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Old 05-08-2012, 05:41 AM   #188
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
Here is some interesting reading on this subject:

In order to maintain proper fuel control, the PCM strategy needs to know the stoichiometric Air/Fuel Ratio for use in the fuel pulse width equation. On pre-2000 MY flex fuel vehicles, the percent alcohol in the fuel was determined by reading the output of the Flex fuel Sensor. The percent alcohol was stored in a register called Percent Methanol (PM). Although current alcohol-blended fuels only include ethanol, the percent methanol nomenclature has persisted. On 2000 MY and later vehicles, the Flex Fuel Sensor has been deleted and PM is inferred. The strategy to infer the correct A/F Ratio (AFR) relies on the oxygen sensor input to maintain stoichiometry after vehicle refueling occurs.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdi.../OBDSM1202.pdf
(see pages 62-63)
Anyone remember the Super Stallion concept/show car it was flex fuel and I believe had the system described above.
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