What is required to run E85 in an EcoBoost Mustang?

What is required to run E85 in an EcoBoost Mustang?

So you're thinking about E85 Ethanol for your Ecoboost Mustang, yet you don't know where to start! I'm sure you've got a bunch of questions, and maybe you've even been on Google or YouTube and searched up some of those questions!

Can I run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
What does it take to run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
How can I run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
What is the list of parts required to run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?

If these are some of the questions you've had, then you've come to the right place to get your answers! To run E85 in your Ecoboost Mustang you'll need to first understand what's what! 


Ethanol, E85, Corn, Corn Juice. 

No matter the name, the goal is the same! That sweet, sweet corn goodness equates to more power for your Ecoboost!!! 

Can I run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
Here at Parker Performance, we've converted 100s of customers to running some form of Ethanol fueling on their Ecoboost Mustangs, and we can do that for you in a number of ways. So let's first list out some of those different ways here below.

What does it take to run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
E30: This is a blended fuel mixture where you're mixing about 4 gallons of E85 into your tank at the same time as 12 gallons of 93 octane. This is able to be ran on an OEM Fuel System without any real changes to the vehicle. The one requirement you will have is to have a tuning device and a custom tune for this fueling. We typically suggest the Cobb Accessport with an E30 Tune from PD Tuning. And if you're on the edge of the spectrum, where you're utilizing all of that E30, and you're looking for a cheap insurance policy, we would typically recommend an in-tank pump upgrade, such as a DW400 unit, which doesn't even require a tune revision. Now if you've already done both the E30 tune and the DW400 and could still use some more fueling, then we would look to step you up to a full E85 setup, like one of these found below.
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Photo Description of the DeatschWerks DW400 in tank pump upgrade for the 2015-2022 EcoBoost Mustang
 
E85 Direct Injection: As you may know, the Ecoboost Mustang is only Direct Injection (DI) from the factory. So upgrading to E85 via DI is certainly an "easier" way to make the jump to E85 (versus Port Injection). However, there are pros and cons to each variant there. Pros to DI E85: easy, bolt-on application, no additional controllers required, easy to revert back to stock, etc. Cons to DI E85: it's not Port Injection, so it's not cleaning the backs of the valves by washing out the gummy ole carbon build-up.  
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Nostrum High Pressure Fuel pump upgrade for 2015-2022 ford mustang ecoboost


E85 Port Injection: Port Injection (PI) can be used for multiple fuel sources - Ethanol, Methanol, Nitrous, for starters. The benefit to running a PI system is going to be the ability to clean the valves, as well as having the ability to independently tune the PI side of things with it's own controller, upgraded injectors, etc. The downside, IMO, is shared w/the pros in this instance. As my personal E85 Ecoboost Mustang saw an Ecoboom situation from a failed Split Second Controller, I really try and avoid putting a customer into that same situation. Of course, it's party time when you want to go fast, and partying with your pants off can lead to some consequences, haha. So I just make sure to explain the potential consequences to you guys in advance, so there's no surprises later if you had a failure of your own. It's racecar shit, and racecar happens! "Build, Race, Break, Fix, Repeat!" 
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Big turbo Ecoboost Mustang with Port injection


How can I run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
Okay, so as you know by now - our goal is to always educate and empower our Ecoboost Mustang Enthusiasts. So now that we've shared with you some highlights, some pros, some cons... Let's get down to the nitty gritty: PARTS! What parts do you need to run to make your Ecoboost Mustang run Ethanol? Well take a look at the various and different items listed below:

What is the list of parts required to run E85 in my Ecoboost Mustang?
So the route you would start with would be first an E30 Tune. Then a DW400, while still on your E30 Tune. Then if you wanted to continue to increase power from there, you'd have to make the decision to go with either DI or PI for your E85, and we'll include links to the products to make that happen, as well <3
 
Parts Required to run E30 in your Ecoboost Mustang:
*not required, but an upgrade and cheap insurance policy!*

Parts Required to run E85 via Direct Injection in your Ecoboost Mustang:
XDI HPFP
*pick one, required*

XDI Injectors
Nostrum Injectors *coming soon*
*pick one, not required, but an upgrade for more fuel and more power*

Parker Performance Ecoboost Mustang E85 Package 

Parts Required to run E85 via Port Injection in your Ecoboost Mustang:
Radium Port Injection Kit

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Parker Performance is a home grown S550 Mustang specialty shop, located in New Port Richey, FL (about 30 minutes outside of Tampa and Clearwater). As experts on the S550 Mustang, we've tried, installed & tested just about every product & every setup. Allow us to use our expertise to help save you energy, time & money by guiding you to purchasing the correct parts for your EcoBoost Mustang, Mustang GT, GT350, and more. Parker Performance - For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts!

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Parker Performance is a home grown S550 Mustang specialty shop, located in New Port Richey, FL (about 30 minutes outside of Tampa and Clearwater). As experts on the S550 Mustang, we've tried, installed & tested just about every product & every setup. Allow us to use our expertise to help save you energy, time & money by guiding you to purchasing the correct parts for your EcoBoost Mustang, Mustang GT, GT350, and more. Parker Performance - For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts!