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Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection

Posted 7/2/2019 by Taylor Ward

Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection - Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection

Ever wondered what methanol injection is? Check out our article explaining everything you need to know about this great upgrade for your Mustang!

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If you have a supercharged or turbocharged vehicle you might be in the market for Methanol injection! This type of injection system initially came out to increase the power output of military aviation engines for short durations which included takeoffs or even dogfights. In more recent years it has become very common with motor sports with it most notably being used in drag racing.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This type of fuel is mix of atomized water and methanol fuel into your car’s intake. This is a means of reducing the air inlet temperature and increasing octane to suppress “knock” or “detonation”. To start with buying a kit for your vehicle you will need at least the following:

  • Tank
  • Pump
  • Nozzle
  • Control unit of some kind (they are either manually or electronically controlled)
Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection - Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection

Usually, the water/meth tank goes in the rear of the vehicle with the pump located right next to it. Usually kits have an optional filter that you can add as well. This mixture is pulled from the tank by the water meth pump in a nylon tube. Then this tube goes out of the pump and up to the front of the vehicle to reach the nozzle.


QUICK FACTS

  • Water/methanol injection is cheaper and easier to acquire than E85
  • Meth injection kits can be installed in an afternoon by a decent handyman
  • Not enough water from the mixture to harm your engine
  • Compatible with pump gas Mustang builds
  • 50/50 ratio can handle up to 30 psi of boost
Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection - Everything You Need To Know About Methanol Injection

BEST RATIO OF METHANOL-TO-WATER

There are different options for your mixture and it is not a very complicated process. The most common mixture is a simple 50/50 ratio of an equal amount of methanol fuel and distilled water, but any ratio from 30-50 percent of methanol will work well. Please note that methanol is easy to ignite and burns with an almost invisible flame. So, any ratio that exceeds 50/50 can cause hazardous issues.


Having methanol injection on your vehicle can go a long way because of cooler temps, combustion chamber being steam-cleaned, and faster turbo spool. While there isn’t much risk as long as you don’t use too much methanol, it is a great upgrade for your vehicle that many should think about when adding increased performance.

Source: TopSpeed.com