Almost all modern cars can run on E85.I'm not recommending that it be used in a Kia at all. The engine needs to be made to accept E85. Kia engines are not.
this.. you need to be able to tune for it .. unles you have a flex fuel put it this way.. stoich for gas is 14.7:1 stoich for e85 is about 10:1 soooo you have to be able to fix that lol .. the lines are able to handle it .. the fuel pump is.. long as you're not leaving it just sitting in there for ages there wont be a problem. cobalt, ion, honda, evo, subaru, VW guys have been doing this for a long time.. for when they're looking for more power (yes e85 gives you the ability to make more power, it's approximately 108 octane and burns quite a bit cooler)Almost all modern cars can run on E85.
The biggest problem with cars running E85 is that they don't have the control software to manage the air fuel mixture as well as having sensors to detect the amount of ethanol.
Many Evo guys who convert there cars over to E85 just use a safc, don't know if there is one for the Forte but there gotta be somethin'.
E85 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAlmost all modern cars can run on E85.
It's difficult to switch from gasoline to E85 because the tank needs to be completely free of gasoline before switching over. The cars that can do it from the factory have sensors that can tell when there is Ethanol in the tank so it can change the tuning, so no the Forte cannot take E85 without some parts swapping...
You have to change over all of the rubber gaskets that come in contact with fuel, including intake manifold gaskets depending on their type. Also you need to make sure your gas tank itself is compatible with E85. You can't just "rebuild" your current fuel lines, they need to be replaced from front to rear.
If you want a fun project, converting your car to run E85 would be a good one.