Water Injection = Steam Cleaning - 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 08-05-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
Posts: 154
Total Cats: 0
Default Water Injection = Steam Cleaning

I will be receving a turbo kit soon in the mail. The plan was to run a low boost (7-8psi) set up with only water injection. Now the question...

I have cleaned high milage engines (150k+) with the old method of pouring water into the intake manifold to clean of carbon. I have seen this done before with an open header, and chunks of carbon were see flying out.
Since water injection essientally steam cleans the engine...
I would like to know if carbon deposits will harm the turbo charger? My engine has 180k on the clock.
I spent a good amount of money on this kit, and I dont want to mess it up on the first start up.
Any help is appreciated!
leshok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central-ish VA
Posts: 4,449
Total Cats: 16
Default

I never had a problem, but ive also never seen "chunks" of carbon fly out my exhaust either.
neogenesis2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
:(
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 8,281
Total Cats: 2
Default

No it will not if anything it will just desintigrate like ash hitting a fan. Also WI is only on durring boost so chances of messing it up on the first start up are low. After the first 1/2 mile or so you might do some damage but i highly doubt it also be carefull no to bend any rods as some have done very bizzzarly indeed. GL
magnamx-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 09:04 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
Posts: 154
Total Cats: 0
Default

Thanks for the quick responces!!

It was somthing I was just thinking about.
leshok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tampa
Posts: 780
Total Cats: 0
Default

I will tell you this, when I removed the WI and my JRSC, I looked into my intake manifold and it was nice and clean! Seriously clean....
96rdstr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 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 11:29 AM.