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 Post subject: metho / water injection setup
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:13 pm 
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hi guys,

after reading an article i am interested in making a water injection kit. the benifits of cleaning out carbon and increasing octane to prevent detonation are appealing.

the car is an EL XR8 auto

I am thinking of using my washer resoviour and plumbing it into the intake piping but i have a few questions.

- is it a good idea to use a metholated spirits / water mix or is that bad for the engine?
- if so what ratio should i use?
- i was thinking of buying some garden spray nozzles (mist ones) will these supply too much water/metho and cause a problem?
- where should i plumb the pipe, before or after the TB? any ideas on a good point to do so?

keen to hear peoples thoughts and experiences with the same idea

thanks
Jason
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 Post subject: Re: metho / water injection setup
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:24 am 
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Your EL should not have any detonation problems with a standard tune, so the benefit of ongoing application is very doubtful. If you want to steam clean the inside of your engine you can pull off a small vacuum line and stick it into a cup of water at idle. A 50:50 methanol:water mix is generally considered the best for detonation control and power production in boosted or high compression engines.

 

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 Post subject: Re: metho / water injection setup
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:52 pm 
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may sound a silly question but where can i buy small quantaties of methanol?

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 Post subject: Re: metho / water injection setup
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:25 am 
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Try an oil company, or somewhere that carries bio-diesel supplies. Even ask a model shop where they get their glow fuel from.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:24 am 
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There's some info from a discussion here: ecu-fuel-system-eec-f21/water-injection-t81254.html

 

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