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Old 06-10-2008, 08:06 PM   #61
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Oh, interesting, I hadn't thought of that. Not a bad point, though they are a bit expensive, I guess it's a 'while you're in there' kinda thing - not worth pulling the motor apart, but if you're changing pistons anyway, why not?

Still, water injection seems like an easy way to get by with bad gas... I was almost thinking of putting it earlier.
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A couple of things. Don't run bad gas. Your street tune shouldn't be so wild and on edge that a normal variance between your regular stations premium and the one down the street will cause any issues.


Water injection isn't a built motor, I thought we were talking about building a motor here? It also isn't passive, you've gotta do stuff and keep the fluids full. Though it's a really efficient way to cool the air, it's not a very efficient in terms of monthly maintenance, multiple failpoints some of which move, weight, ect.
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Ok, yeah, I'll give you that, too. That's why I don't have it - more weight, points of failure, etc. I think you could make it reasonably robust (Joe's system isn't too bad, though I'd rather do it in software), but I guess I'm just not there yet when I feel that's what's holding me back.
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god this sounds like Tom talking....
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Knock knock?



So you're saying you should run bad gas?
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Bad gas happens. You can't always make it to the same shop, or trailer it home - for a street car.
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Bad gas happens. You can't always make it to the same shop, or trailer it home - for a street car.


Your street tune shouldn't be so wild and on edge that a normal variance between your regular stations premium and the one down the street will cause any issues.
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So you're saying you should run bad gas?

no I'm just tired of hearing the damn term....it's Toms famous excuse. I get gas from BP and Hess and other hole in the wall shops....whichever has the shortest line and the shadiest clerks/customers.
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