METHin around

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  1. Zach@cs

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    Wanting to hear some meth horror stories.

    Trying to convince myself ethanol over methanol.


    PS. Can't wait for the intake Mani!!
     
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    Well the comparison of ethanol to methanol is muddy.

    Ethanol is not considered an auxiliary fuel, more so a supplementary fuel. E will let you kinda push that timing a bit.

    Methanol is more of a 'i'm gonna make a lot of power' kind of thing, I guess. I made close to 400 on my meth setup, was out of injector at about 385ish on an E33 blend. I guess it just comes down to the power you want to make and what you're using the car for.

    Honestly, I wouldn't do meth again. I would just go all out at once and do a complete PI setup and skip it. That way, you aren't pushing the injectors and you have a very reliable fueling system. Meth can get iffy, and the money you spend in doing it properly is just better spent on a PI setup and some good failsafes. I learned that lesson, and have a PI setup waiting to go on my new engine.

    P.S: Give me the exhaust manifold.
     
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    My meth pump failed at Tail of the Dragon in 2016 at ENM. Forgot my laptop with my non meth map on it., so had to drive around slowly the entire weekend. Not a legit horror story, but it sucked lol
     
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    I ordered stainless lines from Devil's Own and one came pre-clogged. SUPER GREAT.

    Before that I can't even count the amount of leaks, random part failures(fuck anything and everything from Snow).

    Just do PI.
     
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    That's what I am thinking, just waiting for that new V2 mani to come out. I've just heard so many stories about meth all the sudden stopping during a WOT pull and asta la vista rods.

    I wish we got 93 here :/
     
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    I guess your silver lining is that you at least noticed it. If I ever do do a meth set up, it won't be for daily driving. More of a reflash for the 1320 or something.

    My tuner gave me a E48 blend for my K04 but I have to go to down town Portland to get it, so I've been super reluctant.
     
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    Longview might still have e85
     
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    Meth and Ethanol both get you the same octane benefit, but meth has better cooling properties. Horror stories. pump stayed activated, flooding my motor... i think it all has to do with the installation. if its good then you shouldn't have a problem. But i would choose PI over Meth.
     
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    They took it out right after I bought the speed last January :( I was excited to get it tuned on it. They only offer non ethanol 92 now. So Jays Garage is the only reputable place I can go now.
     
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    I heard as long as you go with like stainless lines and spend some extra attention to detail it can work. But both guys I know who have run meth get some stupid leaks that are hard to chase down. Im probably gonna wait till I have a built block before I go full PI. I'd like to have it and not worry when my rods were gonna evacuate LOL.
     
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    I think the simple meth setups work the best. There was a local that had a single D10 on a hobbs switch and was putting down ~430 w/ a BNR s4.
     
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