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Old 02-24-10, 12:07 PM
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Can I run E85 and no intercooler??

I am thinking of going e85 on my s4 t2 motor with no intercooler, is this possible or a big issue? Its a t70 on lt10 ecu. I am looking at the bosch 044 pump. It will be street driven from time to time.
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It's your car so you can if you want to....I wouldn't. So...why are you not wanting to run a intercooler?
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only problem I see is that unlike meth injection, you won't be able to monitor the actual cooling effect that it has on the air charge, since it will be injecting in the LIM. It may be enough to cool, it may not, problem is you won't know until it's too late.

Why not just run an intercooler so you can get your air temps close to ambient, and then with the E85 you'll be even cooler? Seems like win-win to me...
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you can run without a intercooler but its a big risk. might as well just go straight alcohol and be done with it
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You will want to at least run meth injection for cooling.
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Regardless of what AI you use, I would run an intercooler.

The lower your intake temps are, the better off your engine will be for capabilities & life.
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Ethanol doesnt cool as well as methanol, but it can still be done on E85. Ive seen a handful of guys who drag and dont have an IC or meth injection. Remember that alcohol not only removes latent heat, but the resistance to pre-ignition is much higher than gasoline, so its much safer.

To me, its best saved for the track to keep weight down, but depending on how much boost/power you are running, it can still be safe on the street. Just make sure to find a good tuner.
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depending on how much boost/power you are running, it can still be safe on the street. .
Agreed.. It can be done but depends on your power goals..
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hells to the no
lol, Mr. 300rwhp @ 40psi

You will pickup a lot more power with an inter-cooler..
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whats this wideband thing i keep hearing about?
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whats this wideband thing i keep hearing about?
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Originally Posted by Seacoastrx7 View Post
whats this wideband thing i keep hearing about?
u serious??
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whats this wideband thing i keep hearing about?
Its this new radar detector.....really cool..
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yo ernie whats up. you going for the gtx wheels from garrett?
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whats this wideband thing i keep hearing about?

Have you seen this movie,i highly recommend it..

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yo ernie whats up. you going for the gtx wheels from garrett?
Should be in this weeek. Im not gonna install it till after DGRR though. Car is getting a new paint job-cym again...just new. You goin?
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/\ maybe if i get my oil catch can in before
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