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Old 07-31-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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OK i was thinking the other day, if water injection increases the density of the air, wouldnt adding a few ice cubes in a special container allow cool damp air to be available? Youde have to replace the ice often, but would it have any effect?
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Racers often do this as the track, its called a slush box. Some use this trick to cool the fuel as well. Not real practical for driving around but ok for 1/4 mile spurts. Watch how you set it up as you dont want to suck in water and hydro lock your motor.
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Pdad is right. Anyone who is even remotely interested in Water Injection better do their homework first. It can be a very dangerous thing, and it'* not nearly as simple as it sounds. In your case with a 90 SSE, it won't benefit you much. A slush box wouldn't gain you 5hp. Water injection is of more benefit on forced induction cars. Compressing air creates heat. Heat cause detonation and KR. You don't have that problem.
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