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E85 conversion for NA/T (Parts Needed?)

Old 12-27-12, 11:17 AM
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Really all you need to do is ensure you have enough fuel delivery. Don't worry about stock lines not being compatible. As acl99 said, that stuff gets exaggerated a bit. Larger injectors and more fuel pump, and a tune. And keep it simple. I personally run FIC 900 high-z injectors, with 2 intank 255hp's.
I'll repeat what I said. Just ensure you have a enough fuel delivery, and of course a way to control it. That's about it. If 1000cc injectors are good for 1000hp, then they are good for closer to 700hp on e85 (appx 30% reduction). So just size your fuel system accordingly, and you will be good to go.

I've personally been running e85 since the Spring of 07, and plenty of my friends do as well. Minnesota has the most e85 stations in the country, everyone runs it up here in their cars, cars built in 1980 or 2012. I have yet to hear first hand from anyone I know (people I know, not internet kings) whose fuel lines have failed solely because of running e85.
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Old 12-27-12, 12:41 PM
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i see lots of people opt for twin pump setups. im just wondering if running an intank bosch 044 is an option. im new to these cars and i know on several other platforms the intank 044 is a pretty good option when going e-85, i know it wont be straight drop in either
One 044 is not going to deliver enough fuel at higher boost/power levels for our applications......if you just want to run one pump,run a weldon or aeromotive A1000 single unit
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Eff aeromotive, two e85 compatible walbro 400s in tank will be kick ***. Could prob use stock lines if you stage the pumps. If your ecu can't activate the second pump when needed use a Hobbs switch
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your setup will depend on your ending power goal you have 500 now but you may want 1000 next week dont waste money buying parts that you will have to replace in order to move up to your next power goal:

injector: 1200, 1450 or the 1600's

pump: magnafuel 4303, triple walbro 255 (has poor life span but cheap replacement) or 2x Walbro 400

i would upgrade your fuel lines trying to push a bunch of fuel through small lines is only going to increase your fuel pressure and drivablity will suffer. A -8 or -10 is a good choice

filter would be based on whatever pump you choose and its requirement. I would also go with a flex fuel sensor setup that way you dont have to use e85 all the time

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