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    Lightbulb Water methanol progress

    Just though I would let people know on the off chance someone other than me is interested. The kit is sort of fitted but the alloy pipe I got was too thin to hold a thread and stripped. At the moment it is glued in place and keeps leaking (both boost pressure and fluid). Getting a 5mm chunk welded on tomorrow and that should give enough to tap properly. Also have the methanol on it's way tomorrow so I should have it all sorted and working at full strength. I'll get it on the rollers asap and I'm hoping for a few more ponies but I won't make any claims yet.

    It's all in the name of science you know!

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    Honest.... ...I've seen your posts on the WON forum

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    Okay, I'm hoping for another 5-10bhp but I'd settle for the same bhp higher up in the range, nearer 5000rpm.

    It works in a similar way to NOS, adding fuel rather than air and cooling the air. rather than creating a more intense burn though, the water cools it. Much better for components than NOS.

    I'm surprised there is anyone up at this time though, I was just pouring the diesel on my Frosties!

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    Night shift....

    Lot of effort and cost for a reasonably small power increase though - is it justified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    I was just pouring the diesel on my Frosties!
    Surely not just plain diesel?!!!!

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    No, silly... He's gone onto a methanol mix.... keeps the frosties cold for longer, or something...

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    mmm frosties...

    It should increase the life of the car and might reduce the amount of smoke, which would allow me to turn it up more without being embarased

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    as ever when you have a new idea nutron mate i look forward to seeing the results and if anyone can coax more power out of that motor then im sure youre the man !

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    ??? ???
    I ran the car with the pump on and the fluid went the wrong way??? So I hooked up the fluid to a pressure sensor and it produced 109psi, more than enough. So I check the the manifold pressure and it was only running 26psi on the rollers. So I put it all back together and it did the same, the fluid started to move down the tube then stopped. So no fluid is injecting into the pipe and I'm not sure why? The only thing I can think of is that the pressure is escaping at the pump but I didn't see any liquid coming out below. I'll have to take the flap down to inspect the pump but I'm very disappointed

    On the up side, I have changed the air intake and exhaust and the maximum power was 228.8bhp

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    Having sort advice, I now believe the problem to be air lock in the pump. The fluid is pushing the air back down the pipe bizzarly and stopping it from... pumping? Anyway, that's the best reason we have come up with so I'm fitting a non-return valve just before the nozzle. I've used a rubbery gasket sealant and super glue to try and lock the various tubes together, I just have to wait for them to dry. I even have the methanol now and have mixed a batch in the wash tank already.

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