|The following manual comes from White Lightning E85 ethanol conversion kits. It shows how easy it is to convert a conventional, unleaded vehicle over to run on E85 (85% ethanol with 15% unleaded fuel mixture).|
Locate the car’s fuel injectors.
(Note: If you can not see
the fuel injectors, the car’s
plenum must be removed.
While this is a simple
and quick procedure, we
recommend that a certified
mechanic do the installation.)
Disconnect the car’s fuel
Note the male and female
connectors of the White
Lightning unit (female
pictured on the left; male is
on the right)
Plug the White Lightning
female connector into the
car’s male fuel injector. Then
plug the corresponding White
Lightning male connector into
the car’s female fuel injector
(repeat this process for all of
your car's injectors).
Connect the Black Ground
Wire to the negative terminal
on the battery, the engine
or the firewall, by removing
the screw from the battery,
engine, or firewall. Thread the
1 or 2 eyelets (1 for 4-cylinder
kits; 2 for 6 & 8-cylinder kits)
with the screw before re-screwing.
Be sure all of the vehicle
injectors and White Lightning
connectors are securely
connected. Then attach the
White Lightning box to any
location where the box can be
secured using the enclosed tie
straps, but at least 12 inches
from any exhaust components.
|STEP 7 |
The installation is now completed. However, we recommend that you drive your vehicle on straight petrol for at least 100 Km. As long as the 'check engine' light does not come on after 100 Km, your vehicle is now ready for E85.
(Note: If your 'check engine' light does come on, see the “Troubleshooting” section below)
In some cases, a 'check engine' light will illuminate on your car’s dashboard. This indicator does not pose any potential harm to your vehicle and there is no problem with continuing to drive while this light is on.
To correct this problem, the White Lightning system has a potentiometer located on the inside of the box for rich/lean adjustments. Simply unscrew the 4 screws on the top of the box to access the potentiometer (the white & blue dial located on the bottom of the circuit board, directly below the code starting with “E85”).
You will notice that the range is from 0 - 10. 0 being the most lean setting; 10 being the most rich. All units are
shipped in the position of number 5. Check Engine Light (during 1st 60 miles): If your 'check engine' light appears during the first 60 miles on petrol only, the setting is too rich for your car. Adjust the potentiometer to a lower setting between 3 - 4, and repeat
Step 7 (including driving on gas only for 100km), before fuelling with E85.
Check Engine Light (on E85): If your 'check engine' light appears while running on E85, the setting is too lean.
Adjust the potentiometer to a higher setting between 6 - 7.
Finding the optimum setting for the potentiometer, is a one time adjustment and will not require continual adjustments for running on petrol or ethanol.
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