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Re: I have never used ethanol,
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Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (#32) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:26:52 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: I have never used ethanol,, oldsaab, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:09:32
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Read my reply to your post above.

This is crazy:

> Race Fuel at $9.00 a gallon. WHP 300. Mileage 15 MPG Boost 22 PSI
> E85 or?? at $3.00 a gallon. WHP 300. Mileage 10 MPG Boost 29 PSI

300hp in a Lemons car? That's insane. And not doable on the stock head, turbo, engine management, or ignition. You are talking about a $3000+ engine to make 300 reliable horsepower, E85 or otherwise. You are going to blow up transmissions left and right. I would be concerned about a stock bottom end being able to handle that for a long time - at least the type of stock bottom end you can buy for $500.

We are running 12psi on the Lemons car, and there is nothing on the track that can pass us. A couple cars keep up, but nothing gets by. I'd be shocked if we're making 240hp. Probably 200, maybe 220. That's an entirely stock engine (with 183,000 miles) save a really aggressive hand porting job on the head and a $15 Home Depot boost controller. Traction is a problem. Engine output is not. I would be VERY concerned about racing a 300hp car for 12+ hours on 200 treadwear tires. That sounds like a formula for booboos.

That of course is my $0.02, YMMV...

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