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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Saw a guy smoking what turned out to be a vape pipe the other day. Man the vapor cloud he blew out was tremendous. Well that got me to wandering and remembering. Remembering back to when we use to use water injection to increase compression. Now what would happen if you used a king size vape for your car and metered it into your engine.
Any benefits???
Use maybe some alcohol to cool things??
Just a thought I thought I'd share.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 08:16 AM
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The automotive equivalent that you suggest is water/methanol injection and I use it on my car. It works great.

You can use a 50/50 water/meth mix or winter grade washer fluid that is about 80/20 water/meth blend.

I use AIS Alcohol Injection Systems

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Vaping liquid is Propylene Glycol based, and it has a completely different heat absorption characteristic.

That's one of the things that makes the smoke hang in the air; it's the same shit as commercial smoke machines, lol.

The methanol, on the other hand, is mostly acting as a surfactant and dispersant for the water; other alcohols are less efficient, or even more toxic.

Water injection kinda died out because 'Just Water' tends to glob up, and this can be really bad if a glob is bigger than the chamber.

Methanol has a low vapor pressure, and leaves tiny droplets of water behind as it evaporates; the mix kinda 'explodes' as it hits vacuum in the inlet.

Water expands 1600 times its volume from 0°C to 100°C, and the pressure rises fairly linearly from there; that's a lot of heat being soaked up and turned into pressure. And carried out the exhaust.

Add to that the extra heat and pressure the blower provides, and this water/meth mix makes for a nice power adder by itself.

And I bet the inside of the cylinders are clean as a fresh engine, lol.

There's really not enough heat in a daily driver to get much benefit from this, I wouldn't think*; but with blower compression, it would be a major factor.

*having said this, I'm going to have to look into it; I do long drives on a dd basis, and this is going to be a hot summer.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-29-2016, 11:45 AM
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I used water injection on my 71 bird with the 429 CJ in it. Had to I couldn't find gas. The air-cleaner had a big orange circle on it that stated on the top 429 Cobra Jet on on the bottom read 106 octane.. With no good fuels readily available I ran water injection. It was ok but not as good as 110 VP I got on occasion.

I put a lot of the "" ALKY "" Systems on and a few SNOW.. I prefer the Alky system it tunes nicely and if I have any problems at all I can talk to the guy that makes them himself, not the case with SNOW.

I was thinking when I read this title you were going to try to use the Vape for smoke testing intake leaks and such..
Hell I've thought about it...... Shane
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