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Author Topic:   Running ethanol??
TRM38
Member
posted March 09, 2004 10:05 PM
The Patrick from Pro System talked about the differences between ethanol and Methanol a few years ago. I think there is a difference in available BTU's bewteen the two and the carb needs to be set-up to run it, like trying to run Meth thru a gas carb. You can check his website



FFMM
Member
posted March 10, 2004 04:16 PM
the methanol carb wont work, there are more btu's per gal than methanol only meaning than you will burn less. otherwise the advantages are similar to methanol. need to flow about 30 % more than regular gas to run ethanol. if you run methanol i dont see a reason for u to switch fuels.


midmod34
Member
posted March 10, 2004 04:22 PM
I have run ethanol for 3 years e85 makes 4hp more than ethanol on a 340hp motor i blend my own e85 to make sure it is cosistant methanol carb wont work has to be set for e85


TRM38
Member
posted March 10, 2004 08:17 PM
The calibration is about 11% leaner I tried just jetting down but that didnt work I also tried jetting up on a gas carb, Got a 1300 bill from engine builder for that blunder. PM me and Ill let you know more.


dgb
Member
posted March 11, 2004 09:37 AM
sponsership is a good reason to run ethanol and I know others do it, but according to my holley book, from a chemistry standpoint, ethanol has none of the advantages of methanol and all of the drawbacks. For a given mass of air combined with gasoline, ethanol, and methanol in perfect stoich mixture, Gas and Ethanol come out in about a tie as far as energy released, Methanol releases just about 10% more. Ethanol still has all of the corrosive properties and low vapor point (cold blooded) properties of methanol, and like the above posts say, the metering is different than either. dgb


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