Water/Methanol injection

Ethanol, diesel, and whatever else floats your boat
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Water/Methanol injection

Post by Midlana1 » 20 Aug 2014, 12:04

I've been dismissing this as being: more parts, more expense, and more stuff to keep an eye on.

Now that I've read up on it, it's harder to discount. On a turbocharged engine, it effectively raises fuel "octane" by 10-20 points, which is huge. However, it's hard to tell that's real because I see it often said that with such a system you can run 2-3 lbs more boost. That's not very much and doesn't match with "10-20 pts octane." Then there's if the system ever fails it could be bad news unless the condition is quickly detected. I'll have to think about it some more, but it does seem to offer a good middle ground between going to race gas or ethanol, and since it's used only when in boost, even a smallish tank should last a reasonable time. Plus, refilling it is simple and cheap, using windshield washing fluid.

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Re: Water/Methanol injection

Post by dpkilty » 20 Aug 2014, 13:29

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr ... p=12614948

That is a VERY informative post.

I'll add more later (when I have more time) as I have also looked into this as well.

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Re: Water/Methanol injection

Post by jerelw » 25 Jan 2015, 10:06

http://jalopnik.com/the-ronin-rs-211-is ... 1671167973
Might want to check with this guy. His alcohol(isopropyl) injection system adds alcohol to the gas, making it an E85 system on the fly. You also know exactly what you're getting - E85 changes with the seasons.

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