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Old 12-01-03, 02:34 PM
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ethanol conversion

other than higher fuel flow, is there anything else I need to do to convert my 7 to burn ethanol?
I don't think any of the metals it corodes are in the fuel/air system.
I just want to be sure.
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Old 12-02-03, 02:04 PM
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no body has ever run ethanol? 35% oxygen 115 octane and no one has run with it?
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Old 12-02-03, 06:07 PM
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ask in the first gen section. I think a few people in there run it or know about it.
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There's one guy in my club with a turbo FB that loves it although I believe he's still tweaking his carb run properly.
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I want to run it with the stock, although modified fuel injection. I was going to try to increase the fuel flow with a fuel pump and adjustable fuel regulator first, as well as adjust the MAF, since I only need about a 30% bump. if that doens't do it then I will buy new injectors.
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You need more than a 30% bump, it is close to double the fuel requirements to run methanol.

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Old 12-07-03, 12:22 AM
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wouldnt that cause a problem while fireing....since the lower the octain the easer it is to ignite in the engine...so if the octain is so high it wouldnt burn quite as good and flood or some bs like that....does this not apply when burning ethanol....note im just thinking about the threads about lower and higher octain jibber jabber
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more octane means it takes more energy to ignite it which is what you want in an engine with forced induction - it prevents detonation. its also nice for na engines too because it needs less oxygen for a given volume to burn than gas, so you can shove more in at one time = more power.
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Originally posted by mwatson184
You need more than a 30% bump, it is close to double the fuel requirements to run methanol.

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Your right, Methanol is 50% oxygen. But I'm going to run Ethanol, 35% oxygen. It's the presence of O2 that forces you to increase fuel flow so you have the proper ratio.
Check out American Coalition For Ethanol.
http://www.ethanol.org/
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I still have no real answers.
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