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Old 02-09-2021, 11:50 AM
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Is that the whole kit?

Yes.
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Old 02-09-2021, 12:05 PM
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What does running this high of ethanol do to the engine oil after say....3000 miles of driving?

Iíve been using 85% ethanol in my Chevy 5.3 for years now, and the oil never turns black. It gets a little darker, but not like it did on gasoline. One thing I can say from experience is, everything does seem to run cleaner.

I donít see why the M54 would be any different. And now that I think about it, M54ís tend to burn a bit of oil, so this should ultimately reduce carbon in the head, plugs, O2ís, cats, etc.
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Iíve been using 85% ethanol in my Chevy 5.3 for years now, and the oil never turns black. It gets a little darker, but not like it did on gasoline. One thing I can say from experience is, everything does seem to run cleaner.

I donít see why the M54 would be any different. And now that I think about it, M54ís tend to burn a bit of oil, so this should ultimately reduce carbon in the head, plugs, O2ís, cats, etc.
Oh really???

Have you done any oil analysis before with ethanol? Maybe you can run longer intervals? I imagine the alcohol would attract more water in the system.

What about the spark plugs? How do they look? What's stoic for E85? Are you able to take advantage of higher timing values?

Is there a way to fit wideband O2 sensors in and feed that to the DME? Or is that too much programming and such...?
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Old 02-09-2021, 02:07 PM
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Oh really???

Have you done any oil analysis before with ethanol? Maybe you can run longer intervals? I imagine the alcohol would attract more water in the system.

What about the spark plugs? How do they look? What's stoic for E85? Are you able to take advantage of higher timing values?

Is there a way to fit wideband O2 sensors in and feed that to the DME? Or is that too much programming and such...?

I have never had to run an analysis on the Chevy. I have done them on the E53, but on gasoline (thatís how I learned I needed rod bearings). I do plan to do an analysis, but not for the affects of E85, but to keep up with the health of my M54. At this point sheís putting out quite a bit of power, so in my opinion itís best to keep an eye on her health.

As for longer oil life intervals, I would still change at 7000 miles, or one year. The benefit will be cleaner internals. I will say though from my experience, if you do go over itís a bit different than driving on black nasty oil. Ethanol will attract water, but its not like you go from 80% ethanol, to 50% ethanol, 50% water. A little water doesnít hurt, believe me. In the summertime, I get lazy to pickup my usual 5 gallons of methanol at times (I run 50/50 in my Meth injection system). So Iíll run 100% distilled water, lots of it.

Iíve never had any problem with my plugs they looked clean. Also, a high ethanol content will keep head temps considerably cooler.



I was very impressed at how the stock dme kept throwing timing!

When the blower, and engine are at temp on gasoline, even with the Meth injection, there have been times (usually when itís hot outside) when she has pulled timing. I know right a way, because she gets soft at the top.

On the very first test drive, with warm dirty air, I had to back off. There was just no end. All of the five gears did, or will hit redline. Higher timing was definitely there.

There is no need for wideband O2ís, lambda works well.

I have to say, I am pretty impressed with this kit. Itís pretty difficult to get anymore power with the setup I have. Itís like this kit released the power gasoline couldnít.

I would use this kit on a stock motor as well! It will keep things cleaner, cooler, and allow the engine to maximize performance. And, if you have headers and exhaust, the change in note and backfires is pretty cool as well.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:43 PM
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Time to overdrive that blower!

Stop it Boost!

Dang it, I wasnít even home from the garage yet, and I was already thinking about the pulley!

No.. Iíve had this setup for many years now, and itís been very reliable. This is just the cherry on top. My E53 was pretty much garaged for all of 2020. This particular piggyback ecm (the pro version) was released in early 2020. This is brand new technology. I am just so excited, that I can even have this experience.

Boost, I donít know anyone that has your knowledge when it come to race equipment. The gains with my setup thus far, are quite shocking! Iíve never had to back off of her.

Crazy E53, what a fuel formula; 50% ethanol, 50% gasoline, 50% methanol, and 50% H2O. I want to run 85% ethanol, and 100% H2O in the injection system, when itís all said and done.
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Don't push too hard. When figuring out how hard a connecting rod can be pushed the typical mo is to push until you bend a rod then upgrade them. One of the YouTube channels I usually watch put a twin turbo Honda engine into a Prius and promptly bent a rod then broke an axle.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:24 PM
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Don't push too hard. When figuring out how hard a connecting rod can be pushed the typical mo is to push until you bend a rod then upgrade them. One of the YouTube channels I usually watch put a twin turbo Honda engine into a Prius and promptly bent a rod then broke an axle.

Yes, I totally agree with you. That is why I backed off. There was no good reason to push harder.

Iíve always used my X5 for family trips, groceries, etc. Her spec as she sits currently, is more than sufficient for those tasks. LoL.. I have no clue how we got to this point, but weíre here now.
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Oh Andrew, Iíd be lying to you if I said, ďit was all fun, and gamesĒ. There was definitely some blood, sweat, and tears, to go along with it.

And insult to injury is, you canít blame anyone but yourself.
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