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Old 10-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Flex fuel sensor

It might be BS but I was told a shop here in the midwest fiqured out how to put a flex fuel sensor from a Silverado 1500 in a ZL1. They said it only took one wire hooked up to the ecm harness and all the fuel maps were already there for E85. Claimed it really woke the ZL1 up.
I know..I know, sounds fishy but........what if?
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Dave steck from dsx tuning is pushing these and a local car here has it done and appears to be a very legit option. I'm sure there is some tuning required though.

What shop are you referring to
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Its true. Dave Steck of dsx tuning makes his own sensor that does just that. You can retrofit it. Some people are wiring it up in conjunction with meth injection kits too.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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Camper beat me...

If there were any e85 stations within 10 minutes of my house I would get one of Daves sensors
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Its true. Dave Steck of dsx tuning makes his own sensor that does just that. You can retrofit it. Some people are wiring it up in conjunction with meth injection kits too.
Its been being done for some time now,Dave just happens to be capitalizing on it and marketing very well.My hats off to him as it works great and with a bit of tuning can be well worth the efforts on forced induction - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ght=adm+e85%5C
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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Dave wrote a great guide on how to use flex fuel. He also makes a box that allows you to adjust ethanol input to the ecu for things like meth, n2o or race gas maps with the flip of a switch. Goto the hp tuners site to see his guide.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #8
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Dave has done lots of those FFS conversions, not just on the Camaro. When you use the sensor the PCM actually adjusts based on the content of ethanol/gas. If you fill up with 93 and top it off with E85 a hundred miles later you'll get something like E31. That's why the sensor is nice to have, and it's easy to do.

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Old 10-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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i have this box on my car. the flip switch is nice. I drive around on my pump gas/meth tune. and at the flip of a switch I have my nitrous tune ready to go. the same switch arms my nitrous and loads the correct tune for it, soon as my pass is over I just flip it off and driving tune is right there.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #10
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Its been being done for some time now,Dave just happens to be capitalizing on it and marketing very well.My hats off to him as it works great and with a bit of tuning can be well worth the efforts on forced induction - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ght=adm+e85%5C

To clarify, Dave doesn't make the ethanol content sensors but a signal generator. His kit comes with the sensors and all the parts that allows you to mix E85 and gas at will like Andy and RDunn stated.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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I'm thinking this winter i need to get a hold of Dave! I live in ethanol country and have a fair amount of experience with E85.
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Where can I buy this sensor or set up
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:02 AM   #13
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DSX tuning has a FB page. Phone number listed on FB (314) 322-3283
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #14
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You can do a search on it and find all of the parts for $65 or $75 with how to install them also if I remember correctly, I think he charges $200 to $250 for the same parts.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:41 PM   #15
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DSX's kit includes all the fittings and whatnot to do the conversion. It's not just a sensor.
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And he makes his kits so that the sensor doesn't become a restriction, by running a parallel bypass line.
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And plugs, and wiring, and tech support, and instructions.
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And plugs, and wiring, and tech support, and instructions.
Yep. He definitely isn't getting rich off these kits. He just uses quality stuff and wants to get paid a reasonable rate for his time.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #19
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It's the shiz, love my setup. So happy E38 supports it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:16 AM   #21
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Scourage I would like to come see your setup sometime. I am in Castle Rock so not far from you. I think this would work great on my car.

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Scourage I would like to come see your setup sometime. I am in Castle Rock so not far from you. I think this would work great on my car.

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Not a problem, do you make it to any of the CCOTR events? If not I might be checking out a couple shops next week in Castle Rock to get some painting done.
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