A turbocharged 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, converted to flex-fuel, doing 0-60 MPH in three seconds.
This is my brother-in-law in the video, and it's his car. I can't answer any questions about the video, and I know nothing about vehicle performance. But I found the idea of ethanol as a high performance fuel very interesting.
Some people have asked about why it's sputtering. It was poorly tuned at the moment.
Thanks for all the comments and the views. I really didn't expect this to get 15,000 views.
E85 Ethanol Does not harm Non-FlexFueled Engines
This is a video of a 2000 Chevy Tahoe which was run almost exclusively on
E85 Ethanol for over 100,000 miles. The amazing thing is that this is NOT a
Flex Fuel vehicle-it was not Flex Fuel ready from the factory. They
probably used an E85 conversion kit, but do not mention this in the video.
The Tahoe's engine was taken apart and inspected. The results prove that
E85 will not harm a standard engine, fuel pump, fuel lines and other
components of the fuel system. The results showed that the engine was in
excellent condition. So we highly recommend that everyone use E85 however
we do not recommend running a standard vehicle without an E85 converter
kit. If you would like to learn more about an E85 converter kit for your
vehicle, please visit http://www.change2e85.com.
How Much Ethanol / E85 is in your car's gas tank? This gauge can tell you
I filled up on 12.4 gallons of E85 in my 14 gallon tank. I previously had
1.6 gallons of 91 octane in the tank. The Zeitronix ECA shows how much
ethanol is now in my tank.
The Zeitronix Ethanol Content Analyzer display provides real time readouts
of fuel ethanol content and fuel temperature. Two analog outputs, ethanol
percentage and fuel temperature, are provided for datalogging and engine
management system use. The ethanol content of E85 fuel can vary from 60% to
92% ethanol. A fill up with E85 can drastically change the mix of fuel in
your vehicle. For performance drivers determining actual ethanol content
of E85 is essential to maximizing an engine tune and horsepower.
**Note, my camera makes the gauge's lights flicker. In person the lights on
the gauge do not flicker.
Tomei EVO 2.3 L stroker acceleration
My new engine got ready and I took it to a quick acceleration test. The
engine develops 426 crank HP and 485 lbft (660 nm) torque. Running on pump
EDIT: Many people asked so I add this info here: The cars peak HP is
exactly at 5700 rpm. After this the HP curve goes down and the torque falls
like a brick. The very optimal range to accelerate is between 5000-6000-
this is where the car makes 410+ HP. Revving this engine beyond 6k is
stupid because of the small stock turbocharger.
Sti 0-60 in 3.8 seconds on stock turbo
This video was taken after my protune wheel hp 295 and 309 lbs torque : )
I actually accelerate to about 75mph before letting off the gas ! I also
launched at only 3500rpm.
E85 Tuning 855 WHP
Dialing in the car for street driving. 24 psi and about 850 hp. E85 Fuel
from the pump.