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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 16:40   #1
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Default Water/methanol injection kit on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2474661805
Current bid: $47.00 although the reserve has not been met.

I've never been interested in water/methanol injection but I was searching for a liquid to air intercooler and that auction caught my eye. The description is interesting, but I'm still skeptical on its effectiveness on TDIs.

Does anyone have experience with Snow Performance kits or general water/methanol injection with TDIs? Besides Simon Cooper and his 250+hp monster [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].
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Old April 20th, 2004, 16:51   #2
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Default Water/methanol injection kit on eBay

I have Snow kit in my car right now, been playing with it.

Trying to get nozzle size, placement, etc, correct before posting but what the hay. I'll post some pics later.

Strange, but it actually seems to INCREASE EGT at high settings- like I said, I need to play with it a bit more. Most of the time I just keep the arming switch off for now.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 16:56   #3
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Interesting, I look forward to your review.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for your Snow kit? Do they have different sizes, etc? Their official site seems to be offline so I can't get any more information at this time.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:20   #4
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Hi I would like to know if any one as tried water methanol injection on a TDI and what results were acheived. Snowperformance is one manufacture that I know of. Any info would be much appreciated thank you .
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:26   #5
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Yes tdi-rs has used it on the engine i have got at the moment , and acheived a 13.02 1/4 @ 105mph he had around 220whp with one of the fuels being Methanol.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:55   #6
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Hi again Mojo,
How exactly does this set up work then ?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 09:01   #7
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Simon's worked with 4 jets/nozzles into the inlet manifold for each cylinder and was fed via a pump from say the water bottle or some form of container.

Then when wot was reached a switch was prested and hay presto , if you have an electronic pump which you do have you would have the methanol mapped in............which was not the case with simons setup being/having a mechanical pump.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 09:53   #8
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I have used water injection before but it was on my GMC Syclone. It cut down the detonation to almost nothing and allowed me to up the boost. A company from europe makes a very nice setup http://www.aquamist.co.uk/

I organized several group purchases on these when I had my Syclone and the owner even sent my kit to me for free because everytime I organized a GP something came up and couldn't afford it so on the fourth one, he said he'd send me something for organizing them and about 2 weeks later I had an aquamist kit on my door step. Anyways, check them out if you're interested.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 11:57   #9
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Hey, I was wondering if anyone has done water methanol injection on their tdi. I know that snowperformance has a setup that works well on the diesel trucks, but was wondering if anyone had experience with that. I heard it gives a pretty good power increase and that it would help keep the egr clean.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:05   #10
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I posted a video up on here a few months ago with an auto tdi 90 nearly beating an NSX in a drag race. That car was using water/meth injection and it was done locally here in the UK. It worked well, I seem to remember they used it mainly for cooling- but i could be wrong !!!
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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:27   #11
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wow, I was thinking it would be pretty cool, thanks for the reply.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:31   #12
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That's an interesting idea. Water methanol injection goes back to the 1930s in aircraft engines and is still available today with some aircraft turbines. It's usually used to give a relatively short duration boost for take off power (especially on hot days), but also cleans and cools. I haven't heard about it for a diesel.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:43   #13
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all the big dodge cummins trucks used it cause it cools the exhaust gas temps about 250 degrees on the trucks, and a stage one kit gives like 80hp on the trucks, I wonder how much they would give on a tdi. I was told you could run it all the time too. and get a little mpg gain.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 13:11   #14
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The car racing the NSX was using nitrous. Water meth has been useful in the trucks, though you can't get carried away with the meth or it will go poof.. In a very small amount it seems it should help out on the TDI, especially if you have EGT problems..
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Morse, the car was using NOS but if you look closely it was also useing wat/meth as i suggested it was more than likely used for cooling purposes. The car is still in current use here in the UK, but the owner doesn't frequent any forums.
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