E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

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E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby type85 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:22 pm

Braided lines are about 2 years old, don't remember brand, but probably Summit generic braided lines...
Car sat the whole time with E85 in the tank, started about every month to keep the battery charged.

https://goo.gl/photos/HxLz7ksXMY1hNYjz5
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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby Noisy Cricket » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:23 pm

Images not loading, but...

Never, ever, EVER store E85 in an unsealed container like that. If you're going to lay up an E85-running car for more than a month or so, pump it all out and refill the tank with gasoline and run it a bit to flush the lines/injectors out. That way it won't absorb moisture from the air and turn corrosive.

It's not nearly as bad as methanol but you still need to be cautious. This is why IMO any E85 car really should be done as a flex fuel setup. (Well, that and E85 isn't always 85% ethanol)
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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby mushasho » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm

type85 wrote:Braided lines are about 2 years old, don't remember brand, but probably Summit generic braided lines...
Car sat the whole time with E85 in the tank, started about every month to keep the battery charged.

https://goo.gl/photos/HxLz7ksXMY1hNYjz5


Yeah, summit racing nitrile hoses are not merely enough protection against deterioration.
Swap out all fuel related hoses with PTFE conductive hose.

http://www.theprojectpad.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13&p=53577&hilit=ptfe#p53577
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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby type85 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:06 pm

mushasho wrote:
type85 wrote:Braided lines are about 2 years old, don't remember brand, but probably Summit generic braided lines...
Car sat the whole time with E85 in the tank, started about every month to keep the battery charged.

https://goo.gl/photos/HxLz7ksXMY1hNYjz5


Yeah, summit racing nitrile hoses are not merely enough protection against deterioration.
Swap out all fuel related hoses with PTFE conductive hose.

http://www.theprojectpad.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13&p=53577&hilit=ptfe#p53577



You have a specific brand you can suggest?
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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby type85 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:06 pm

Noisy Cricket wrote:Images not loading, but...

Never, ever, EVER store E85 in an unsealed container like that. If you're going to lay up an E85-running car for more than a month or so, pump it all out and refill the tank with gasoline and run it a bit to flush the lines/injectors out. That way it won't absorb moisture from the air and turn corrosive.

It's not nearly as bad as methanol but you still need to be cautious. This is why IMO any E85 car really should be done as a flex fuel setup. (Well, that and E85 isn't always 85% ethanol)



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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby mushasho » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:22 pm

type85 wrote:
mushasho wrote:
type85 wrote:Braided lines are about 2 years old, don't remember brand, but probably Summit generic braided lines...
Car sat the whole time with E85 in the tank, started about every month to keep the battery charged.
https://goo.gl/photos/HxLz7ksXMY1hNYjz5

Yeah, summit racing nitrile hoses are not merely enough protection against deterioration.
Swap out all fuel related hoses with PTFE conductive hose.
http://www.theprojectpad.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13&p=53577&hilit=ptfe#p53577

You have a specific brand you can suggest?


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https://www.technafitstore.com/category-s/1865.htm

http://anfittingsdirect.com/
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Re: E85 @ Summit fuel lines.....

Postby PRY4SNO » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks for the links, Ob... fueling lines, fittings and intercooler piping is next on my punch list. Prices look good, now I just need to find a local supplier for comparison's sake.
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