biodiesel - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Methanol/Water Injection Place to talk about meth/water injection.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-11-2007, 03:39 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: scotland/Houston
Posts: 127
Total Cats: 0
Default biodiesel

can biodiesel ethanol/methanol be used in place of pure methanol for injecting?
rockdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 03:43 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

You'd be better off injecting straight water.
No need for pure methanol.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 03:44 AM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: scotland/Houston
Posts: 127
Total Cats: 0
Default

ah!-ok thanks- just struggling to find a local supplier of methanol
rockdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 03:50 AM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

Run distilled water. You can get it at the grocery store. It will suffice for now.
If you can't find large sums of methanol to mix your own then you can always run windshield washer fluid from walmart as well. As long as it is the -20 mixture it should have a good % of meth in it. Cans of Heet are also methanol. Research using alcohol as well, it's not as good, but I might have read that it works.
Distilled will still show you impressive gains. Atleast from what i've seen.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 04:06 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
akaryrye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,526
Total Cats: 0
Default

so cj, are you planning to control the water injection with megasquirt?
akaryrye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
:(
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 8,281
Total Cats: 2
Default

Any fuel or oil dealer should be able to get you methanol by the 55 gallon drum. as there are probably people who run it on there automobiles and industrys that use it in Ireland somewhere the government regs on procurement are another story i have no idea on that one.
magnamx-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 09:36 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockdoc View Post
can biodiesel ethanol/methanol be used in place of pure methanol for injecting?
biodiesel != methanol.

edit* for those who have never programmed in C++ "!=" means "not equal to"

Last edited by Arkmage; 04-11-2007 at 05:03 PM.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #8
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,915
Default

Methanol is used in the production of biodiesel, but the two are not the same. Further, biodiesel is non-miscible in water.

Rocdoc- see if there are any race shops in your area. Kart racing, drag racing, even some forms of motorcycle racing all use meth. I buy mine in 5 gallon jugs from a local hotrod shop which specializes in aircooled Volkswagens for drag and desert use.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: scotland/Houston
Posts: 127
Total Cats: 0
Default

i can get some delivered /posted believe it or not!- they are a bit strict on this stuff over here (uk)unsurprisingly .
wanted it for the weekend - but it,ll have to wait till next weekend now
rockdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #10
:(
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 8,281
Total Cats: 2
Default

wow we cant get it delivered like that good deal
magnamx-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 10:28 PM   #11
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,915
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkmage View Post
edit* for those who have never programmed in C++ "!=" means "not equal to"
Doh! Must read fully and carefully before responding. A pox on your highly portable object-oriented language. Real Men(tm) write 680x0 Assembly.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garrett GT28 BEGI Cast Coated Manifold BEGI Seperated Gases Downpipe Landscaper Miata parts for sale/trade 16 12-29-2010 03:53 PM
How To Truly Take Back America mgeoffriau Current Events, News, Politics 19 11-21-2010 02:15 AM
getting a job at a shop = cheap parts Dange Insert BS here 14 11-18-2006 02:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:04 PM.