Hi, i was just wondering why i have never read of a gtr running meth? I have it in most of my cars (evo, sti, diesel trucks and suv) . Am i missing something?
IIRC, if you tune your car with the meth off, this will make things safe in case of meth kit malfunction, but I'm not very sure bout it. I really like the cooling effect of the meth kit. It really reduces exhaust temps.Risk Reward. If any single component in the methanol system fails then you risk engine failure. If the system works flawlessly, then you gain 50 hp. Not much reward for that type of risk. Better options exist to gain 50 hp. Just my opinion though.
Wow 550.? I got mine in may for 900. ++ minus the tank. What model is this and is it easy to install? The low end devils own and aem were easy because they were either voltage or boost controlled. But the aqua mist is kinda tricky to install. I had to take it to 2 different shops before they made it run properly. Can post pics? I might be interested in a kit for the gtr, thanks.We have a few running our Aquamist kits. The new kits are actually very affordable...$550 plus install. They are good for 50+ HP depending on mods and tuning(possibly more). The Aquamist kits are very good and no other kit comes close in the market. I can get you pics or install details if you want them. Regards, John
Agreed. This method is safe.IIRC, if you tune your car with the meth off, this will make things safe in case of meth kit malfunction, but I'm not very sure bout it. I really like the cooling effect of the meth kit. It really reduces exhaust temps.
if we are talkin about hp/$, no you don't have any other option that will give you the same power for this kind of price.Risk Reward. If any single component in the methanol system fails then you risk engine failure. If the system works flawlessly, then you gain 50 hp.
Not much reward for that type of risk.
Better options exist to gain 50 hp. Just my opinion though.
I'm sure your system runs well for you. My post was not a knock on your specific setup. Cheers to you for having figured it out well. Didn't mean to offend you.if we are talkin about hp/$, no you don't have any other option that will give you the same power for this kind of price.
talking about part malfunctions, gladly the aquamist system comes with a in cabin gauge where it visualizes the status of system components and gives you an error message in case something is wrong (like methanol level getting low etc)
can the pump fail? yes it might fail but you won't be blowing your engine because of a failed meth pump. Worst you would be seeing is the boost gauge flashing due to knock. If you fail to see that probably you shouldn't be driving a modified car as you might get the engine blown just because of a bad gas you got just because you didn't see the boost gauge flashing (assuming you are running cobb ap). make a search about failed walbro pumps which most of us are running. you'll see more failed walbros than the failed aquamist pumps. which one would be more dangerous for your engine when it decides to die @ 18+psi and 6000 rpm? Clearly your fuel pump but still we are using them because the odds for fuel pump failure is low. so is the meth pump dying. i said the system should be properly installed and maintenance is required because this part is a bit more complicated to install than your avarage midpipe so its better to make sure you have someone with the knowledge to install this part.
also the cobb gives us the option to run several maps. i'm using map 0 for when i don't have the meth injection online and running map 1 & 2 for meth injected maps. that gives me the option to swtich the meth kit on and off whenever i want.
running out of meth? unlikely. i tracked the car for 1:10 hrs last week to get the meth finished. should give you an idea about how long it takes to dry it off.
i believe the aquamist system is stated to be safe for running pure meth.
Agreed. Sagligina!Not offended at all mate, sincerely sorry if my post gives such an impression but my aim was to share my experience about this modification. Probably should have used more emocations lol
By the way its not likely that a few occasional knocks will kill an engine(unless you are drastatically pushin the setup over its limits), that happens even while tuning these cars. Danger lies when it happens repeatedly due to some bad tune or pushing the car over and over again while seeing it knocks