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That pig tail is just for the sensor. You'll still need the pins and some wire to get it to the ECM. I got those from a buddy who makes harnesses.
Thanks again KBRacing96, better order the pins too!
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I would love a full write up on the conversion! I'd be very interested in doing it since the college I'm going to be going to has a gas station with e85 right by it.
Search on efilive they have one already. Plus from my understanding the 2011 doesn't need the sensor
 

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Something nobody mentioned or discussed...was other modifications that the true flex fuel vehicles have beyond just engine management. E85 is significantly more corrosive than the regular gasoline with up to 10%, and even that is corrosive, just less so.

Everything that touches the E85 from the tank to the injectors has to be corrosion proof or it will eventually become a problem.
 

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Something nobody mentioned or discussed...was other modifications that the true flex fuel vehicles have beyond just engine management. E85 is significantly more corrosive than the regular gasoline with up to 10%, and even that is corrosive, just less so.

Everything that touches the E85 from the tank to the injectors has to be corrosion proof or it will eventually become a problem.
most if not all the cruzes have the correct lines to use E85 I know when I had my Eco checked it was good to go
 
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I was interested in doing this also when we had the PT-GT. E-85 powered SRT/4s were dyno-ing 400 ft-lbs torque at the wheels. Hand grenading the transmission in the turbo clown car kinda' scared me off. I'm pretty certain the 41TE transmission was not built for the 245 ft-lbs Chrysler rated the engine at (several people put down more than that to the wheels stock....Chrysler sandbagged that number)

The only effect E85 had on our actual flex fuel 3.6 Pentastar was a reduction in fuel economy. :angry: Down from about a 19-20 average to a 15.something average. No extra "peppiness" nor any reduction in throttle response.
 

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Can anybody help me out with the info for fuel fittings and hose to add the ethanol sensor? I'm not sure where to start. Thanks.
Seems to me, if you read the original post and click on the little link. You can get all of that.
 

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You need to log a run at full throttle all the way to the shift at full RPM to see what your max duty cycle is. It goes up as RPM goes up. I need to get my Duty Cycle PID setup and see where mine is, but I'm back to strait gas this tank so will be pretty low.

As far as the 42lbs Bosch injectors Vs Stock one's, the DIY install thread on them claimed they got better mileage with them cuz of better spay pattern/atomization, but I didn't really notice that. But then again, I had only run a couple tanks of fuel though my stock Cruze before I started doing all the mods, lol. I'm an auto trans too, so my mileage is lower anyway. I wouldn't think they would really be cost afective if you didn't plan to run E85, but that just me. ;)
Do you have a list of PIDs # for the Cruze. The numbers will most likely be in hex format, for example, the module that on work on, TCCM, I can read engine speed the PID is 0x000C. I don't think any of the PID # numbers are common across platforms, or even modules.
 
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