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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 02-11-2011, 10:10 AM
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Until you have lived through a blown motor from not dialing in with a wideband/AF gauge and trying to not seek getting a dyno tune....because you feel you can do it, because you've read soooooo much on the internet about how easy it really is. Well, then I say that 15k motor may prove to be an expensive lesson to learn.
I just don't understand why y'all wouldn't just buy a flex fuel vehicle to begin with?

But good luck and I hope it works for everyone trying to do it, my .02 of input is just that, I have no dog in this fight and can promise you I wouldn't be changing mine over to that even if gas gets to $7 a gallon.
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I agree that if you are gonna take things to the limit as in a blown engine, ya better be sure what you are doing, however, I don't corrolate the restraints of that particular mod with running E-30 in a modern non-ffv vehicle.

I'd love to have Dodge offer a FFV version of the 5.7. Looked twice at the 4.7 because of this capability, but, as has been the case in the last 10 years, I've always opted for the highest HP N/A engine available from 'the MFG of choice' in a RCSB truck. (N/A due to pricepoint, but them ol' Lightnings sure are sweet!)

Not sure how it will all play out,,, I have months worth of testing to do in different climates and conditions before I can definately say E-30 is or isn't right for me, my vehicle, my conditions, etc etc etc. If in the long run it proves to be a flop, I won't move on to E-85. (Results thus far have been very promising, but until I get 'months' worth of testing in w/different blend ratios and different temps, I can't swear to it as a cold, hard FACT)

Would still like to hear any results, both short and long term, from the OP.
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Thought I would raise this back up. More and More E85 everywhere and wondering is more 5.7s have made the switch.
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I just finished reading the section of my 2013 owners manual on E-85 use in the 5.7 Hemi Engine. It indicated that the use of E-85 could result in damage and void the warranty. Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or E-85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components.

Owners Manual Page 523:

Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or E-85
Ethanol.

Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E-85
ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of methanol.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing
10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.

If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold driveability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
E-85 perform the following:
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
• change the engine oil and oil filter
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
exposure to E-85 fuel.
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