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Old 10-01-2017, 01:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
If you run water injection during cruise or light load you will likely loose fuel economy.
The owner of an 8th-gen Honda Civic told me he usually gets better mileage during rainy days, so even during cruise or light load a small mist of water might end up not being detrimental to fuel-efficiency.

The insite is a gasoline engine so to regeneration the NOx catalyst the ECU can just riches the air fuel mixture. The NOx will turn back to nitrogen and oxygen all on its own, eventually.
Eventually it would be worth trying to use some water injection instead of enriching the mixture, unless the regeneration process would rely on a slight increase of the unburnt HC emissions to light up inside the cat.

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There is a difference between water vapor and liquid water going onto the engine. People observe better fuel milage on very humid nights, then they try to recreate the condition by injecting water then netting lower fuel economy for their troubles.
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