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Old 01-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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convert gas engine to run on ethanol

I was curious if it would be possible or practical to convert a car designed to run on gasoline to run on E85. From what I understand, the main problem with running E85 in a car not designed for it is that the ethanol is corrosive. After a while it would eat up the fuel lines and pump. So those would need to be stronger, but what else? Would this require a stronger fuel tank and injectors. Perhaps even something internal to the engine?

Also, where I live (kansas city) E85 is about 50 cents more than regular unleaded. In another city (columbia, MO if you must know) I've seen it at 50 cents less than regular. What's the deal with that.

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