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Old 10-09-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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\\ E85 Ethanol Conversion anyone //

I came across a conversion regarding E85 fuel conversion and was curious if anyone has done any research or currently running E85? If one planned to use E85 in a late model e46 what would needed to be modified or changed in our fuel systems to handle the ethanol? What parts if any would have to be changed? If the E85 conversion was to be completed the ecu would need to be reflashed, due to extensive changes in the fuel correct?


What else am I missing in this thought? No more fossil fuels!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
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i think our ars can handle a little bit of ethanol but not much
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:12 AM   #3
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can handle 10% ethanol to my knowledge considering all fuel in southeast wiscosin has it
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prob not great for performance
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e85 ethanol will yield you less power and less mpg. It is not as powerful of a fuel as gasoline is.
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