- Water Methanol FAQ
The all new Stage 3 Boost Cooler is the only water-methanol injection system tailored to your EcoBoost F-150. The Stage 3 EcoBoost methanol injection kit creates a 2D MAP based off of boost/fuel pressure sensor voltage to deliver the most accurate and tunable water-meth delivery on the market. Taking it one step further the Stage 3 will control 2 Hyper-Sonic Nozzles independently of one another to solidly the exact amount of water-methanol is provided when the engine needs it. This 2D MAP injection results in the most accurate injection curve and tune ability of any water-methanol system giving 60+HP and 60+ increase in torque to your F-150 EcoBoost with out tuning! Tie this in with the industry leading Snow Performance 300 PSI UHO pump, Hypersonic Nozzles, and terminated weather tight OEM harnessed wiring connections and the Stage 3 promises to be the easiest and most effective water-methanol system tailored to your BMW N54/N55.
300 PSI UHO (Ultra High Output) Pump
3 Quart Reservoir
All Tubing Necessary for Installation
Terminated Digital Variable Mapping Controller
Level Switch Upgrade
2 Nozzle Holder/Check Valve Combo
3 Hyper-Sonic Nozzles
Snow Performance Injection Plate
Required Hardware Needed For Installation
The part number for this item is 3200 and it fits 2011-2017 Ford F-150 3.5 Turbo powered vehicles.
1. What are the benefits of Water/Methanol injection?
Boost Cooler Benefits (Gasoline):
1. Low cost - where else can you get up to 70-100HP for as low as $519?
2. Greatly reduced EGTs - Decreases of 250 degrees F are common using a 50/50 water/methanol mix. Increased EGTs are an engine killer in today's performance diesel world.
3. Efficiency - Fuel economy increase - increase your fuel economy up to 10%-15% (1-3 mpg).
4. Greatly increased air charge densities - 3-5 psi boost increases are common with liquid intercooling.
5.Allows you the ability to greatly increase boost on turbos and superchargers (if you have one).
6. Ideal for heavy loads and towing!
2. If I don't have a turbo or supercharger, can the Boost Cooler be applied to naturally aspirated and or nitrous engines?
YES! 1.Naturally aspirated/high compression engines:
In this application, water/methanol injection allows the use of pump fuel in all but the most extreme situations which effects tremendous cost savings as well as horsepower increases due to air density increase and realized timing potential. The system is activated by a boost referenced switch so that injection takes place only during high engine loads when needed.
2. Why is Water/Methanol injection so effective on Diesels?
Unlike gasoline engines, the power in a turbo diesel is largely a function of fuel. The problem with continually adding fuel is that you create an overfueling condition and reach a point where the exhaust gas temperatures become prohibitive (over 1500 degrees F). A Snow Performance Methanol Injection kit, using a 50/50 water/methanol mix will decrease EGT's approximately 200-300 degrees F while increasing power 70-100HP safe and effectively.
Power is increased through:
A. Air charge cooling - Water/methanol will lower air charge temps over 200 degrees F in this application. Low air temps makes denser air charge which provides more molecules of oxygen for combustion.
B. Combustion conditioning - the methanol acts as a combustion catalyst as well as a cooling agent. Water increase torque and power output through "the steam engine" effect.
3. Is this technology new with Turbo Diesel?
Water/methanol injection has been used extensively for years in high performance truck/tractor pullers. With the elevated boost levels required for peak power, water/methanol is a common means of cooling the intake charge and reducing exhaust gas temps. Also, truckers have used water injection for years to increase fuel mileage.
Where else can you get this kind of power with cooler EGT's, reduced emissions, and more fuel economy?
In most instances our standard 2 quart reservoir works well to provide the required amount of fluid. We have seen that a 2 quart reservoir provides enough fluid for a 400-500 hp car to make 12-15 full throttle quarter mile passes.
For those looking to get more range out of their system, they can tap into their factory windshield washer reservoir and use it to hold water/methanol. This is a good option because most washer reservoirs have a large capacity (normally at least a gallon) plus they're already methanol resistant (washer fluid has methanol in it). Also, the washer reservoir is already under the hood so it doesn't require having to add another bulky item into the engine bay.