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Old 27 May 2007, 11:53 am
Scott
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Default 95 GSR going over to Ethanol or E85

Greetings I have a 95 gsr that I need to replace the motor and have
been looking around to see just what it would take to convert over to
Ethanol or E85.

I understand the injectors need to flow more and theres Timing
adjustments needed along with new fuel lines, maybe a bigger fuel
pump. But as I already need to replace the motor these are not a big
deal, so does anybody have any info on how/where I could get the info
or premade kits to alter the cpu?

I figure since theres already piggy-back systems for turbo's ,ect
somebody already has the info needed to convert over.

Thanks
Scott

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Old 27 May 2007, 02:47 pm
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Default Re: 95 GSR going over to Ethanol or E85

"Scott" <chaos2u@linuxmail.org> wrote in message
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> Greetings I have a 95 gsr that I need to replace the motor and have
> been looking around to see just what it would take to convert over to
> Ethanol or E85.
>
> I understand the injectors need to flow more and theres Timing
> adjustments needed along with new fuel lines, maybe a bigger fuel
> pump. But as I already need to replace the motor these are not a big
> deal, so does anybody have any info on how/where I could get the info
> or premade kits to alter the cpu?
>
> I figure since theres already piggy-back systems for turbo's ,ect
> somebody already has the info needed to convert over.
>
> Thanks
> Scott
>
>

Maybe not much help (and probably more discouragement than you are looking
for) is CarTalk's take on it:
http://www.cartalk.com/content/featu.../flexfuel.html
It says in part:
"Your car's injectors also need to be changed, along with the vehicle's
computer.
The changes are relatively inexpensive when done on a mass production basis
at the factory. But we wouldn't recommend you try to retrofit a car for E85
at this time."

However, that's stuff you indicate you already knew. The warnings are
probably intended more for the casually curious. I wouldn't discourage you
from continuing the search for a package approach. I just don't think you
want to be a trailblazer on this. One other thought - you should decide (you
may have already) whether you are creating an Ethanol/E85 only vehicle or a
flex-fuel vehicle.

Mike



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