
  4. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    And a retune.
     
  5. CompOrangeCobra

    CompOrangeCobra Member Established Member

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    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
     
  6. cobra tom

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    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
     
  7. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    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:
     
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    2k4Terminator Member Established Member

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    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..
     
  9. 03cobrarocks

    03cobrarocks New Member Established Member

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    subscribing... when I go turbo or 3.4 going to look into this
     
  10. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    How about O2 sensors? Race gas eats them up like candy. How's E85 on them?
     
  11. dadro77

    dadro77 Deez nuts.... Established Member

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    Pretty sure it cleans them!!
     
  12. SSeatr

    SSeatr Active Member Established Member

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    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

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    sub'n to learn more
     
  14. Emwun Garand

    Emwun Garand Active Member Established Member

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    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.
     
  15. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    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!!!!!)
     
  16. Grant Theft Auto

    Grant Theft Auto I hit deer. Established Member

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    is it possible to run E85 on a bone stock vehicle? with stock injecters and stock fuel pump? and stock fuel lines etc...???
     
  17. 2k4Terminator

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    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.
     
  18. Grant Theft Auto

    Grant Theft Auto I hit deer. Established Member

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    thats what i was thinking. but i read theres talk about if you have a paper fuel filter that it will get ruined
     
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    mmustangsrus boost makes daddy happy Established Member

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  20. paulsauto

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    everyone needs to keep an eye on their oil while running ethanol also mine turned yellow pretty quick, just something to think about.
     

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