AEM V2 Water/Methanol Injection Kit For Forced Induction Gasoline Engines
The AEM Water/Methanol Injection System Advantage
Water/methanol injection for forced induction (turbocharged or supercharged) gas-powered race engines is a proven means for effectively reducing engine inlet air temperatures and suppressing harmful detonation. This allows racers to reliably increase boost and advance ignition timing without using high-octane racing fuel, for power gains of up to 20%. AEM’s Water/Methanol Injection Systems utilize the most robust hardware combined with more advanced features than any other comparably priced water/methanol system.
Water/Methanol Injection Advantages For Gas Engines
Reduces Air Inlet Charge Temps
The term “liquid intercooling” with water/methanol injection refers to a highly atomized mist of water/methanol that is injected into the airstream and begins to evaporate. As it does, this evaporative effect reduces air charge temps by as much as 100 degrees and delivers a more oxygen-rich air charge.
Reduces Detonation (Knock)
Water absorbs heat, and methanol is a cool burning, anti-knock rated fuel. When combined and introduced into the inlet stream, they can effectively increase your vehicle’s anti-knock index so you can reliably increase boost pressure and advance ignition timing using pump gas.
Reduces Carbon Deposits
Modern vehicles fitted with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) devices for emissions control promote heavy carbon build up inside the air intake. This carbon build-up can create ‘hot spots’ in the combustion chambers that can cause detonation. Water/methanol injection has a ‘steam cleaning’ effect that reduces this carbon build up, and in some cases can increase fuel economy.
Robust, Easy to Use Controller Designs
The new controller design Boost Dependent Kit features large, turn-resistant knobs and larger numbering to easily set accurate start and full activation points, with covered status LED and test buttons for added splash resistance. A plug is integrated into the controller housing for mating to the redesigned wiring harness’s positive-lock connector. The Boost Dependent controller housing has a moulded-in, barbed nipple to accept a boost hose and a wiring legend on the back. Both controller housings feature an easy to access integrated fuse and moulded mounting tabs.
- Simplified Wiring
AEM’s Water/Methanol Injection kit’s wiring harness is terminated with a positive-lock connector on one end and has colour-coded wires to ease installation. Both the power and ground wires for the pump are included in the harness which simplifies the wiring process and eliminates any chance of the pump accidentally activating from a short in the system. An additional wire is included for adding an optional on/off solenoid to stop fluid flow when the system is inactive.
- Integrated Boost Safe Feature
The controllers in AEM’s Water Methanol systems include an integrated “Boost Safe” output feature that monitors the entire injection system and triggers a ground signal via an output if it detects a voltage-related error (short, bad connection, broken wire, overheated pump, high or low voltage signal, etc.), allowing users to define their failsafe strategy from something as simple as flashing a warning light to more advanced strategies like pulling boost or ignition, or switching fuel maps on a standalone engine management system. Combined with the integral and highly accurate conductive low-fluid switch in the tank, “Boost Safe” can also put your engine in safe mode before the system runs dry. This exclusive feature is found only on AEM Water/Methanol Injection Systems.
- Heavy-Duty High-Pressure Injection Pump
AEM’s internally-bypassed water/methanol injection pump does not cycle on and off and provides quiet, smooth operation. It features robust construction including integral hose fittings, EPDM seals and a Santoprene diaphragm that provides consistent and reliable fluid delivery.
Low-Profile 1.15 Gallon Tank
AEM’s gas Water/Methanol Injection Systems include a compact 1.15 gallon tank that features an anti-starvation reservoir. A more accurate, conductive low-level fluid sensor is integrated into the tank and features a positive lock connector with colour-matched wires to the wiring harness. The sensor eliminates any chance of incorrect readings due to interference from debris.
Machined Billet Injectors and Nozzles
AEM includes one precision-machined billet injector in its gasoline Water/Methanol Injection kit. It features an integral check valve to prevent unintended fluid flow. Three billet injector nozzles are included for matching water/methanol flow to an engine’s horsepower output. Click the link for a Nozzle Flow Chart
Revised Flow Control Strategy for More Linear Fluid Delivery
AEM’s engineers spent extensive time revamping the controller’s flow control strategy for a more linear flow output delivery. This means that the flow delivery better matches an engine’s need for water/methanol injection, which further optimizes charge air cooling and detonation control.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
- Boost Dependent progressive controller features large adjustment knobs, an integrated plug for harness connection, integrated fuse, covered status light and test button for enhanced splash resistance and mounting tabs.
- The wiring harness is terminated with a positive-lock connector on one end with colour-coded wires to ease installation, integrated pump ground circuit and additional wire for optional on/off fluid solenoid.
- “Boost Safe” failsafe output included (for complete failsafe under all conditions, see our Water/Methanol Failsafe Device).
- Heavy-duty high-pressure injection pump features integral fittings, a Santoprene diaphragm and EPDM seals to resist corrosion. Our pump maximizes line pressure for optimum atomization and its quiet, smooth operation is almost undetectable.
- A precision-machined billet-aluminium injector with an integral check valve.
- Three interchangeable injector nozzles to cover a wide variety of HP levels (250cc/min, 500cc/min & 1,000cc/min).
- 1.15 gallon tank with anti-starvation reservoir, integral conductive low-fluid sensor and positive lock connector.
- 20 feet of injection tubing included.
- LED dash light for system status and low fluid warning.
- All EFI turbocharged or supercharged petrol engine vehicles.
Dream Automotive offers in-house fitting on all products at our workshop in Bushey, Hertfordshire. Here are the important things you need to know:
- Fitting Cost - £400
- Fitting Time - N/A
- Required Additional Items/Services - No additional items or services needed.
- Dream Automotive Recommends - For optimum results, all water/methanol injection systems and gauges should be run with an AEM inline filter (AEM Part #30-3003).
Improper installation and/or adjustment of this product can result in major engine and/or vehicle damage. This product is intended for motorsport/off-road use only.
It is the responsibility of the installer and/or user of this product to ensure that it is used in compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations. If this product was purchased in error, do not install and/or use it. The purchaser must arrange to return the product(s) for a full refund.
Important Safety Notice Regarding Methanol
AEM strongly recommends that users never exceed a 50% methanol concentration when using any AEM Water Methanol system or component. All AEM Water/Methanol injection systems and components (pump, lines, fittings, filter, flow sensor, tank, and nozzles) are 100% chemically compatible with methanol. However, for safety reasons, AEM strongly recommends that users never use more than a 50% methanol concentration in any AEM system or component.
Methanol is a toxic and highly flammable chemical. 100% Methanol ignites easily and burns vigorously with an almost undetectable flame. Methanol can be absorbed through the skin and even small amounts can cause blindness or even death. Using this fluid at high pressures, without dilution, in an under-hood environment with nylon lines and push-to-connect fittings is very unsafe. The performance advantages of using greater than 50% methanol concentrations are small if they exist at all. However, the safety issues are very real and far outweigh any perceived benefit of running high concentrations of methanol.
Dream Automotive accepts no responsibility for engine and/or vehicle damage, personal injury resulting from the misuse of water/methanol injection systems, including but not limited to injury or death caused by the mishandling of methanol, or invalidation of any manufacturer warranty resulting from the installation and/or adjustment of this product.