Considering a conversion to E85

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  1. Trainman

    Trainman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Trainman is considering converting to E85, has any one had any dyno results on an NA engine, no power adders.? I will then use C85 at the strip.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Varies depending on setup and tune.
    NA benefits less than boosted.
    Sometimes no peak horsepower gains but 10% or more under the curve compared to say C16 race fuel.
    Uses considerably more fuel by volume.
    A definite power gain over race fuel as the stuff is around 30% oxygen.
    Tune comes into play and more timing "creates" more low and mid-range torque.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And of course the well known stuff like required changes to the fuel system (lines, pumps, fittings, injectors) as it is corrosive and picks up moisture.

    The gain in power can be considerable though.
     
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