The factory fuel line is actually constructed with an EPDM (fuel and oil resistant synthetic rubber) outer hose and inner ETFE (another Teflon coating that is similar to PTFE) liner, which offers great resistance to a variety of fuels, including ethanol-based fuels. Because of this, there is no reason to "upgrade" or replace the factory fuel line assembly when used with this Ethanol Content Analyzer / Flex Fuel Kit unless kinked or damaged (please note the "Do Not Kink" Warning located on the line).
Why Run Ethanol?
Due to rising gas prices and the push for alternative fuel sources, ethanol, derived primarily from corn, has become a common, cost-effective fuel choice. Ethanol has now found its way into most modern gas stations and the community now understands its list of benefits in comparison to gasoline, such as the fact ethanol burns cleaner, cooler and is more resistant to detonation. Because of these characteristics, ethanol is a cheap alternative to expensive race fuels like race gas and/or methanol, especially with high(er) compression factory turbocharged vehicles. E85 = 85% Ethanol and 15% Gasoline whereas E30 = 30% Ethanol and 70% Gasoline and so-on.
What is Flex Fuel?
In a nutshell, “flex-fuel” allows an internal combustion engine to flexibly utilize one or more different fuels (usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel), and both fuels are stored in the same common fuel tank. Flex-Fuel systems utilize an ethanol content analyzer to determine the amount of ethanol in a fuel system and a converter to send this reading to the vehicle’s ECU to instantaneously adjust for varying fuel mixtures.
- Billet Aluminum Flex-Fuel Converter Case w/ Sealed & Potted Board (WiFi)
- Genuine GM Continental Ethanol Content Sensor
- Billet Stock Location EFI Diverter Fittings
- Plug 'N Play Braided Wiring Harness
- Stainless Mounting Bracket
- Stainless Hardware