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    2001 VW Bora TDI CarPC install

    Hi.

    Thought i would post some pics of my install, the car is a 115 tdi remapped with a de-cat pipe and homemade water injection system.

    apologies if the pics are poor or come up in the wrong order, i've never put attachments on a post yet!

    The pc specs are as follows:

    Intel D945GCLF2 motherboard (dual core intel atom)
    2GB RAM
    toshiba 320GB hard disk
    Laptop cd rom in dash above screen
    Audigy 2 soundcard
    Andrea soundmax mic

    screen is a 7" touchscreen by Super or something like that, its lame in the sun but ok otherwise, but will eventually get a better screen and put a little more effort into fabbing the screen bezel, as disappointingly it has developed a tiny crack between the screen and cd drive
    I'm using centrafuse at the moment on trial and have KX driver controlling crossovers and time alignment to my amps which makes for excellent sound quality considering card was 15 on ebay!!
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    Progress: ~99%
    Fitted, Running.
    boot install to tidy when better weather arrives

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    Hy there, nice ride!

    Do you often use the cd-rom? I did not bother to fit one in!

    Homemade water injection system - what is this?
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    Hi, in short, no, i used the cd drive maybe once or twice when someone brought a CD into the car, but usually i rip my music as wma lossless on laptop and then transfer it onto carpc with an external hard disk, i just wanted the drive so that i still had all the capabilities of a normal headunit!

    The water injection works by injecting a very fine mist of water (or water/alcohol mix for extra kick) straight after the intercooler, it has the effect of cooling the already hot air from the turbo and making it denser, which gives more power. The flow of water is started by a pressure switch on the boost lines when i get to 10PSI (max boost on mine is at about 16) the switch simply starts a diaphragm pump in the boot running which sends the water/alcohol mix down some airline tubing at 120psi to a nozzle located in a boost pipe after the intercooler, i wouldnt say it gives a massive horsepower gain, but you can certainly feel it, its like when your driving on a really cold damp foggy morning all the time, i used danfoss oil burning boiler nozzles and a pump for a pole fed window cleaning system. look up a company called devils own, they do full kits and give you all the info on it. the main selling point for me was that the water mist, which turns into steam as it gets hot actually kind of steam cleans the valves and ports in your cylinder head and after a few hundred miles of use gets shut of all the nasty carbon and oily residue that builds up in your manifolds and engine giving you back that precious airflow thats been lost through all the years of egr's and crankcase breathers spewing crap back into your engine. It also lowers exhast gas temperature, safeguarding valve seats and piston crowns from very high temps when the engine is under severe load.
    Progress: ~99%
    Fitted, Running.
    boot install to tidy when better weather arrives

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    Ty for your answers!
    Will you leave your pc like that? I guess it eats up all the storage space in the back!

    And we should try to make the screen tilt :-) , I haven't got this option yet.
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    no problem...

    i will be getting the boot tidied at some point, but i have moved house recently, so im a bit busy at the moment to do much with it, and my garage is full of junk, so i cant work on it unfortunately!
    I had plans to fibreglass the boot and do a proper job of it all, but not sure whether to buy another car to do up and use on weekends, The bora is good on fuel etc, so its good for travelling to work and back, but i would like something more fun for weekends, fancying a mk2 golf with a 1.8t conversion, or a corrado, in which case the PC will no doubt end up in there
    Progress: ~99%
    Fitted, Running.
    boot install to tidy when better weather arrives

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