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Old 04-06-2018, 11:42 PM   #1651  
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Yes any porting of the siamese ports makes it worse , making them smaller ...helps.
I have tried a tighter fitting sleeve (professionally inconel welded) ... it beat itself to death and I ended up with both a dead engine and a dead turbo ! I have also vented the air injection hole to the exhaust .

Bit late now ..but it might help others get what I'm talking about .
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Thanks that clears it up.

is it making the ports smaller that helps or is it the latter opening timing?

any pics of the custom sleeve?
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Thanks that clears it up.

is it making the ports smaller that helps or is it the latter opening timing?

any pics of the custom sleeve?
I think both have a benefit . The later opening also helps with turbo spool as it allows a more concentrated pulse from the main ports .

The custom sleeve idea belongs to someone else so I am reluctant to show it here .
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no worries just curious on what has been tried.

A question on tuning... Can 16psi be run on high octane without ethanol? if you run really rich and retard the timing?

This is mainly a question for flex fuel tuning for SC where you canít change boost with ethanol content.
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no worries just curious on what has been tried.

A question on tuning... Can 16psi be run on high octane without ethanol? if you run really rich and retard the timing?

This is mainly a question for flex fuel tuning for SC where you canít change boost with ethanol content.
It's always about massflow ....not boost .
That said , my thoughts would be .... it might be ok for a couple of runs on a cold day .......... but one day with heatsoak etc etc ....zoom zoom -boom!
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Thanks again it's great to have the opinion of someone with experience.
So are you going to chase more power?
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I'm checking the rise in boost against the extra power from that rise . Up to 14-15psi I get a pretty steady 14-15 whp per psi of boost . After 15 it drops away to less than 10. Also the boost is starting to fluctuate a lot ...
Brett, This observation is on a system w/upgraded seals, porting and whatnot. Recognizing systemically that "Everything affects everything.", in your experience does the above observation hold for a non-hardened, i.e, stock, boosted rotary? Or do the apex seals become a weak link at some point prior to the diminishing power return to boost increase ratio as described?

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Brett, This observation is on a system w/upgraded seals, porting and whatnot. Recognizing systemically that "Everything affects everything.", in your experience does the above observation hold for a non-hardened, i.e, stock, boosted rotary? Or do the apex seals become a weak link at some point prior to the diminishing power return to boost increase ratio as described?

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Great question ! What I'm experiencing only manifests itself at elevated mass flows and the dropoff in power/psi is sudden and dramatic . I said way back at my first dyno that it was like hitting the wall ..... well 2 years and heaps of improvements later ...it still is like that but at a lower rpm and lower boost level but similar power.
For a setup that isn't targeting maximum whp (and can't reach 400+ whp anyway) the dropoff you see is not nearly so dramatic . A greddy setup for example will just drop away gradually (till the turbo runs out of puff) but if you don't have high octane fuel , will detonate at relatively low boost/flow if conditions aren't right.
And the weakness of the engine is only exposed if you detonate ...which is why I'm ramming high octane down peoples throats these days . Running high octane will do much more for saving the engine than any modification you can do inside it .

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I've understood that tuning for and running E85 requires installation of larger injectors. Beyond that...
- What, if any, other hardware modifications are required, or a good idea, to run E85?
- Can a tune be generated to run premium (93 oct.) and E85 within the same tune, e.g. premium (0-8 psi.), and E85 (9-12psi)? Or are separate tunes required for each fuel type?

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I've understood that tuning for and running E85 requires installation of larger injectors. Beyond that...
- What, if any, other hardware modifications are required, or a good idea, to run E85?
- Can one tune to run premium (93 oct.) and E85 within the same tune? Or are separate tunes required for each fuel type?

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You definitely need enough injector but how much depends. But I run E85 and 93 on the same tune, it has been that way for a couple of years and the car runs great, I would never go back to just a 93 tune.
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You definitely need enough injector but how much depends. But I run E85 and 93 on the same tune, it has been that way for a couple of years and the car runs great, I would never go back to just a 93 tune.
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- Thanks for chiming in. Re: running 93 & E85 on the same tune... Good to know. E85 stations are not as abundant as I'd like. So, good to know that I could run E85 w/ more boost, yet run 93 at reduced boost (when no E85 station around), on the same tune.

- What injector flows are you running: P1 / Sec / P2?
- W/ the above injector flow capacity, what max. PSI are you tuned for?
- Did you make any add'l hardware mods specifically to run E85?

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Well, not on the same tune, I have to run E85. I just have blues in the P2 location, all injectors were brand new and flow tested.

And no I did not make any hardware changes.
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Well, not on the same tune, I have to run E85. I just have blues in the P2 location, all injectors were brand new and flow tested.

And no I did not make any hardware changes.
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  • Can you explain what you mean by "Well, not on the same tune, I have to run E85." when you said earlier "But I run E85 and 93 on the same tune,..."?
  • So, if I understand correctly you're running:
    - P1: R (290)
    - Sec: Y (380)
    - P2: B (???)
    If so, what are your blues flow tested at?
  • W/ the above injector flow capacity, what max. PSI are you tuned for?
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Yes, if I run 93 only it's pig rich. Drivable, but not ideal. And yes, that is my injector setup. I'd have to look for the numbers, I bought the injectors new from Five O motorsports and I asked for flow rates at 60psi when I ordered them. Not having enough fuel has never been an issue on my setup.
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jcbrx8 .... I'm pretty sure 9krpm didn't mean to say E85 and 93 "on the same tune" .

But with what I do and recommend you can run on the same tune .

I do my tune for E28 (1 part E10 to 3 parts E85) and run at full boost on that . If I can't get E 85 anywhere close , I'll just put E10 in there and reduce boost to below 10psi. This works fine , but the on E10 it does run very rich under boost . Not too rich to cause any hesitation though so it's fine. So it can run just fine at lower boost on any combination between E28 and E10.
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But I run E85
I thought you ran E30 ?
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I do, mixed with 93,
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and it's more like E30ish, it varies at the station I use.
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I do, mixed with 93,
Talk about confusing the issue !
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My bad, and it is, I have had people ask me where I get E30 from...........
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Found the below Exx Octane calculator:
Calculate Ethanol % of Mixture

Used it to generate the below matrix showing the resulting Exx and Oct. when the given % E85 is added to a 12 gal fill-up of 93.

For clarity... what Exx and Oct are we targeting: ~E35 @ 95 Oct ...or ~E60 @98 Oct.?


Note: This is a course approximation table as E85 octane levels generally fluctuate, 100-105, ...in addition to seasonally, and the table assumes 10% Ethanol contain in the 93 fuel as well.


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Found the below Exx Octane calculator:
Calculate Ethanol % of Mixture

Used it to generate the below matrix showing the resulting Exx and Oct. when the given % E85 is added to a 12 gal fill-up of 93.

For clarity... what Exx and Oct are we targeting: ~E35 @ 95 Oct ...or ~E60 @98 Oct.?



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I suggest E29 which is 1:3 or E35 which is 1:2 .

I would do more research on actual octane levels ...It is known widely that octane does not follow a calculated result as that table suggests .

Also : that table assumes 93 has 10% ethanol in it .

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I suggest E29 which is 1:3 or E35 which is 1:2 .

I would do more research on actual octane levels ...It is known widely that octane does not follow a calculated result as that table suggests .

Also : that table assumes 93 has 10% ethanol in it .
Got it. Thanks, Brett.

Yes, I am aware that E85 Octane level fluctuates (100-105) and also seasonally. So, just set content to lowest level, 100, to generate a course approximation to generate a quick table. And that's accurate (for me ;-): the 93 around here contains 10% Ethanol.

Good points: I'll go back and note such for anyone else that may view it.

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Got it. Thanks, Brett.

Yes, I am aware that E85 Octane level fluctuates (100-105) and also seasonally. So, just set content to lowest level, 100, to generate a course approximation to generate a quick table. And that's accurate (for me ;-): the 93 around here contains 10% Ethanol.

Good points: I'll go back and note such for anyone else that may view it.
I was actually refering to the non linear relationship between ethanol % and octane . Those tables (including the one 9k posted) appear to assume a linear one .... which undervalues the effect of ethanol at lower percentages.
Some light reading :
http://www.speedperf6rmanc3.com/cont...%20Article.pdf

Note the as tested octane rating for E50 vs those in above tables



In the conclusions from that study :
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Intermediate blends near E20 can provide the majority of the
performance benefit of E85 and enable strategies that offset
their lower energy penalty.

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I was actually refering to the non linear relationship between ethanol % and octane ... Some light reading :
http://www.speedperf6rmanc3.com/cont...%20Article.pdf:
"non linear relationship between ethanol % and octane." - Aah, I missed that nuance.

"light reading". - Brett, you got jokes. ;-)

Good info. Thx.
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