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Old 09-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Water Injection?

I'm thinking of implementing water injection as seen here:

Mother Earth Alcohol Fuel: Ron Novak's Do-It-Yourself Water Injection System

I have a 2004 Silverado 4.3L (Vortec)

Wondering if I would see any change or benefit from this.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Been looking around some more and saw something on Gas Vaporizing...



Is this legit?
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First, lookup (GOOGLE) what 'high humidity' (water-vapor) does for/to internal combustion engine operation.

Then, lookup purpose & effects of 'water-methanol injection' used in WWII aircraft engines.

Finally, draw your OWN conclusion(s).
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could you clarify??? I've never heard of anything bad about water injection, but then I'm only aware of water/methanol injection systems. And those are usually for FI car, not NA!
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Again, couldn't find anything about how "bad" water/methanol injection is ...

LOTS of details about diesel and gas FI cars benefits though!

Water-Methanol Injection: How Much is Too Much? - Diesel Power Magazine

Benefits of Water/Methanol Injection: Engine Builder

I never really looked into ALL the details but I can't find details on the dangers for the engine internals anywhere!
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I've found information to the contrary:

Patent US4289508 - Device for filtering and for humidifying the admission air of an internal ... - Google Patents

You can download the Patent if you want.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Other Patents I found:
Patent US4557222 - Forced humid aspiration for internal combustion engines - Google Patents

http://www.google.com/patents/US2108556
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And another one I found...

Patent US5065704 - Internal combustion engine and kit therefore - Google Patents
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Snow Performance : Snow Performance Water Methanol Injection Systems. The Best Most Accurate Gas and Diesel Water Methanol Injection Strategies for Fuel Injected Carbureted Turbocharged Supercharged

Snow manufactures a system that works very well.

Dyno testing performed on "Horsepower TV" was amazing.
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...there are literally 1,000's of Patents on useless concepts, impractical things, and questionable ideas.

...an earlier posting on this "water" subject: http://ecomodder.com/forum/180860-post10.html

...just for "fun" run though the numbers with RH = 100% and see what you get/need.

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