Banks Power Water-Methanol Injection System Install

8-Lug December 2013

by Ron Fresquez

Banks Power Ramps Up The Tuning Possibilities.

Injecting water and/or methanol into a diesel engine (gas, too) has been around for more than 75 years, but it didn’t really have a good, practical application until WWII, when supercharged and turbocharged airplanes used the mix to boost horsepower by at least 50 percent.

Sometimes called “chemical intercooler”, the incoming charge of water or a water-methanol mixture cools the air and (when methanol is used) supplies additional fuel. Forced-induction engines in particular benefit from a boost of water-methanol. And that’s why turbocharged diesel engines respond so favorably to it. Click to read more

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