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Old 11-04-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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E85 conversion?

First off, this may not be right section, so excuse me if it it.

Well I'm leaving for bootcamp in January and was thinking about getting a new(er) focus and completely building it including boost when I get back. Now I was wondering if anyone sells and E85 conversion kit for any of the focus motors and if anyone has done this? I'd like to have a hell of a sleeper with high boost to scoot me to work and school everyday so any input would help. Even if I have to piece it together.

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Like your idea about boost but would get away from the idea of the e85 till it gets regulated more

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You'd probably have more luck finding a local reliable source of methanol instead. It would likely be cheaper, and may even be easier to get if you know where to look. From then it would take some testing to ensure a uniform mix. I think the only reason ethanol is even considered as an alternative fuel is to kiss big corn/sugar producing land owner's butts.
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Truth. I know a lot of people making big power off of E85 but also know a few that have blown their engines due to non-uniform octane in the fuel. The content isn't very well regulated and can be potentially dangerous.
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No "kit". I just flash my E85 tune and go. No issues, or hassles.
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A couple friends of mine are running E85 with no problem (GSX and Terminator) and making significantly more power so I still think its a good option. Anyone know where I can get lines and injectors etc that can handle E85?
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www.whitelightning.net is what i have :) its great. You see about a 4mpg loss, but depending on the area you can save almost $1.00 a gallon
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Check out turboconnection.com. Jim is making big power on e-85. Cars and bikes.
He has a bunch of vids on you tube also.

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the only bad things with e85 is unless you plan on running 100% e-85 all the time, the different mixes make a big difference. alot of people in the srt-4 world are doing this, and i thought about it, but the percentage of a mix of ethenol and pump gas has to be very precise. and if you tune for one thing, and the mixture you run changes at all, the performance of your car will be affected, sometimes causing major motor damage. plus over time, e85 endsup costing more due to the fuel economy. it takes more ethenol to make an engine run than gas. just my 2 cents. im not denying e85 makes power, its just a very precise thing to do.
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I completely agree with Tom... even locally ive seen an E85 converted SRT4 run great and on the third fillup detonated like hell pulling onto the highway and blew a piston into pieces.

ALTHOUGH.. a good buddy has a E85 built 500whp STI and bought a E85 compisition tester from this company:

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He tells everyone running E85 about it, says it is a must-have so you know what your pouring into your tank. He fills up a 50gallon drum he keeps in his garage. He tests 1/2 gallong before he fills the barrel up. For the cost of basically 105 oct gas I guess its worth the hastle.. Its not worth the time to me, im happy with a safe tune on 93/94 oct gas so I dont have to plan where im going around e85 stations or stay local.

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