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#1 Old 01-03-2008, 07:53 PM
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is alcohol the answer?

well i love the way my car runs in the 30* weather... when it gets hot out or humid I can really feel the difference.. is there anything we can do to prevent that? or make it better in the summer? All i am is stage 2, on a 04 wrx... is alky injection overkill for it in the summer? i already did the washer mod thingy to the stock tmic... just curious if there anythign we can do...

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Water/alky/meth injection is your answer. Here are the pros and cons for each substance:

Methanol: makes slightly more power than denatured (theoretically). Cheaper than denatured, but more difficult to find. Flammable.
Denatured alky: expensive, but easy to find. Less corrosive than methanol. Not sure if it's flammable...
Water: Obviously much cheaper than the other two. Has the greatest cooling effect, but not the drastic octane boosting effects of the other two.

Most people use a 50/50 mixture of methanol and water. To determine how to choose a kit, read this. Good luck. Feel free to ask any questions.
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thanks for the reply!.... my brother actually makes kits and sells them... so he'll hook me up with one... Now will i have to retune anything with my car? I also dont need to change my boost now do i? my brother usually just ran rubbing alch. or washer fluid i belive in his 87 GN...
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Now will i have to retune anything with my car? I also dont need to change my boost now do i? Thanks!

Yes you should tune for the injection, with the retune it should up your boost just a bit, 1 or 2 psi.

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There are 2 reasons why I would not recommend using ww fluid:
1. The concentration of methanol can be inconsistent
2. Depending where you live it may be difficult to find -40 degree fluid (which is what you're looking for because it has a higher concentration of methanol
3. They coloring they use can build up and clog your nozzle.

As far as real life experience with these problems, I honestly have none. These were the things I was told, and I simply stayed away just in case.

And longshot is right, you absolutely NEED a tune.
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Wind Shield Wiper Fluid isn't a good idea at all...you will not get consistent mixes and it can mess things up
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well i was just throwing that out there.. washer fluid worked great in his grand national... but anyway... what would I have to tune with it? i have enginuty and all those goodies...

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and also where the heck do you guys put your jet for the alky???

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well i might as well forget it.. i dont have a wideband to tune with... how about intercooler sprayer? will that help at all in the summer? I can wire it up to start spraying at a certain PSI... thats not to hard to do.. but is it worth it?

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Cry 02 intercooler sprayer will help in the summer.
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is alcohol the answer?

Homer Simpson - "...The cause of and solution to all life's problems."


It had to be said, sorry.
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is alcohol the answer?

Homer Simpson - "...The cause of and solution to all life's problems."


It had to be said, sorry.
lmao...

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