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Old 07-15-2012, 02:10 PM
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Water/Methonal Ques.??

Does anyone out there have a snow performance water/methonal kit on there 7.3? how does it perform?? Thanks!
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I would like some more information as well.
There site shows 50-100 hp and up to 300 degrees egt drop. Also there controller has boost and egt sensors so that would be two gauges i don't have to buy elsewhere.

anyone have real world, or dyno results?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the interest man. hoping to hear something soon about it.
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Here is what I posted in our CO section following my trip to CA and back.

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So having driven ~2500 miles with the Snow kit in here are my impressions:

The Bad:
Install directions are lacking. Overcomeable but disappointing.

Kit should come with more wire and hose for boost sensor. We had to use a lot of our own to mount it in the bed which is where you are going to mount the thing since it has a 7 gallon tank! As for boost we went the shortest route possible and it was still not enough(had to use some tubing from the store).

Wish you were able to set a few more parameters in tow mode to start injecting earlier. Stock it has it's own programming which seemed to kick the injection in at different times.

The Good:
Readout is nice in all light conditions.

You can tell when it is injecting as it does seem to have more pep at least with the -20 washer fluid. Not as much with pure water but that is expected.

The two settings are different for different conditions. On Tow it has a red light that flashes letting you know it is injecting.(I used this climging the Sierras and it seemed to keep the EGTs in check) Mostly I had it in MPG mode so that was the majority of my experience.

Ability to adjust on the fly is nice.

Averaged 16.5 miles per gallon on the ~1200 mile trip back including going over the Sierras and Rockies while averaging 75-80+MPH. I don't think that is too bad at all. I'm sure it would get better with slower speeds or flatter ground.

Kept EGTs in check. Never over ~1050 even climbing very steep grades at 70+.

Observations:
It uses a good bit of water/washer fluid in MPG mode(less in tow mode at least when not hitting high EGTs). My experience was at least a full 7 gallons per full fillup of diesel. I learned on the way there to stock up before driving so I bought a ton of distilled water for the way back(In CA you can't readily find the -20 washer fluid and didn't want to waste the money on 32F stuff). Mount the tank where you can get to it! With my bed cover I put it in the rear near the tailgate for easy access. Adding the kit to notify when the tank is low is nice if you can afford it or make your own.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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ok thanks for the input man! im prolly going to be buying one nxt week for my truck. i was leaning more towards the stage 2 kit. mostly becasue of cost and i just want to use my stock washer fluid jug for my boost juice. Do you know wat are the differences in the kits besides one having a 7 gallon tank compared to a few quarts.
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ok thanks for the input man! im prolly going to be buying one nxt week for my truck. i was leaning more towards the stage 2 kit. mostly becasue of cost and i just want to use my stock washer fluid jug for my boost juice. Do you know wat are the differences in the kits besides one having a 7 gallon tank compared to a few quarts.
The MPGMax which I have you can switch between EGT or MPG mode. I believe the stage 2 kit only goes on boost. Also not as adjustable. It also does not have the all the time nozzle like the MPG kit. Stage 2 does not give you the gauges for boost and egt.
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Once again man thanks for all help. I'm leaning more towards the kit you got now but the cheapest i seen one was $799 on ebay. Im going to make my mind up on what im going to to by the end of the week. Thanks again though!
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