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Anybody know how or the best way to do it?
im gonna get the Stage 2 Snow kit
But wanna get the heads up before hand
thanks guys!
 

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for the power and MPG really
just figured it would be a cool thing to have at the track and on the highway
 

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any suggestions?
 

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I ran a water/meth kit on my 6.0, cut about 500* off my egts when I was towing

picked the whole kit up for $250 took me an afternoon to hook up

not a waste of money at all

the kits are stand alone pretty much the pump is boost referenced, only thing you really need to sort out is where to mount the tank, I had a custom made tank fitted under my bed worked out great.

very simple to install just mount the tank, plumb the lines and nozzles and wire power to it and mount a switch and your ready to rock
 

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I ran a water/meth kit on my 6.0, cut about 500* off my egts when I was towing

picked the whole kit up for $250 took me an afternoon to hook up

not a waste of money at all

the kits are stand alone pretty much the pump is boost referenced, only thing you really need to sort out is where to mount the tank, I had a custom made tank fitted under my bed worked out great.

very simple to install just mount the tank, plumb the lines and nozzles and wire power to it and mount a switch and your ready to rock
Testing has proven that the water/meth kits provide no real EGT drops on a 6.4. There will be an article coming out soon in Diesel Power magazine that will show this. The kit used was an AEM water injection kit. The sole purpose of the kit is to reduce EGT's....which it did not do.

Also....methanol has proven to cause valve stem wear. The MPG gains, horsepower increase, and EGT decrease is just no worth it in my opinion.

What a kit may have done on your 6.0, may do something completely different on this guys 6.4.
 

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Testing has proven that the water/meth kits provide no real EGT drops on a 6.4. There will be an article coming out soon in Diesel Power magazine that will show this. The kit used was an AEM water injection kit. The sole purpose of the kit is to reduce EGT's....which it did not do.

Also....methanol has proven to cause valve stem wear. The MPG gains, horsepower increase, and EGT decrease is just no worth it in my opinion.

What a kit may have done on your 6.0, may do something completely different on this guys 6.4.
I totally agree!! I had a kit on my 6.4 and found zero benefit whatsoever! It used 1:1 ratio of meth/water to fuel, far above the advertised consumption and the manufacturer was of no help whatsoever. I agree with the valve stem wear and will one up that ante. It WILL cause cylinder wear and the moly to wear right off the rings when not working correctly. While I don't think the manufacturer of said kit is totally to blame, they definitely weren't interested in helping figure it out before the failure. I sample oil every 5k and ALWAYS came back with stuff in it from the meth and water combo.
If you're dead set on it I have a kit for sale with a trick tank I built to mount under the drivers side of the cab to the frame.
 

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Hmm well ive almost been turned off to it now lol, but tangel what are you asking for your kit?
 

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I have had a coolmist system on my 6.4 for a while hooked up to work on my EGT. It is a 2 stage system mainly for towing and it works keeping my temps down. I am going to get a new 5th wheel camper soon and if I can I will video my temps while towing as for HP don't think there is any gain. Only run mix in winter due to freezing and distilled water in warmer season.
 

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You have a link or reference to these "tests" you speak of?

If not, I would advise anybody reading this to disregard your advise.
Josh from River City Diesel posted it up in a thread over on PowerStrokeNation awhile back. It was in 2009 sometime I believe, so finding it will not be fun.
 

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there is nothing wrong with using a water meth kit on a 6.4, IF used right.
there are way to many gray areas when it comes to calims of it caused this or that. we never get the hole story or all the facts of what and how they were using the water/meth. Iv had a water/meth kit on my 6.4 for 40,000 miles with no issues and use it on every trip. when it turns on my egt"s will drop an average of 150deg. i use one jet and boost referance it to turn on. all the engines i have wrenched on with problems from water/meth were caused by the operator not understnding how it works or thinking there a chemist and mixing wrong. :rock
 
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