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Old 07-15-2003, 06:27   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb methanol

Ok i have a xa fairmont with a 351c and a 4 barrel thermoquad carby.
A bloke at work was telling me that u can construct a simple methanol injection system that goes straight into your carby. Its a cheap way for a bit of that extra boost

1) You tip all the water out off your window wiper bottles and fill with methanol
2) Then disconnect your window cleaner jets( sorry dont know technical name)
3) Then you buy some tubing and connect it to the window cleaners and run it into your carby
4) So when you push the button to clean your windscreen you are making the methanol go into the carby

What i want to know is has any one ever heard of this?
Will it affect components inside of my engine?
Is it possible to make it with out having to disconnect my windscreen cleaners?
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Old 07-15-2003, 06:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: methanol

is methonol the 109 octane fuel or is it different again an does th 109 octane gice more power i read the speed mag and there was a 5kkw difference between 97 and 109 on a lancer evo the lil ricer it is
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Old 07-15-2003, 06:41   #3 (permalink)
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Re: methanol

my engines been made to run ultimate 98 unleaded i dont know much about methanol
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Old 07-15-2003, 07:52   #4 (permalink)
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Re: methanol

Too hard to tune.O/k for water injection to prevent detonation etc..Isn't methonol hard on some metal etc??
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:13   #5 (permalink)
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Re: methanol

Methanol will eventually destroy the washer motor, and harden all the hoses, also methanol is corrosive.
Try a google search for methanol injection or water injection, there is a fair amount of information around.

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Yeah what 9psi said.

Also this is knoe good for those who's wipes go when the swirter is activated. Methanol is nothing like a octaine booster, more of a cooler burner..
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Re: methanol

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Yeah what 9psi said.

Also this is knoe good for those who's wipes go when the swirter is activated. Methanol is nothing like a octaine booster, more of a cooler burner..
lol..i thought all wipers go when the washer is activated for more than 2 seconds?..just imagine some1 with their wipers goin everytime they want some more power from their methanol injection system
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water injectoin

how about just plain water injection? and how much say on a 6 cylinder, like about 1 injector size nozzle? or bigger smaller?
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Re: methanol

greetings all
a standard water injection kit filled with methanol will give the same benifit...........nill

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Re: methanol

the benefits on an N/A application will be marginal, with boosted application though, a 25 / 75 mixture of water and methylated spirits makes a noticable difference, It cools the intake charge quite a bit...

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