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Nordie

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E-85 conversion
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:18:26 pm »
So I been kinda crusing the net lately and have seen some stuff on t.v. and what not and got to wondering about this stuff...i have seen a couple conversions to the 85 stuff and seen some horsepower gains and what not...im just kind of curious of what everyone thinks of it...supposidly is like 105 octane yadayadaya...has anyone experimented with it???? im not talking flex fuel vehicles...im talking motors similar to what we run? what all consist of the conversion? pros cons? just opening up a discussion lets hear it!!!!
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crewchief22

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Re: E-85 conversion
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 11:03:56 pm »
I don't have any experience with the E85 so I can't give an opinion. 

But I sure there are plenty of opinions in this thread.   
http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=3712.0
A little old, but probably something to learn if you sort through it all.

Good luck.
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Re: E-85 conversion
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 11:30:26 pm »
From what I have heard, they are talking about running it in the FX boats for the marathon jets, keeps things equal and is easier on engines...If you decide to run it in your jet boat, the temperature has to be controlled warmer than regular gasoline, I would also recommend running synthetic oil to prevent "wet oil".

As far as I know, there are very few places to by it in "Arnold world" (Cal).

I have been using methonol for several years as a fuel addative, it also used to help get a borderline car to pass el smoggo...I guess the new testers are smarter and can catch it, I guess it really cools down the exhaust temps lowering the NOX (oxides of nitrogen)... :screwy:

One cool benefit, it is more hygroscopic (absorbs water) so water in the fuel is less of a problem than regular gas, but really hard on carb gaskets, hoses and pump diaphrams. They make alcohol specific components and are normally blue or grey.

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

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Re: E-85 conversion
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 11:42:51 am »
We were thinking of running E85 also and some of the things i learned were:
 #1  It uses a lot more fuel so its less fuel efficent.
 #2  You have to have stainless steel gas tanks because E85 will eat and corode alluminum.
 #3  All fuel lines and carb have to be empty or free of fuel because eat and corode parts.
 #4  I have heard of people using it as a alterative to alcohol but IMO i dont think it as good as alcohol.

There were a few other things when i remember ill post them.  Matt
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