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E85 Bio ethanol

Postby PeterFD on Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:10 pm

Anyone using the new bio ethanol E85 fuel on a Fronty :)

Our local supermarket has just installed a pump at half the price per litre of standard petrol. :shock:

I was looking at a conversion kit for my fronty B V6 estate - about 150 pounds seems a lot cheaper than an LPG conversion with about the same saving on fuel costs? 8)

Anyone with any experience out there? :thumbup:

Thanks,

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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby stretch on Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:38 am

Don't know of anyone using this but looks interesting have you got a link to the kit?
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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby PeterFD on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:18 pm

Hi Stretch

This may be a European thing, - its certainly big here in France. :D

If you type in "E85 ethanol conversion kit" on ebay you'll get a list of converters. For the V6 its about 150 pounds, for a standard 4 cylinder its about 100 pounds. :)

All the converters are coming from France or Finland at the moment - however if there's no E85 in the UK they wont help anyone save on fuel.

Essentially, E85 is an 85 per cent ethanol, 15 per cent petrol mix. Ethanol has a high water content which is actually good for the combustion in the engine and reduces carbon build-up.

The ethanol is distilled from sugars, such as those contained in sugar cane or sugar beet, so there's the inevitable moral question of turning food into fuel for rich nations whilst the poorer nations starve. However, its been suggested that the drive to provide cheap renewable fuel is so high that as a spin-off techniques will be developed that can be used by poorer countries to substantially increase their production of high sugar crops which an be used to better feed their populations. Rich nations have, however, been buying-up large areas of agricultural land in poorer countries so there's probably skulduggery afoot. - perhaps its time to take a couple of aspirin and lie down in a cool dark room and concentrate of fuel economy for the thirsty fronty! :(

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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby stretch on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:31 pm

Yeah not seen it here in the UK yet but if you get one please keep us updated with purchasing/installing etc.
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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby PeterFD on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:47 pm

Will do! :dance:

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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby robbie on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:47 pm

Morrisons sell this stuff is some other garages. So would think kits are available over here
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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby PeterFD on Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:01 pm

Hi Robbie

Any experience reported?

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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby robbie on Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:41 pm

No I haven't. I run diesels / vegetable oil
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Re: E85 Bio ethanol

Postby Tooffy on Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 pm

Hello.

I'm considering modifying my '99 Fronty 3.2 to run ethanol (i'm in france).

Nobody did it ?

I'm looking for reliability information...

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