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Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Meet and Greet' started by koozy, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. koozy

    koozy Active Member

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  3. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Cool. Wonder what premium price they will put on it. I know the 76 at Barrington & Pico had a 100 octane pump, but the last time I bought it, it was almost $10 a gallon.
     
  4. koozy

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    e85 is typically less at the pump, unlike high octane gasoline.

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  5. Applejack

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    That is cool if they adhere to the national standard. Supply and demand always come into play.

    What do you expect your mileage to be? E85 has less yield in NA engines. I suspect the same in the charged motor.
     
  6. koozy

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    Conserv Fuel on San Vincente/Barrington in Brentwood sells e85. Mileage should be negligible up to e45, beyond that and it may suffer. I don't plan on running straight e85 BTW, there's no point with the stock turbo. I will have the maps listed in razorlab's guide with the addition of a valet mode. A Cobb Protune is also in the cards at a later date.

    Here's on older photo at the station just to show the price differences. e85 is at the bottom :)
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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2015
  7. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    Part #2 - Wiring

    Main Parts.
    1 - Zeitronix ECA-1 Ethanol Content Analyzer
    1 - Zeitronix e85 Flow Through Ethanol Sensor Harness
    1 - Bussmann BP/HHH ATM Add-A-Fuse

    I started with prepping the Zeitronix Analyzer and the Zeitronix Ethanol sensor harness. I wanted something that would enable me to plug and play; and remove things if I wanted to with ease. I was limited to the types of terminal connection because it had to fit through the hole in the firewall, so I chose 3/16" quick disconnects male/female blade connections.

    Here's the display harness. Orange/Power, Brown/Ground, Green/Ethanol Sensor. There is an extra wire for brown and orange, because those will split off to fuse box for power and chassis for ground. I chose to do it this way instead of using wire taps. The blue and white wires tucked under the electric tape are for fuel temperature which is not being used and were getting in the way.
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    The Zeitronix Ethanol Sensor harness with it's terminal connections.
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    The Add-A-Fuse. I cut off the butt connector and crimped on a blade quick disconnect instead which will pair up to the display harness. Again, I want to be able to quick plug or unplug things if I want to without having to cut and crimp every time. There's a 10amp fuse in the photo when it was taken, but I ended up using a 7.5amp.
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    With the main components prepped it was time to work on getting the harness through the firewall.

    A hole on the driver side firewall with a plastic plug.
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    Once the plastic plug was removed there was foam about 1" thick behind it. After several trips back and forth to the other side of where the hole should be in the cabin to make sure it was feasible I took a pick and penetrated the rubber backing behind the foam.
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    The other side of the hole from the driver side cabin. Here's a shot with the tip of the pick barely peeking through.
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    I hand twisted 16 drill bits through the hole until I could fit a 0 gauge cable through it. There's less than 1" between the bundle wires and the rubber backing that has a new hole in it.
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    The new hole with a grommet in place.
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    Next I took a piece of 8 gauge wire to fish the Zeitronix Ethanol Sensor Harness through the new hole.
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    The new harness making it through the new hole.
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    Making it through the firewall.
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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
  8. koozy

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    Kind fuzzy, but it's a shot of the harness from the ethanol sensor to the hole in the firewall.
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    Another angle.
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    Next was to route the new harness over to the passenger side. I used an 8 gauge wire used to fish the harness through to the other side behind the center console. hmm... I just noticed I still have the protective sheathing on the gas pedal.
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    The harness in it's new home on the passenger side behind the glove box.
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    And a shot of the harness in it's final resting spot on the driver side.
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    Test fitting the connections with between harness and Zeitronix ECA-1 Analyzer before shrink tubbing each connection and stuffing it into the wire loom.
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    Connections with shrink tubing to keep the connections together and insulated from the other connections.
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    I attached the Add-A-Fuse into the moonroof fuse location. I don't have a moonroof, but there was already of fuse in there and made perfect choice at 7.5 amps.
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    Here's where I connected for ground.
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    Testing the connections was successful. The car has 91 octane with 10% ethanol.
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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
  9. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Nice install. Very clean. Enjoyed the read.
     
  10. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    The goal of a non-permanent solution to this project has been accomplished. It's completely easily reversible, the only permanent mod to the car was the hole in the firewall to the cabin, which is a non-issue. 80% of the work invested to the project between the plumbing and wiring was that hole. Now that the hole is there, there's still room to pass other wires if needed later.

    i finally settled on the Zeitronix Content Analyzer's placement. Fortunately, I was able to use the slit already on the glove box for the owner's manual straps to pass the harness through.
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    Mounted and completed with velcro. Still plenty of room in the glove box.
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    Perfect view of the display from the driver's side and serves it's purpose.
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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
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  11. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Awesome placement and fitment!

    Now for the trash talk:

    You have a holder for a pen in your glove box! REALLY! That's anal. Just messing with you because I like your work.
     
  12. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    You should have one too, it's stock. I use it, it comes in handy. :)
     
  13. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    So, you are saying the dealer screwed me out of a pen holder. Damn them! :mad:

    I want a refund! I will ask for one come my first oil change.
     
  14. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    Yep, ask them.
     
  15. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    My pen holder was always there, just never noticed it. DUH! :confused:
     
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  17. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Have you started playing with different Ethanol levels / tunes yet?
     
  18. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    as soon as I reach 5k miles and do my first oil change :)

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  19. Applejack

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    When did you pick up your car? I bought mine October 19th, 2014. I have 4900 on mine. I guess I drive mine more.
     
  20. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    March 2014. I parked the FiST and was driving my e28 for awhile . I also ride a sport bike.

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  21. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Clean E28. Let me know if you need any parts (maintenance) for it. Some of the parts maybe discontinued for the E28 already. The company I work for started in 1962 selling European parts. I've also done some research on European brand filters that fit the FiST. We carry Mann+Hummel, Mahle, Hengst, and Purflux.
     

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