Don’t try this at home

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Cat sdp, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Water injection?
    Hope it's a company truck...lol
     
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  2. Cat sdp

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    Hydrogen fuel cell power maybe......
     
  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Well as long as he goes slow and the water dont get much higher the air intake should be above water... But as we see in the video a good amount of water is still sloshing into the intake, because its coming out the stack... Id bet he didnt make it much farther... And probably trashed the engine... SMDH
     
  4. Moosetek13

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    I used water injection in one of my cars, back in the day.

    Very cool concept that was used in WW-2.
    Water mixed with methanol was injected into the fuel mixture to increase power for short periods, such as take off or steep climbing, dogfights...

    My dad told me about it, so I tried it.
    I could advance the timing a few degrees more and adjust for a richer fuel mixture in full throttle conditions with it.
     
  5. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    Yes, it's essentially chemical intercooling used to ward of detonation in forced induction engines and where heat can cause detonation in high compression n/a engines.

    I have an AEM water/meth injection kit on my ecoboost F150 ( 3.5l twin turbo ).
     
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  6. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    Houston, TX FTW! Not to far from where I live actually.

    I'd guess this was during hurricane Harvey but this kind of surface street flooding is annoyingly common during any heavy rain event.
     
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  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Yup.
    The water cools things, but the methanol burns to give some added heat and power.

    All is good until you get into an accident with the system turned on, and then you get the chambers filled with it.
    Total lock up. Nothing moves, and a lot of damage.

    I got T-boned from a drunk racing through a red light.
     
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  8. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    It’s a drive thru truck wash.
     
  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Downtown Houston is fascinating. The interstates and state highways were built way up in the air, not steep and banked like around Dallas. If you’ve only been there by truck, odds are you will never see how far down the ground is in certain spots. And there’s bridge on top of bridge on top of bridge. A hard rain, that water has nowhere to go. Some of those roads near the bottom will have flood lines 30 feet deep.

    You must live on the west side.
     
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