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Water meth injection questions?
« on: May 29, 2022, 04:52:48 AM »
As my 2013 lincoln mks is my daily driver, reliability of the engine comes first. Im looking at getting a water meth injection setup, is there a kit for the 3.5L ecoboost that allows you to inject only water, just like bmw has done to one of their stock vehicles?
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Re: Water meth injection questions?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 10:45:55 PM »
Technically speaking, you can push any fluid you want through the meth injection system.  That being said, there are variations of mixtures.  Some use different concentrations.  I prefer 100% meth as it acts as a fuel as well as cooling down the cylinder, plus I'm lazy and I hate mixing, lol.  You need to be careful injecting only water as it could effect the combustion process...water doesn't combust and will "take up space" in the cylinder that a fuel mixture would normally use.  Since it isn't a fuel nor can it be compressed, care needs to be taken because when the water becomes vaporized the steam expands and can create additional unwanted cylinder pressures.  Its all a balancing act and should be thought out carefully.
Here is my install.  There are some calculators within the write up to figure nozzle sizes as well...
https://www.fortheworkshop.com/aquamist-hfs4v3-1-direct-port-methanol-injection-system/
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 10:50:16 PM by Ecoboost_xsport »

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Re: Water meth injection questions?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2022, 06:44:13 AM »
As my 2013 lincoln mks is my daily driver, reliability of the engine comes first. Im looking at getting a water meth injection setup, is there a kit for the 3.5L ecoboost that allows you to inject only water, just like bmw has done to one of their stock vehicles?

I definitely understand reliability over power. My SHO is my DD and only enclosed vehicle. Is there a reason you don't want to use some meth? The easiest method would be -20 blue washer fluid. Readily available, ~30/70 meth/water ratio. Despite the reliability goal, my desire is to go with a system similar to Ecoboost_xsport that has fail-safes in place. I would shy away from straight water unless it were in very small amounts. It will provide some cleaning and cooling but, with no fuel offset, I would feel like it is a very fine line between benefit and problem.
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Re: Water meth injection questions?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2022, 11:57:32 PM »
I was thinking with just water it would keep engine temps down and not add too much power to add extra strain on the engine. Unless you can just add a lower mixture or just spray less of a higher mixture.
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Re: Water meth injection questions?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 06:57:43 AM »
I was thinking with just water it would keep engine temps down and not add too much power to add extra strain on the engine. Unless you can just add a lower mixture or just spray less of a higher mixture.


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