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Old 01-13-2008, 12:20 AM
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Alky/water/meth injection fluid of choice?

having a strong debate with myself on putting a painless striker cold shot on my Ex. Only thing holding me back is the fact that u cant just pick up methanol at any gas station etc. I know some people use windshield washer fluid....and i dont like the idea of running soap through my engine. i'd be mighty happy if any current injectors could let me know what fluid they run and if anyone else wants to pipe in on drawbacks plz feel free. I plan on getting a multiple gallon tank and putting it in the back where my spare is, and getting rid of it. (its only like 8" too small for the Ex now ) so sheer quantity isnt an issue, just ease of attainment
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Methanol probably isn't as hard to obtain as you think. Most dragstrips, speed shops and motorcycle shops usually sell it. Snow Performance sells the Boost Juice but that gets expensive buying it by the gallon. I guess if it's that hard to find in your area you could always buy a full drum and make a little of your cash back by selling it by the gallon to others.
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Painless striker cold shot? Is that like a Water/Meth system like Snow or CoolingMist? If so, a lot of the rigs on here usually run strictly water for normal driving to keep the EGTs down, then add up to a 50/50 mix for racing. The only thing I would be wary of is with just water is it freezing in the tank during the winter. And I saw your are in Texas, so it might not be that bg of a concern for you. Just a thought.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:02 AM
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THANK YOU GUYS! i didnt even know u could run straight water. GREAT HELP. and yes its a injection kit like snow/cooling mist. i've never heard anything bad about coolingmist, but i hear snow is the KIA of the diesel performance world. I hope to be able to run the meth though. i heard that running meth water not onlydrops EGT's, give a bit of HP/tq, but it also goes as far as to clean internal engine parts cuz of the meth and water n stuff. im no chemist so i dont know any proper terminology but i REALLY hear its a great safe way to add engine longevity and drop EGT's as long as u remember to keep water/methyl alc in your tank
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:23 AM
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I've contimplated putting a snow kit on my rig. But after talking to a local here that had his Hydro Lock after parking on an incline. Which cost him the whole engine.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:34 AM
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say WHAT!? i need a story so i know if im at risk etc
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I've contimplated putting a snow kit on my rig. But after talking to a local here that had his Hydro Lock after parking on an incline. Which cost him the whole engine.
they make a check valve to prevent this





i run 20below washer fluid and a bottle of heet, snow actually recomends running washer fluid
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:04 AM
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what sort of gains are you getting from runnin the wash fluid? how long have you haad the kit on using it?
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ive got the cooling mist vari cool on mine, i get the meth from a speed shop for 5 bucks a gallon, hadnt had a real chance to run just water, since i got it late fall, and its been cold enough that im afraid of it freezing, and using washer fluid is no problem, just gotta find the right kind
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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AWESOME! seems like the cooling mist kit and the snow kit are very similar. the striker cold shot has a module like most chips and such that shows injection curves and has low water warning lights and all.
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