E85 Conversion Kits

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Anyone seeing issues due to aftermarket e85 conversion kits?

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Robert Mobile Technician
Delaware
Robert
 

Could you be more specific? You mean causing driveability issues or as far as being emissions compliant?

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Rod Diagnostician
California
Rod
 

As far as creating fuel system malfunctions

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Stephen Owner/Technician
California
Stephen
 

Not sure what this kit is, can you give us detials?

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Rod Diagnostician
California
Rod
 

There are after markets e85 conversion kits that some people are installing in their non flex fuel vehicles to save money on gas, most likely this will damage non flex designed fuel system components such as injectors and fuel pumps​.​Curious if any one is dealing with these issues

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Robert Mobile Technician
Delaware
Robert
 

I’m not sure where the savings are as it takes more e85 to get a perfect air/fuel ratio so mileage is significantly reduced.

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Stephen Owner/Technician
California
Stephen
 

Thank you for the info

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Robert Mobile Technician
Delaware
Robert
   

I’ve only ever heard of it in the performance world. E85 is common on high horsepower forced induction engines for its ability to resist detonation. On my personal vehicle (twin turbo v6) it can make 400hp on 93 and nearly 500hp on e85. In my case there was no kit. Just had to change the fuel pump and injectors. I will say that it causes hard starting in cold weather climates so some will cut it…

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Obie Technician
Washington
Obie
 

With alcohol in fuel for years without general issues it seems okay. The difference is the volume of alcohol generally needed to equal normal performance. I assume these kits are set to cover that problem.

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