“Flex Fuel” seems to be the new buzz word of the era – but what exactly is “flex fuel”?
Quite simply, a flex fuel vehicle is simply a vehicle designed to run on gasoline and / or any blend of ethanol up to 85% (and in some applications more).
The concept is far from new, with flex fuel vehicles having been in production since the 1980’s. What is new however is that with the advancements in technology and computing power, we now have the ability to turn almost any vehicle into a flex fuel vehicle.
Why would one want to turn their vehicle into a flex fuel vehicle you may ask?
Well, in case you have been living under a rock for the last 5 years or so, and are unaware of the potential benefits of E85 for a performance vehicle, you should start by having a read through our E85 information section of our site *hyperlink to E85 section*.
If you’re too lazy for this, let me simplify. Compared to regular unleaded gasoline, E85 is cheaper, better for the environment, has a much higher octane rating, makes your engine run cleaner and cooler, and has the ability to almost double power output in the right application.
The conundrum for most performance enthusiasts has always been either lack of availability (unable to acquire easy access or fear of running out without an E85 source convenient) , or not wanting to have to run E85 all the time (cost, convenience etc).
Converting to flex fuel solves both of these issues – you truly can have your cake and eat it too.
With the clever incorporation of a “flex fuel sensor”, we are able to custom tune your vehicle to be completely optimized for any combination of regular gasoline, E85, and any mixture in between.
The flex fuel sensor continually monitors the ethanol content and temperature of the fuel in your vehicle, and passes this information onto the engine control unit. From here, armed with this information, we are able to custom tune fuel, ignition, boost, and many other variables, to optimize the vehicle for whatever ethanol content the vehicle is running – all the way from 0% to 100% if so desired. As the end user, you have a truly “set and forget” setup, where our custom tuning does the work for you to give you the best of both worlds.
If this sounds like it may interest you, make sure you give us a call today. No one in Queensland is more experienced or better equipped for all your custom flex fuel tuning needs. We have built numerous custom flex fuel vehicle vehicles from scratch, from mild to over the top wild, as well as tuned many of the oem manufacturer systems for optimal results.
An ECC flex fuel conversion is surprisingly affordable – you can have your performance cake, and eat it too!
Call us today!