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Talking Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

This is also kinda part of my earlier thread, but also my first impressions of towing w water.

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I can now say that I'll never tow w/o water again if I can help it. I have had the water installed on my truck for about 2 months now, and today was the first time I had a chance to pull my Toyhauler (24k gross).

I brought it home from Santa Barbara to Valencia (roughly 90 miles) to get ready for a family vacation. My EGTs were so much better than before that I found myself running at 75mph+ and 25-30psi just because. The EGTs would start to climb, then the water came on and they just dropped. Even holding OD @ 2k RPM was easier. Before the EGTs would keep creeping up, and unless I got up in the Revs or downshifted, they would keep going up.

Here's the crazy part. I got the biggest 7gal tank that CM offered. Before I left w the trailer today, I filled it to the very top. About 5-10 miles from home I noticed that my EGTs were getting hot and I had to let out of it to keep them down. I looked and the duty cycle was at 75%, but I had no flow from the flow sensor. I thought that something must had plugged the line or the line popped off. All I know was that all of the sudden there was a huge difference in the way the truck pulled.

When I got the the RV park where I dump my tanks, and while the poo was flowing, I hopped in the back of my truck and sure enough, the tank was empty. I checked all the lines, and everything was good. So that's 7gal in less than 100 miles. I got better fuel mileage than water mileage

I called CM and asked what the normal range of the 7gal tank was, and they said typically 300 miles. It turns out that I am flowing about 1200-1300cc, which is 500cc more than they usually run w my setup (and that's on one pump). All I know is that it worked.

I am going to play w the map and see if I can start the pump at 25% instead of 50% and maybe hold the max output to 80% just see if I still get the cooling, but save a bit of water. I'm also going to get a 15-20gal tank to make sure I don't run out again.

So to sum things up I have to say that so far, I'm way happy water.

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Re: Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

Sweet Sean! Your makin me want to do it! What were before and after egt's?

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Re: Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

Awesome to hear! I have water on my list high at the top.... I run very hot, and water will seriously benefit me.. What size nozzles are you running and how many?

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Re: Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

Which kit are you running? CMGS Stage 3?

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Awesome to hear! I have water on my list high at the top.... I run very hot, and water will seriously benefit me.. What size nozzles are you running and how many?
I have two 380cc injectors on the runners before the plenums and one 500cc right before the Y.

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Which kit are you running? CMGS Stage 3?
yes, but I added the solenoid and flow sensor. I couldn't tell if it was injecting or not w/o.

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Sweet Sean! Your makin me want to do it! What were before and after egt's?
They were probably a couple hundred higher, but the main thing is that you can stay in it longer while pulling.

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Love water injection... Been saying that for years!

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Re: Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

Guess I am going to have to start looking into this whole water thing.

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Re: Holy Water Batman! My first time towing w water..

seen a new aem pump that talked about recirculating design
any thoughts on if that is good thing or not.

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