How does it work?
It's not new technology
Burning ethanol is nothing new, Indy Car racers have
been using it for years. What's new is the availability of E85 fuel at the pump, at a
good price! This is a game changer for duners that build and tune their
motors for E85.
When building a new car it costs no more to build a
wahzoo 400-500HP Subaru motor to run on E85 compared to running on 110.
It only takes different injectors and E85 dyno-tuning.
Conversions from 110 octane motors to E85 is pretty
straight forward. You simply install
bigger injectors and tune the motor accordingly to deliver more E85 fuel
to the motor.
Storing your car with fuel in the tank is similar to 110
octane applications. When using an E85 car you should
remove the fuel as best possible, then put about a gallon of pump grade 91
fuel in the tank, start the motor until it runs rich, then you can store
Although our extended testing of E85 ethanol has shown no corrosive evidence
like alcohol can, we still recommend you replace the fuel in the
car with pump grade 91 octane for long term storage (longer than 3mos). This is
the same recommendation we give all duners that use 110 octane.
It's just wise to do this.
What does the conversion cost?
Turn-key conversions from 110 to E85 typical cost $695 for
the average high performance 4 cylinder turbo charged, intercooled Subaru race motor,
similar to the picture on the left.
This price assumes your motor already has racing rods,
race pistons, high performance injectors with after market fuel rails.
The conversion process includes:
1. Upgrading existing injectors with hi-flow
2. Dyno-Tuning the engine management system
specific to E85 fuel with the new injectors.
Note: Conversions can only be done to Motec, EMS, or
Link engine management systems.
The conversion can be done in as little as 1 day with
an appointment for Subaru 4cyl motors. Call for other motor
conversions and pricing. We're Honda specialists, we have the
secret sauce for those too!