• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Performance idea...


Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
Anyone ever thought or tried to use WMI on these?
 


James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
Are we talking water-methanol injection? I thought the big thing was E85 for performance these days? There are a couple turbo imports running around my neck of the woods who did E85 conversions because it's 105+ octane, readily available (320+ stations here in MN), and burns cooler.
 

Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
Yeah water/meth. E85 is good, but water/meth, IMO is better for the regular person.
Look at snow performance. That's where I got my kit...
But off 91 oct you get around 109-110 oct, and I get sub ambient air temps. And it's CHEEP! around 3$ a gal for the meth, .75 for distiller water so well say 5$ (rounded up ALOT) for 2 gal of water meth, and depending on driver habits... That'll last a month.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
I guess I'm spoiled.... I paid $2.43/gal last fill up in my truck.
 

Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
For? Gasoline? That is pretty cheap, but I was talking about water/meth injection...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?

Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
That's pretty sweet. What kind of power are you seeing?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
I've never dyno'd it but the manual says I'm supposed to gain about 10HP and 12 ft/lbs with E85, and I'd believe it. It's also a known issue with 3.0's that they love to ping, and my friend has gotten to the point that he sometimes runs midgrade in his even though it's stock and it runs better. So I guess not only is my engine NOT pinging, but it's gaining a bit of power on top. The 99 3.0's have an alcohol sensor, 24 lbs. injectors, and different combustion chambers as well. The tech library shows some of the differences between ethanol heads and standard heads, so my motor is actually a little different. The fuel lines are bigger as well (found that out when I accidentally bought the wrong fuel filter once lol), so I'd imagine if you had a factory E85 engine, that'd be easier for tinkering with E85 than trying to convert something - they've done a fair bit of changes just for the ethanol.
 

James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
I do want to look into a retune sine I've burned nothing but E85 for half a decade in it. Winter starts don't seem to be the issue I've heard, and we had a lot of subzero weather this last winter. I'm just curious how much room is left to play with spark advance and such. I don't recall off the top of my head what the compression is on my motor, but I wonder if I could increase the compression to take advantage of the higher octane fuel...
 

Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
That seems to be biggest problem I see, lack of tuning applications


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

James86

New Member
Joined
May 6, 2009
Messages
889
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
55381, Minnesota
Vehicle Year
1999,
2012,
Make / Model
Ford,
Ford,
Engine Size
3.0 Flex Fuel, 2.5L, 3.3 Flex Fuel
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
WHY DO I KEEP BUYING DODGES?!?!?
I've seen people on here mention tuners but seems like mostly a 4.0 thing.
 

Strieg

New Member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
190
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Central California
Vehicle Year
1986
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
That's what I mean, doesn't seem to be any options for the 2.9


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Truck of The Month


TexasDuck66
July Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top