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Old 05-04-2009, 08:22 PM
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i am needing some one to give me a lesson on what a water methanol kit is for?how it works? whats it do? how do i know if i need it? best brand? thanks
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
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snow performance has a really nice kit. its basically used for 2 things, more power and more mpg. while at the same time keeping your EGTS down a bit.

i ran a snow stage 3 kit for a little while, the power was there, nothing seat of the pants IMO.

water meth is a little rough on the engine since its a cleaner, same as windshield washer fluid.

you should list what mods you have done to your truck, that may make it easier to determine if you need it
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:36 PM
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ok thanks,
i have a 2001 f250 crew cab short bed 7.3 with 103,000 miles. i have a afe intake, straight pipe, total diesel performance chip, and a built tranny. the reason why im asking is i heard it lowers your egts and thats what i was looking for. how does it work?? i dont uderstand what it does? from what i understand is it runs water through ????????? i have no clue wat it does
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Water/meth brings down intake and exhast temps. Cooler intake air means more oxygen... means more efficient burn (+MPG's and power). Lower EGT's keeps the turbo happy! Careful tho, it can be over-done and cause internal damage.
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so is it worth it? or whats the best way to bring my egts down?
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ok thanks,
i have a 2001 f250 crew cab short bed 7.3 with 103,000 miles. i have a afe intake, straight pipe, total diesel performance chip, and a built tranny. the reason why im asking is i heard it lowers your egts and thats what i was looking for. how does it work?? i dont uderstand what it does? from what i understand is it runs water through ????????? i have no clue wat it does

I would say water meth injection, dollar for dollar was one of the best mods I ever did to my truck...

Look here for IMHO the best water injection kits on the market, better pumps, better controlers, better nozzles...

Water Injection, Methanol Injection, Alcohol Injection Systems | Coolingmist

with stock injectors I could not get over 1200 towing anything I could drag... With hybrids I can tow about the same on anything but the race setting and forget about the EGT's. They just will not go above 1250.

I run straight water 80% of the time, and have run up to 50% meth. 30% is about the safest most will go (or should) but for dyno events and such I run 40%.

I have over 120k running water without one issue. Feel free to ask me anything about it.
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CSIPSD,
do you know how it works??
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CSIPSD,
do you know how it works??

A few pictures...

I have two pumps running 4 injectors, three post intercooler and one pre intercooler. The first one comes on at 8-10 psi (small 375ml injector) then the second one comes on at about 18-20 psi (larger 750ml injector). The final two (both 750ml, one pre IC, one post IC) come on at over 30psi... The final stage never really comes on unless I am pulling or dynoing...

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