What does a flex fuel sensor do?

What does a flex fuel sensor do?

The FuelTech Flex Fuel sensor is the way in which to monitor and vary the ignition timing, fuel injection and boost level based off the ethanol content in the engine’s fuel.

How much does a flex fuel sensor cost?

The Best in Auto Repair The average cost for a Ford Flex fuel pressure sensor replacement is between $307 and $354. Labor costs are estimated between $183 and $230 while parts are priced at $124. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

What GM vehicles have flex fuel sensors?

The VDO program includes four Flex Fuel Sensors providing wide coverage for GM vehicles, including specific models years of: Cadillac ATS, SRX and XTS; Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Caprice, Captiva Sport, Express 2500/3500/4500, Equinox, Impala, Impala Limited, S10, Silverado 1500, Suburban 1500 and Tahoe; Buick LaCrosse.

Where do you put the flex fuel sensor?

Flex fuel sensors are traditionally placed on the feed line of a fuel system (line going into the engine or the pressure side). This allows consistent sampling of real fuel to pass through the sensor for accurate reading of the fuel.

Where does the flex fuel sensor go?

Are flex fuel sensors directional?

Fuel System Integration The sensor may be installed in any orientation; the direction of flow through the sensor does not matter.

How do you install a flex fuel sensor?

This is where it gets interesting…. We know from the chemistry of the fuel type what the chemically and mathematically correct amount of additional fuel we need to add,but

  • But wait,there’s more!
  • Ignition Timing vs Ethanol Content.
  • Boost vs Ethanol Content.
  • Ethanol Content vs Anything.
  • Don’t do this!
  • Cleaner for the Environment. Car Bibles states that more people today are concerned about fuel consumption’s effects on the environment.

  • Burning Facility. One of the greatest advantages of a flex-fuel vehicle is that is can burn whatever proportion of fuel mixture is in the combustion chamber.
  • Advanced Technology.
  • Sustainably Produced.
  • Tax Benefits.
  • Can you bypass a flex fuel sensor?

    I’m getting the code for the flex fuel sensor and have seen a few companies who make a bypass sensor for this. Is there a specific company out there you guys recommend? It’s just measures the ethanol content of the fuel. If you have access to a scan to tool with the capabilities you can recalibrate it. Simple as that.

    What is a flex fuel sensor?

    – Decreased engine performance – No start or rough start conditions – Increased fuel consumption