Turbo fever (aquamist)

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 6 17:48:55 EDT 2002

--- Jenny Curtis <jenny at physics.umn.edu> wrote:
> Hi Q-list:
> Well it was another car week-end for me, only this
> time the destination
> was the Saab owners convention in Ohio.  (My husband
> owns a Saab 900T,
> and it was his turn to pick a car-related activity).
>  While there we
> checked out some of the tuning tents and saw a
> demonstration of the
> Aquamist system.  It looks pretty cool.  It got me
> to thinking about
> that Ur-Quattro that I'm trying to finagle.  (I have
> found the car: the
> owner needs to get rid of it, wants to sell it to
> me, but is really
> having a hard time coming up a with a price. I think
> he's just having a
> hard time thinking about parting with it.)  The Ur-Q
> has turbo-saver (it
> looks like a nitrous bottle, but it hooks into a
> pre-water cooled turbo
> to keep it from burning up).  Now aquamist claims to
> provide cooling
> protection as well as performance gains.  Has anyone
> used these systems?
> The HP gains claimed for the 900 seemed unbelievably
> big, almost double
> what a tuned 900 like Graham's gets.  Could they
> really be all that?

Careful, Turbo Fever is an un-curable disease!  Funny
you mention this, Gary Lewis has me obsessed with this
right now.  Here are a few links he sent me.

http://www.turbomirage.com/water.html  (has screwy
color settings, you
need to adjust...)

BTW, check out that guys mirage, it's funny to see
that car run a 12 second 1/4 mile.

It sounds like a fun project, I've been thinking of a
failsafe way to hook a system up to my Haltec using
the nitrous output to retard timing and reduce boost
if water/alcohol runs low, and using the boost
controller to control the power to the water pump at
specified boost levels.  Now, is anyone on this list
running water or alcohol injection?

Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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