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Old 03-12-2011, 07:16 AM
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I would like to know how my fellow bombers feel about water-methanol injection is it worth the price and is it something I should be interested in or would it just be a waste of money performance wise?
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:42 AM
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I run W/M on both my Dodges and think it's a great bang for the buck. Adds power if you use 505/50 mix, keeps EGT in check on a highly fueled engine and also keeps the pistons and combustion chambers clean. But the kits are overpriced, IMHO. 1/4" tubing is $.25/ft. at Ace Hardware. Fittings are a few bucks apiece at McMaster Carr. Pumps are around $100 on eBay. You can cob up a homemade system for half the kit price using just a hobbes switch ($25) if you can find something cheap to use for a tank. The progressive controllers are nice, but not really needed except to support towing. I upgraded the '07 to a Coolingmist CMGS controller a few months ago. Very nice unit, but pricey.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:14 AM
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CSIPSD has a kit on his 7.3... He loves it.. If you are looking for something to keep your EGT's under control then it's a great mod.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:16 AM
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Yes it's great, if you don't use too much meth. I'd stay at a max of 30% meth 70% water. I am going to be be building my own kit as well. I plan to use mostly water, to aid in EGT's when towing and to keep the combustion chambers extra clean when running on WVO in my case.

I wouldn't really use meth as a power adder personally, it's an uncontrolled burn, and that is the opposite of what we're trying to achieve.

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Make sure you are mixing methanol and purified water NOT windshield washer fluid.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:02 AM
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I been running washer fluid + heet = 50/50 W/M for four years.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:30 PM
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I been running washer fluid + heet = 50/50 W/M for four years.
A guy on another forum did oil analysis and found lots of bad stuff in his oil after running washer fluid but it was gone when he would mix his own distilled water and methenal.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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A guy on another forum ....
Or you wanna hear about my oil analysis? Or maybe tell us exactly what "bad stuff" you are referring to? Maybe some details about the particular oil in question like the analysis regimen itself in terms of sampling intervals, trending, OCI, type of oil, filtration, fueling, and the specifics of the W/M system itself as it relates to the sized injectors, pump, flow rates, init rate/settings, etc, etc? How was the truck being used, racing, towing, daily driver, what?

Because without those details your warning is meaningless.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:04 AM
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I agree, I'd like more details please!
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:03 PM
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i'll see if I can find the thread. I didn't pay to much attention because i don't run it...
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