8-Lug December 2013
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