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What kinda water to run in water tank?

I've been using Distilled water from the store. I was thinking that this would cut down on deposits, but after using 7gal in less than 100 miles, I'm wondering about just using tap water.

What is everybody else running? Just water from the tap? Does it matter?

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I only use tap water
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Re: What kinda water to run in water tank?

Stilled.....I mean Distilled.

BTW your burning about 10oz a mile.


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I run distilled.

Holey moley on 10 oz per mile!





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Stilled.....I mean Distilled.

BTW your burning about 10oz a mile.
So is that alot? The truck wasn't bucking or acting strange. It just felt like it was pulling harder, and I could use more pedal versus feathering the throttle to keep the EGTs down.

At this rate, I'mm going to need to start buying stock in sparkletts.


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Tap water for 90k... Both motors show nothing from water...

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Poland spring here. Keeps the engine cool and me refreshed.

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I run distilled.

Holey moley on 10 oz per mile!
Have you kept track of how much you are using w your setup? Dave said that it was pretty crazy. I thought he said that you have a 10 or 15gal tank. Is that right?

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Re: What kinda water to run in water tank?

I used 8 gallons in like 800 miles.

That was on the ride home from Swamps when I was doing lots of "testing" though.

Normal driving since the? really havent kept track. I know my tank is almost empty again.

Also, per Swamps recommendation....I have run water soluable machine oil with the water to prevent corrosion.





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Have you kept track of how much you are using w your setup? Dave said that it was pretty crazy. I thought he said that you have a 10 or 15gal tank. Is that right?

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OK I calculated my race truck last year and before twins, if I calculate 1/4 mile x 4 ......that's about 80-90 oz's a mile.








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