Not a big believer in that whole, a picture is worth a thousand words thing, eh? =)No information. Very uninformative.
It is hard to know for sure, but I would assume that what I made there is the most ghetto functional water venturi injector on the planet.so water injection to pass?
Could be outside weather also. But yea this works. Same reason monster trucks run so clean*they use alcohol , burns cleaner.Not a big believer in that whole, a picture is worth a thousand words thing, eh? =)
It is hard to know for sure, but I would assume that what I made there is the most ghetto functional water venturi injector on the planet.
I was a bit suprised how much of a difference it made, the first test was yesterday, the second test was today, same tank of gas, same testing station, same testing tech, nothing changed besides the ghetto water venturi.
The first test without the water venturi my high readings were:
The second with my water venturi the high readings were:
NOx: 574PPM (reduced by 77%)
Hydrocarbon: 157PPM (reduced by 27%)
CO: 0.60PPM (reduced by 32%)
02: 1.5PPM (reduced by 21%)
CO2: 14.1PPM (Increased by 2%)
I was not expecting a swing that large.
It runs cleaner because of the fuel mixture is change because of the water.so just adding a funnel to create vacuum and water, how does that make the car run cleaner , dont tell me the funnel vaporizes the hydrogen in the water
You want velocity REALLY high velocity, that means large intake obstruction. That funnel is taking up nearly all my intake room, so lots of air gets forced through the funnel.do you have any more pictures? i cant really tell how you have that water line hooked up into the intake and still allowing air to pass through. the smog tech didnt say anything about the line going from the water into the intake?
NOx is produced at high combustion temps, water cools the charge and absorbs some heat from the combustion process. Lower combustion temps = less NOx. There is some suggestion that water vapor might help fuel mixing, which could be why partially/un burned hydrocarbons are lower.so just adding a funnel to create vacuum and water, how does that make the car run cleaner , dont tell me the funnel vaporizes the hydrogen in the water
I just topped off my half empty washer fluid with water, the washer fluid I use is just a mild detergent, no alcohol that I know of.Did you use water or methanol washer fluid?
It depends how you are failing emissions, I did this because my NOx was to high, which is caused by high combustion temps, water injection cooled it off and lowered the NOx readings.Ive got my emissions test tomorrow, i failed it last week...
Never thought of this tough
Yeah, I was going to ask about that. It seems like you're just running lean based on the O2%. The carbon balance also suggests that you're running slightly lean.I could have just enriched the mixture and it would have cooled the mixture down, but it would have most likely raised the HCs which were already slightly to high.
Short Story: I don't know. I haven't had the time or the money to look at everything I should be checking on this car. It doesn't throw any codes (After I fixed the messed up TPS sensor when I got it), I haven't even glanced at the O2 sensor, and while I know it has a cat, for all I know if could be hollow. I have no clue.Yeah, I was going to ask about that. It seems like you're just running lean based on the O2%. The carbon balance also suggests that you're running slightly lean.
I know that you've already passed and probably don't care, but what condition is your cat in? How about the oxygen sensor? Are you running in closed loop?