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So I've been doing some research into water-methanol injection and it seems like it could be a viable option to boost some of the trucks capabilities.

Depending on the system you're looking at +60-150 hp gains for prices from $300-700. More power comes from adding methanol to the air fuel mix, and water keeps the intake and exhaust temperatures lower. Additionally it seems like a water-methanol system allows you to run a leaner air fuel mix during normal operations increasing overall MPG. Some companies claim that their systems help clean the valves, seats and pistons through steam cleaning reducing overall carbon buildup, can anyone verify this?

Also it seems that installing a water-methanol system is something that can be done in the drive way, most kits dont need anything more than opening the hood a running a wire through to the cabin.

The two big names I've seen pop up are Banks and Snow, does anyone have any experience to share?
 

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You're worried about DEF fluid? and looking at W/M systems? be prepared to fill that thing up every thousand miles.
 

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You're worried about DEF fluid? and looking at W/M systems? be prepared to fill that thing up every thousand miles.
no I'm not worried about DEF fluid, I was asking about DEF fluid because there's much about Diesel ownership I don't know yet...
 

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Is this just solving a problem that doesn't exist? It just seems to me that using this system would be cleaning out a system that isn't really dirty.

Am I reading this right that this system increases the horsepower of the truck?

What other vehicles are using this system?
 

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Nothing uses it stock. It's designed to decrease intake temps(volume) allowing more air and therefore fuel to be squeezed into a cylinder.
 

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Is this just solving a problem that doesn't exist? It just seems to me that using this system would be cleaning out a system that isn't really dirty.

Am I reading this right that this system increases the horsepower of the truck?

What other vehicles are using this system?
From what I understand direct injection/common rail systems actually produce more carbon buildup on the valves. Oil gets baked onto the valves making them chatter with the potential to damage the seats, which is a whole new issue...

Thats my crude understanding at least, hopefully one of our techs can chime in for a more expert perspective...
 

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I'm actually starting to become interested in the W/M systems for their cleaning properties. I'm still inthe process of researching the actual benefits, I'll post up what I find when I have enough of a grasp...
 
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