Methanol Injection Kits

Methanol Injection Kits

What’s in your engine’s inner workings? And is it enough to give you the power and performance you desire? If you have been thinking that your vehicle could use a little more oomph but don’t want to go crazy with modifications, you might want to start seriously considering how a methanol injection kit can work for you.

But first things first: what is a methanol injection kit? The system itself is generally comprised of a tank to hold a fluid mixture of methanol and water, a pump, an injector nozzle, and an electrical component to control when to activate and deactivate the injection system. While that sounds all good and well, what does it actually do?

By directly injecting an atomized mix of methanol and water into your engine’s intake system, inlet temperatures can be dropped significantly as the water starts to evaporate, absorbing residual heat. Cooler temperatures mean cooler air inside your engine, which, as science tells us, condenses the oxygen; the end effect is more air in your engine per cycle, directly resulting in more fuel to burn in a combustion engine. That’s more power! Additionally, a cooler inlet slows down the piston’s cycles, helping avoid the chance of detonation and engine part deterioration.

But Why the Methanol?

Methanol is regarded as a high-octane fuel capable of burning at cool temperatures. By using this in a mixture with the water in the system – usually about 1:1 ratio – methanol can give more boost and power to the system without rising internal temperatures. When working together, methanol and water directly injection into the intake system mean suppressing incidents of detonation and overall reduced air inlet temperatures.

Any Downsides to Methanol Injection?

As water interacting with metal is what causes rust, it is possible that a methanol injection system will eventually damage your engine. However, coating parts with particular chemicals or substances can help prevent this side effect. In fact, the steam generated as the injected concoction evaporates can actually help keep the inside of the chamber clean. It all boils down to preparation, no pun intended.

All in all, a methanol injection kit is a great benefit to anyone who wants to boost their torque and horsepower but do not want to risk the overall health of their engine. It can also be a great benefit to people who regularly tow bulky freight or up and down steep grades, as exhaust gas temperatures should be significantly reduced with this system.

If you would like to know more about methanol injection kits – or if you think it’s high time you get one installed in your beast – contact the friendly and experienced professionals at HP Motorsports today. For years, we have been the go-to high performance auto service shop in Katy and Houston. We would love to hear from you and show you how we can help you take your vehicle to the next level and beyond.


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