E85 or L.P. - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
The_Goat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 531
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
E85 or L.P.

Oil hit $60/barrel today. E85 is available here, for 1.74/gal vs Reglar gasoline for 2.23. What would it take to convert the LS2 to run on E85? Or possibly Liquid Propane?
The_Goat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
 
The_Goat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 531
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For anyone interested, who lives in Illinois, there is a state funded reimbursement program to pay 80% of the cost of conversion to E85. There is also a program to subsudize up to 340.00/yr of your fuel costs (if you keep your reciepts for E85 purchases).

I also did some research and found E85 varies from 100 -110 octane. Makes me wonder if I could mix a little in with some Regular 87 gasoline to up the octane instead of buying premium?
The_Goat is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 12:17 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"Is it possible to convert a vehicle that was designed for gasoline to operate on E85? Yes. However, there are no conversion or aftermarket parts that have been certified by the EPA as meeting the standards to maintain clean exhaust emissions. Technically speaking, converting a vehicle that was designed to operate on unleaded gasoline only to operate on another form of fuel is a violation of the federal law and the offender may be subject to significant penalties. No aftermarket conversion company has taken the initiative to certify an E85 kit that would allow a gasoline vehicle to operate on 85% ethanol. "

http://www.e85fuel.com/e85101/faqs/conversion.php
mumrah is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 05:22 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mumrah
"Is it possible to convert a vehicle that was designed for gasoline to operate on E85? Yes. However, there are no conversion or aftermarket parts that have been certified by the EPA as meeting the standards to maintain clean exhaust emissions. Technically speaking, converting a vehicle that was designed to operate on unleaded gasoline only to operate on another form of fuel is a violation of the federal law and the offender may be subject to significant penalties. No aftermarket conversion company has taken the initiative to certify an E85 kit that would allow a gasoline vehicle to operate on 85% ethanol. "

http://www.e85fuel.com/e85101/faqs/conversion.php
That's really interesting, I didn't know that.
GTODEALER is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2005, 12:36 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is nothing certified by the EPA because switching a car's fuel source is considered changing one of the basic designs of the car. We all know that there are many tedious requirements and things of that sort that need to be passed for a car design to be allowed here in the US. So if you just started randomly changing some principle parts of the car... well that just wouldnt work according to our government.
RiceEater is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > Off Topic Discussions > The Lounge

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome