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Hello, I have 2 (dumb) questions concerning WMI tuning.
Does the full psi knob on aem V2 controller set 100% of flow that the nozzle can provide or at contrary it set the maximum flow of a nozzle? E.G et 20 psi with knob set a 20 psi 100% of duty of pump or something like 70% to limit the flow?
Is there a limite of WMI injection? I mean I think at a moment we inject too much water? I think that methanol isn't the matter as it's a fuel and as long as lambda is ok no worry, but is there a water to air ratio or a water to fuel ratio to respect? How much is too much?
Best Regards Guillaume
I haven't used that specific controller but usually the controller would provide maximum flow at the full psi setting and from here the flow is dictated by the nozzle size. AEM provide some suggestions on WMI flow to get you in the ball park and from here you can test to see how your particular engine responds. You will find that if you're running pure water that too much will definitely hurt power but with the usual 50:50 water/methanol mix you don't see a dramatic drop off since the methanol is a fuel.
50:50 by mass which would be 60:40 by volume where 60% of volume is methanol. However sometimes proportion of 50:50 by volume is also used but it has slightly different properties.
Well thank you both for your answers. Inwas thinking sonthat full boost set full duty but another point of view is sometimes really usefull. I am using 50:50 mass at the moment, my question was what happen if I run 2000 cc/min flow of wmi and 300 cc/ min per injector on a 4 cylinder engine ( i took a really excessive exemple I know) , would’that be ok if my lambda is correct or Ill I inject too much water? If so when to know the right amount except’using aem recommandation?
best regards Guillaume
As far as I remember the recommendation from AEM is to set your mixture 1 AFR leaner than your best power AFR and then start adding WMI until you'll reach that AFR again but with WMI this time. That should bring you very close to optimal proportion. If you want to experiment and play with different proportions then I would suggest you going to a dyno or any other means of recording the effects of changing the AFR by using different amounts of WMI. It is very difficult to predict what exactly is "too much" or "not enough" for your particular combination...