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What kind of tank for water/methanol injection?

Old 04-01-2006, 03:18 PM
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I don't know how corrosive the methanol is so I'm not sure what type of material to use. Can I make one out of carbon fiber, fiberglass, aluminum, steel? Is there something I can coat the inside of it with? Thanks for your time, Ryan.
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:36 PM
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I've never had a problem with plastic ones. Steel is going to be too heavy. Al would be fine.
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I was wanting to use carbon or fiberglass so that I could completely fill the cavaty behind the rear panel in the hatch area (where the rear wiper tank is). I had hoped to avoid steel at all cost, but aluminum would be fine. Just alot of work with the hammer and dolly plus a little welding.



Does anyone know if it's possible to line a feberglass tank with some sort of coating to keep the methanol from eating away at the resin? I've seen gas tanks for bikes made out of carbon so I assume it's possible for methanol.



Thanks, Ryan.
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Originally Posted by ErnieT' post='811589' date='Apr 2 2006, 09:51 AM
I didn't see anything on that site to answer the question, and for some reason it won't open an account to ask questions on the forum.
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Originally Posted by 22GoinOn2' post='811620' date='Apr 2 2006, 03:08 PM

I didn't see anything on that site to answer the question, and for some reason it won't open an account to ask questions on the forum.


they sell meth. inj. kits as well as the accessories...ie...tank, jets, pump, resevoir.....
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Originally Posted by ErnieT' post='811621' date='Apr 2 2006, 02:10 PM

they sell meth. inj. kits as well as the accessories...ie...tank, jets, pump, resevoir.....
I already have a kit minus the tank. I wanted to make my own to utilize all the room that I can. I just want to make sure that the methanol won't eat away at the inside of the tank.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:27 AM
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Steel and aluminium no good methnol corrosive. Stainless steel ok carbon or glass should be ok.
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:50 AM
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You can use the rear wiper resevoir and it will hold a liter and a half. This would last me months with a 1.0 aquamist jet and 12psi turn on.
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Originally Posted by IGY' post='812557' date='Apr 7 2006, 06:50 AM

You can use the rear wiper resevoir and it will hold a liter and a half. This would last me months with a 1.0 aquamist jet and 12psi turn on.
Ya, I think that's the route I'm going to have to go. At least until I get a definite answer on what won't degrade. Thanks, guys.
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