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Thread: other water injection setups besides AA?!?

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    other water injection setups besides AA?!?

    has anyone looked into other water injection setups other then the AA setup? i looked at carol supercharging's setups for awhile. They are really nice. Anyone know of anyone else who makes a kit?

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    One guy here in SoCA bought a Spearco kit for his SC M3 and returned it. He said it was way too much "mickey moused" so he returned it and bought the AA\Aquamist water injection kit.

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    the AA kit is a complete rip off. All they do is add a few feet of vinyl tubing, an LED, some wiring and a tank and charge almost 3 times what it costs, retail!

    A system 1S from www.kcsaab.com (call them and ask for Brad) is around $400. AA's kit is $1100. It is perfectly safe to drill a 6mm hole in your washer tank and use that as the water reservoir, you end up topping it up with water/alcohol about every 2-3 fillups. I run the euro 5l reservoir.

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    I have the 1S system too. I havent filled up my water tank for 7000 miles since last December. Right now its 50% full.

    Anyways, I'm happy with my setup.

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    If you are up to it, you can build one for about $200. Here's a link to that site with a complete write-up and at the bottom are links to other water injection systems sites.

    http://home.att.net/~stevemon/AlcoholInjMod.html

    I have been looking at this one :
    http://www.aquatune.com It is a full time water injection system as opposed to those that come on under boost like aquamist. Trying to gather more info right now.

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    Do you need to use distilled water for H2O injection.
    Originally posted by Beau
    the turbo is the perfect garbage can....

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    Aquatune?

    It's about as effective as the Tornado! Total piece of junk. I only wish Ultrasonic waves would separate Hydrogen from Oxygen! hhahhahahah. No pump means that you get zero water under boost, too.

    -kit

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    is there problem with picking up debris from the resevoir and clogging/ruining something? Cause I know my nozzles clog up every once in a while

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    Originally posted by psk145
    is there problem with picking up debris from the resevoir and clogging/ruining something? Cause I know my nozzles clog up every once in a while
    This is a bad situation because of the obvious, no water to suppress detonation means bad things for your engine.

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    i know there is alot of universal systems out there, i was pretty sure they AA setup was from another system just changed a bit but i didnt know what setup.. just like there intercoolers are spearco coolers.
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    Aquatune?
    Id never heard of them so I chanced a visit to their website....Even if I didnt know anything about engines or water injection, this quote alone would be enough to close the books, and send me running in the opposite direction:

    "This regulator also gives off high ultrasonic waves which in turn splits the base hydrogen molecules from the oxygen molecules giving off super high sprays of water particles and base hydrogen gases. Just as an opera singers correct frequency can shatter glass so the correct frequency shatters/divides the molecules"

    Next this device will be splitting the atom. To hell with particle bombardment...We can just call in the opera singers!

    "For one thing heat evaporates the water and also note, engines produce "sweat" naturally "

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    : thats funny stuff!!

    so does anyone have any solid ideas besides the pricey AA kit for the injection?
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