View Single Post
Old 07-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
oil pan 4
EV convert
 
oil pan 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NewMexico (USA)
Posts: 8,981

Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
SUV
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
SUV
90 day: 141.63 mpg (US)
Thanks: 215
Thanked 2,939 Times in 2,291 Posts
The eagle/tallon DSM guys and some of the WRX guys do a lot of stuff with small turbo charged engines and E85.

I thought an aluminum intake would help vaporize the fuel. You know how the aluminum moves heat faster and all. Just don't use one of those "air gap intake manifolds", unless you are running a switchable WAI/CAI rig (that would be kind of cool).

Hot rod magazine has done a few E85 builds over the years, you could search some of their articles.
__________________
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
  Reply With Quote