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Aquatune...Everyone please read!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    One of my friends just read about this bidness on a Firebird website. Please check it out and tell me what you think. Has anyone heard of this before or actually bought the system? Sounds pretty dang unbelievable. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.aquatune.com>www.aquatune.com</a>

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    Wanna get high? Ahh, Towlie. No more Creedence though I see.

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    I have no idea about this thing... I read the whole site over and if it would work in the least bit (I like the idea of better mpg) I would be game to try it. So bump back up to the top... I wanna know what others think about this who know then me about this kind of stuff.....

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  4. tRustyK5

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    I remember reading about water injection a long time ago...and I'm an old fart.[​IMG] I never saw why it wasn't developed further. Popular Mechanics is where I saw it I think...

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    I have only heard of water injection in a forced induction setup (super/turbo charger). It is done than so that you can run more boost/compression to get more power without detonation problems. I can not see how it would make any differance on a well tuned engine. I would not buy one unless it had a $$$ back offer (and than just to prove to myself that it don't work).

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  6. '73 K5

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    You're a pimp for noticing the picture change. I love CCR, but it was time for change and Towelie just seemed like the right way to go. "Man....I am so high right now I have no idea whats going on..." LOL

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    3-4 years ago a similar system was installed in my daily driver as a test for some venture capitalist friends of mine who were considering investing in the company that made it. I used it for about 8 months and did get better gas milage and a bit more torque off the line.

    Don't know about the claims for aquatune, but the concept has been around and in use for many years (well before a setup was put into mine).
     
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    yeah they used it in some fighter planes in ww2 , i only know of the corsair having it but i think there wer others ...



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    I remember hearing cadillac had a water injection system back in the 1950's, don't know anymore than that
     
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    I had an aftermaket water injection kit on a 74 Ford I had. Yes it did give better milage and torque, if you remembered to fill the bottle. This was on a Carb though.

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    As you might already know Humid dense air has better o2 content and makes better HP. Whait it also does is help cool the the air (like a mist spray in the summer) so again it helps make a denser load. It also helps drop temp in the cumbustion camber before the xplosion. This helps with detonation problems. Been around a LONG time but from a manufactures stand point the Bang for buck ratio was low. You also have to keep filling tanks etc.

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  12. fourwheelerjeff

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    I believe edelbrock had a system in the early '80s, called "waterjection"?, I remember seeing ads, but don't think it was real popular, supply and demand thing

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    If you remembered to fill the tank... say every evening when you came home dropped some water in there do you think it'd be worth a shot...? I couldn't afford one now with x-mas almost here but in the next few months I could and it does have a money back offer within 30 days so I figure what the heck...

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    One of my friends runs a home made water injection system on his autocross car. He's got the boost cranked up on his turbo so he uses it to keep cylinder temps down to prevent detonation, kind of like a cheater system cause he's too cheap to spend the cash on the engine like he should. It does work though, like the other guys said, it makes the air denser and dumps more o2 into the cylinder. More o2 means more fuel burns, so better power and milage. If you really want to try one, just look around the net on turbo sites, there's instructions on how to build your own setup everywhere. Usually people just use a windshield washer pump and a small atomizing spray nozzle mounted in the air intake. The systems you buy are usually regulated by the engine vacuum so they spray more water as the throttle opens up, but most of the people I know that build their own just use a button to turn on the pump when they want it, kind of like a "boost button".

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    The one I had years ago was an Edelbrock, It works but I didn't really think it was worth all the trouble. That is your decision. If your just looking for cooler more dense air, you can always put an air box on with dry ice in it that works real well. I used that on my street racer back in the day.

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    Here is a link to one you can build for a few $;
    <a target="_blank" href=http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_motherearth/me3.html>http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_motherearth/me3.html</a>

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    I work for a company that does a lot of work on gas turbines. One of the things they are thinking about is water injection. Most of the torque comes from the water when it changes to steam. Steam takes up about 50 times more space than water vapor. So when the fuel burns it expands, pushing on the piston (or fins in our case at work) and also releases a lot of heat, some of which is then used to turn the water vapor in to steam. The main problem here is cost (maintenance mostly) to performance increase.

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    This may sound stupid, but after a while, would the water in the cylinders cause rust to form over a period of time?
    Just a thought


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    My friends dad had a home made water injection on a motorhome and it increased the gas mileage. He was trying to get a patent on it but it looks like someone beat him to it.
     
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    Nah, the water boils so quick that it never really touches the cylinder walls.

    Some Unlimited racers at the Reno air races use water (and sometimes methanol) injection systems on their wildly-modified race motors. We're talking about Pratt &amp; Whitney and Wright 18-cylinder radials and Rolls-Royce V-12's cranking out 5000-6000hp for like 20 minutes at a time. Crazy stuff...

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