Does anyone run a water meth kit on their 6.0. Deciding on getting it but don't wanna cause any problems or much strain on parts that it can't handle. Any input would be great thanks.
water/methanol injection can be used to lower intake air temperatures (think of it as 'chemical intercooling')...or as a power adder.
be warned that high(er) concentrations of methanol can cause significant engine damage.
for reliability reasons, *we* don't run any methanol...straight H2O
since a diesel doesn't have any spark plugs...the combustion/explosive event in the cylinders is controlled by fuel injection timing...
since methanol is a fuel
...which would be aspirated through the intake valves into the cylinder...there is no way to control when
the combustion of that fuel
you'd essentially be trapping a fuel (methanol) in the cylinder after the intake valve closed...then the piston traveling up to TDC is squeeeezing the volume of that cylinder @ 17:1...
if the methanol begins to light off before the piston reaches TDC...you'll have a serious spike of cylinder pressure even before the fuel injector fires...which can lead to bent/broken connecting rods.
(straight)water on the other hand is generally benign...as long as you don't begin injecting the water until 11-12psi of boost pressure.
injecting water into the engine at low boost levels may not allow the liquid water to evaporate (cooling the intake charge), and similar engine damage can occur (from increased compression ratio/water volume taking up physical space in the piston bowl/cylinder)
depending on your application (larger fuel injectors? towing, race/sled pulling), we have put together a very nice kit using Cooling Mist components.
Custom high pressure water injection - Swamps Diesel Performance
but on an otherwise 'stock' vehicle...water injection should probably be well down your list of upgrades.
If you do run W/Meth
*I*'d recommend no more than 10% methanol, to keep things reliable. There are far safer ways to add power than increasing methanol %.