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Old 03-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Can it be done?

Use water to cool the charge

Have steam in cylinders

Have steam in exhaust

Steam everywhere.

Is this a win?

Good project.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Drugs are bad, mmkay?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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Well no, serious, instead of ONLY using exhaust heat and flow to spin turbo, use it to make steam!

Which could then be used to do other things.


Things like

Steam powered insta-boost

Steam powered combustion chamber cooling

Steam powered hydraulics

Steam powered lighting

Steam adjustable suspension

Or just fill the radiator with it.
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You could even use it to purify water!

Also could be a good theft deterrent, like melt their skin off when they try to take off with the car.

If your pressurizing this steam system you could also use it for the horn. Nothing sounds more scary than when a steamline ruptures.
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A senior design project at Uconn used a smart car (or something similar) and a converted a motorcycle engine to run on steam. It moved... barely, But it was cool. A lot cooler than the senior design I got stuck doing.

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Somebody needs to stop hanging out with hippie environmentalists.

It an interesting cool idea though.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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You could even use it to purify water!

Also could be a good theft deterrent, like melt their skin off when they try to take off with the car.

If your pressurizing this steam system you could also use it for the horn. Nothing sounds more scary than when a steamline ruptures.

Yes the steam could be used for all sorts of things

and you can even

put the stored steam into your house


to heat your floors while you are home






YES

I was not being tard

Something like the this

even if you put the water in the turbo

POOSH
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Why not just weld-up the spark plug holes and fill it with diesel?
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How would you heat the water to make steam?
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
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FaeFlyper you are a few years behind the times.

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This sounds like a terrible idea.
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This sounds like a Faeflora idea.
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How would you heat the water to make steam?
With the blunt he's huffing when making this thread
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With the blunt he's huffing when making this thread
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It will sound like the teal miata.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:27 AM   #17
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Dude all you have to do is make an exhaust pipe inside an exhaust pipe and fill it with the watets.


Presto. Full of steam.

You could also put some carrots in there
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I don't really dig carrots.
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I don't really dig carrots.
Steamed weenies more your style?
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Wasn't Mercedes playing with using steam in a hybrid a few years ago? Not sure if it ever took off.
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