CM5-LTS - Water Methanol Injection Controller

Torqbyte Inc.

$449.00 USD 
Controller Housing

MAP Sensor


  • Controls 1 or 2 Water Methanol Injection (WMI) pumps in forced induction gasoline or diesel setups 
  • Industry’s first 3D mapped PWM duty control based on Engine RPM and Boost - not available with typical "progressive" controllers
  • 4 General Purpose Outputs can be used for controlling boost control solenoids, anti-siphon solenoids, Fast Acting Valves (FAVs), auxiliary high-impedance injectors, staged injection solenoids, lamps, relays, LEDs, or 3rd party Electronic Boost Controllers (EBCs)
  • Each one of the CM5-LTS' 6 outputs can be independently configured through a dedicated 16x16 duty table
  • CANBus integration allows injection control based on parameters broadcast on the particular vehicle's internal CAN network
  • Ideally suited for Direct Injection or staged Water Methanol setups
  • Advanced built-in safety features based on optional flow sensors or pump current not available on rudimentary "knobs and switches" Water Methanol Injection controllers
  • Fully-customizable operation with easy to use TorqTune PC software
  • TorqTune software also provides real-time data viewing, data logging and data playback of all system parameters for unprecedented ease of system tuning
  • Designed, tested and manufactured in Canada

As the next generation of the highly popular CM5-LT, Torqbyte CM5-LTS raises the bar further as the most advanced programmable water methanol pump controller on the market. It is capable of simultaneously driving two individually-controllable water methanol injection (WMI) pumps and up to four individually controllable anti-siphon solenoids, Fast Acting Valves (FAVs), auxiliary high impedance injectors, relays, light indicators, or any combination thereof. Each of the CM5-LTS's two pump outputs is capable of supplying up to 15A to the connected WMI pump.

Base CM5-LTS Kit

The base CM5-LTS kit Includes the following:

  • CM5-LTS Controller
  • 12ft (3.6m) Input / Output Harness
  • 12ft (3.6m) 12AWG Power Harness
  • 12ft (3.6mm) 14AWG Pump Harness
  • USB Cable


Optional Hardware

The following optional hardware is also available:

  • 100PSI or 50PSI Honeywell Pressure Sensor (Metri-Pack 150 installed on the Input / Output Harness)
  • Ruggedized Low-Profile Metal Enclosure
  • Power / Grounding Accessories with a 40A Fuse and Fuseholder
  • Second Pump Harness
  • Input / Output Expansion Module

Optional Input / Output Expansion Module

CM5-LTS can interface with up to 2 flow sensors, an optional dash-mounted LCD display (or gauge), 0-5V analog inputs or the vehicle's CANBus network.

This additional functionality can be accessed via the optional I/O Expansion Module.


 Water Methanol Control Strategies

VPD: Variable Pump Duty

Majority of water methanol kits utilize a control strategy that adjusts the flow of the injected water methanol mixture by “progressively” varying the speed of the delivery pump in relation to manifold boost pressure or the MAF sensor output.S.A.D. Progressive Control Approach

The S.A.D. progressive controllers all use manual entry of the start boost/MAF set point and the full boost/MAF switchover. The controller then implements a straight line between these two points and proportionately varies the pump duty back and forth along that line. The S.A.D. progressive controllers don’t allow for logging and analysis of the injection system performance. They are designed around a very low price target and are only slightly more sophisticated than a pressure-triggered hobbs switch wired directly to a pump. They are widely used because they are inexpensive and require very little skill to install and operate.

FPD-VSD: Fixed Pump Duty – Variable Solenoid Duty

Higher-end water methanol kits utilize a different control strategy that attempts to mimic the operation of a port injected fuel system where flow of the injected water methanol mixture is controlled by varying the duty of a “fast response valve” which is placed upstream of a delivery pump whose duty is held constant, usually at 100%. Often the pump's internal bypass is used to keep the line pressure somewhat constant. This is a more sophisticated technical approach offering a slightly better response time in which injection system reacts to input changes quicker than the crude S.A.D. progressive controllers. This control approach also lends itself well to modern direct injection set-ups. The placement of the “fast response valve” inherently prevents siphoning which is a problem in modern direct injection set-ups where the injection nozzles without check-valves are exposed to manifold vacuum.

European WMI Controller

Torqbyte Control Strategy: Up to the User

The S.A.D. progressive controllers can only drive a single delivery pump. They also usually have only a single channel for driving an optional anti-siphon on/off solenoid valve. This makes them somewhat less than optimal for use in direct injection set-ups or staged set-ups that require a lot of stages.
The higher-end European controllers can only drive a single delivery pump and one “fast response valve”. They cannot be configured for multiple stages of delivery, but they are provided with optional direct injection manifolds for 4, 6 and 8 cylinder configurations.

Torqbyte CM5-LT can drive two delivery pumps and two on/off solenoids or two “fast response valves” or one of each solenoid type. With the CM5-LT, the users can implement a VPD control approach based on RPM, boost or another 0-5V signal of their choice. They can also implement the FPD-VSD control strategy that is based on RPM, boost or another 0-5V signal. Because the CM5-LT has two PWM pump outputs and two General Purpose outputs (GPOs) which can either drive On/Off solenoids or PWM “fast response valves”, the user can implement a hybrid VPD/FPD-VSD control strategy or something completely new and unique. The CM5-LT also interfaces directly with the hardware provided by the S.A.D. progressive controller suppliers as well as the European controller suppliers, so upgrading your existing system to use a CM5-LT is simple and straightforward.

One Stage - Intake mounted nozzle


One Stage - Direct Injection / Manifold mounted nozzle with anti-siphon solenoid or Fast Acting Valve (per cylinder nozzle distribution manifold(s) can be added if desired)


Two Stage - Intake mounted nozzles


Two Stage - Direct Injection / Manifold mounted nozzles with anti-siphon solenoids or Fast Acting Valves (per cylinder nozzle distribution manifold(s) can be added if desired)


Three Stage - Intake mounted nozzles


Three Stage - Direct Injection / Manifold mounted nozzles with anti-siphon solenoids or Fast Acting Valves (per cylinder nozzle distribution manifold(s) can be added if desired)


Four Stage - Intake mounted nozzles

TorqTune Software

In spite of its sophistication, CM5-LT is extremely easy to install and configure with our intuitive TorqTune PC software.

TorqTune Table Edit Screen

This free software allows users to fully configure the operation of the Torqbyte CM5-LT. Certain parameters, such as duty cycle maps, can be adjusted with the engine running for real-time tuning. Additionally, TorqTune allows the user to live view many of the unit’s internal parameters, log them to a file and save them for later playback or for sharing with others. These advanced functions allow the user to observe the effects of various configuration changes in order to achieve unprecedented control of their methanol injection and/or fuel pump operation.

TorqTune LiveView Tab

TorqTune software can store your CM5-LT's configuration settings in special TTINI files that you can store on your hard drive or share with other CM5-LT users. Other users' configuration files can be loaded into your CM5-LT and used "as-is" provided your set-up is the same as the other user's or they can be used as a starting point for your own customization. TorqTune software can also log and play back saved log files which can be analyzed in TorqTune or in Excel. These features make the CM5-LT and TorqTune ideal for tuners who need to work on their customers' vehicles remotely.

The feature set provided by Torqbyte CM5-LT and its accompanying TorqTune software is not available with any other water methanol injection or fuel control system.


A Controller that Evolves with your Setup

If you don't need all of the CM5-LTS' advanced functionality right away, you can use TorqTune to configure the CM5-LTS to operate as a dumb "progressive" controller.

If you own a CM5-LTS you won't need to purchase a new controller with additional features as your set-up evolves and your water methanol injection system needs get more complex. The CM5-LTS can grow with your set-up making it the last water methanol controller you will ever need to buy.

CM5-LTS is designed to be future-proof. Its internal unit firmware can be upgraded from your PC so you can continue to take advantage of new features and enhancements as they are rolled out. Simply download the latest firmware from our website's Support Page and reflash your CM5-LT directly from the TorqTune software. As always, all firmware and software updates are free for all our customers and our dealers.

If you already have a competitor's water methanol kit installed, but need more flexibility, the CM5-LTS can generally control all the exiting hardware in your water methanol set-up. Simply toss out that "progressive" controller and with a few simple wiring modifications you'll be on your way to being in full control of your water methanol delivery.

CM5-LTS block diagram is shown below:

CM5-LTS Block Diagram

Industry’s First TRUE 3D WMI Pump Duty Mapping

Nearly all other commercially available water methanol injection kits come with crude pump controller electronics packaged inside economy hobby electronics enclosures or gauge pods. These open-loop controllers vary the pump speed based a single parameter – usually boost pressure. They are often called "progressive" controllers presumably because they "progressively" increase the pump's duty relative to boost pressure. However, no consideration is given to air volume or engine load and the user is not provided with any useful means of fine-tuning the linearly-varying water methanol pump speed or customizing the water methanol delivery to account for non-linear engine operation. These limitations result in the same quantity of water methanol mixture being introduced into the cylinders at all engine speeds. This is clearly a less than optimal approach.

In order to establish accurate and predictable water methanol injection, a good estimate of air volume is required. Torqbyte CM5-LTS is the only controller on the market that accurately establishes the air volume by calculating pump duty based on two parameters: boost pressure and engine speed. The CM5-LTS' water methanol injection delivery is fully digital and is completely customizable by the user through a 16x16 table (i.e. a 256 point map) which is programmed into the unit.

Other water methanol kit providers state that their pump controllers are "digital", but what do they really mean by that. Sure, some of them come with a basic "digital" display that shows parameters like boost or pump duty, but how truly "digital" is their internal operation? As a true digital controller, the CM5-LTS is built around a fast microprocessor that performs linear interpolation (smoothing) simultaneously in both vertical (boost or voltage) and horizontal (RPM) axes to generate the pump duty values which are varied gradually between all adjacent table cells. This is the same approach used in  modern Engine Control Units (ECUs).


Need extra water meth at a certain RPM & boost point, in an otherwise linear map? No problem. 

Need to add a small dip in water meth delivery required at another RPM & boost point? No problem.

The other controllers simply don't provide this level of flexibility, especially not in one unit that can control four outputs each with its own unique configuration table.

Torqbyte CM5-LTS is available with optional 50PSI and 100PSI Honeywell MAP sensors, but the TorqTune software allows you to configure the unit to use any 0-5V pressure sensor of your choice.

If you do not want to base your water methanol injection on RPM and boost, you don’t have to. Pump duty can be based on just RPM or just boost. 

If you don't want to base the Water Methanol Injection control on boost pressure you may use some other 0-5V sensor or signal, by selecting which input should be used as the vertical axis source.

and you're set.

If other exotic or unorthodox water methanol control schemes are required, the CM5-LT's two spare 0-5V analog inputs can replace boost as the vertical axis in each of the tables so you can base the pump duty on another 0-5V signal, such as the MAF or the TPS. You could even base your water methanol delivery on the 0-5V output of an O2 sensor controller or even a simple manual pot. With Torqbyte CM5-LT, you are in full control of your WMI pump operation at all times allowing you to make it fit virtually any vehicle or engine set-up.

The CM5-LT always stores the user-loaded 3D duty maps in its on-board, non-volatile memory. TorqTune software can store these maps in calibration files and allow them to be saved, opened, edited and shared. Pump duty cycle, boost, RPM and a number of other parameters can be logged and played back using the TorqTune software. Users can easily edit and customize the water methanol delivery calibrations for their specific engine configuration.



Technical Info

Connector Reference MAIN OUT
Mating Connector Housing (Molex) 444412002
Contact Retainers (Molex) None
Crimp Contact (Molex) 433751001
Contact Durability 25 Mate/Unmate Cycles
Manual Crimper (Molex) 638117300
Wire Gauge 14AWG
Wire Type SXL-14
Wire Strip Length 4.75mm
Connector Reference POWER IN
Mating Connector Housing (Molex) 428160212
Contact Retainers (Molex) Included with Housing
Crimp Contact (Molex) 428150012
Contact Durability 30 Mate/Unmate Cycles
Manual Crimper (Molex) 2002188600
Wire Gauge 12AWG
Wire Type SXL-12
Wire Strip Length 8.00mm
Connector Reference INPUT/OUTPUT
Mating Connector Housing (Molex) 1729522001
Contact Retainers (Molex) 1729532001 (Need Qty. 2)
Crimp Contact (Molex) 430300008
Contact Durability 30 Mate/Unmate Cycles
Manual Crimper (Molex) 638190000
Wire Gauge 20AWG
Wire Type TXL-20
Wire Strip Length 2.73mm
Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C
-40°F to +140°F
Overall Dimensions 150mm x 125mm x 50mm
6" x 5" x 2"
Mounting Flange Hole Pattern 137mm x 60mm
Weight 1 lb
Current Rating (MAIN, AUX) 17.0 A
Current Rating (GPO1,2,3,4) 1.25 A
PWM Frequency (MAIN, AUX) Low: 20-30 Hz (1 Hz Increments), High: 10 or 20 kHz
PWM Frequency (GPO1,2,3,4) 20-30 Hz (1 Hz Increments)
Note: CM5-LTS firmware version 2.70 shipped with the unit emulates the previous CM5-LT functionality and does not support CANBus integration nor GPO3 and GPO4 outputs. These additional functions are available through the CM5-LTS firmware / TorqTune2 PC Software available from our Support Page - no unit hardware updates or wiring modifications are required.

Current TorqTune Version: v2.11.0
Current CM5-LT Firmware Version: v2.70

Genuine Honeywell MAP for CM5-LTS

Genuine Honeywell Absolute Pressure Sensor

Kit Option Includes:

  • 50PSI or 100PSI Absolute Pressure Brass-Body Sensor with a 1/8" NPT Male Thread
  • Brass barbed hose fitting for 3/16" (4.76mm) ID Vacuum Hose
  • Factory-terminated CM5-LTS Input/Output Harness with a genuine Delphi/Aptiv Sealed 3-Position Metri-Pack 150 Connector

Sensor Linear Transfer Function:

0.5V = 0 PSI (0 kPa) absolute 
4.5V = 50PSI (345 kPa) absolute / 35PSI (241 kPa) boost

TorqTune Settings
Slope: 16.368
Intercept: 342.84
Atmosphere: 343

.:: NEW ::. TorqTune2 Settings
Slope: 86185
Intercept: 144417
Atmosphere: 101325

0.5V = 0 PSI (0 kPa) absolute
4.5V = 100PSI (690 kPa) absolute / 85PSI (586 kPa) boost

TorqTune Settings
Slope: 8.184
Intercept: 222.57
Atmosphere: 223

.:: NEW ::. TorqTune2 Settings
Slope: 172369
Intercept: 187510
Atmosphere: 101325

Fused Power/Ground Kit for CM5-LTS

Kit Option Includes:

  • Genuine Littelfuse automotive JCASE fuse holder with 10AWG (5.0mm^2) wires
  • Genuine Littelfuse automotive 40A fuse (low profile)
  • Genuine TE Connectivity PIDG Ring Terminals (2x M6, 1x M5 and 1x M8)
  • Genuine Molex/TE PermaSeal/DuraSeal 10-12AWG Wire Splice

Auxiliary Pump Harness for CM5-LTS

Supplied with 2 Blue Molex/TE PermaSeal/DuraSeal 16-14AWG wire splices (not shown)

Length: 14ft (425cm)
Wire: 14AWG Automotive SXL Wire

Standard I/O Expansion Module for CM5-LTS

This module plugs into the CM5-LTS wiring and breaks out the following optional signals:

  • CANBus
  • Dash-Mounted LCD Display or Gauge
  • Analog A and B 0-5V Inputs
  • Torqbyte A and B Flow Sensors

Jumpers inside the module can be used to select if the CANBus is locally terminated or not and whether the Flow Sensor or an external 0-5V voltage are fed into the unit's analog inputs. 

I/O Expansion Module is packaged in a durable 2-piece CNC-machined and hard anodized enclosure. 

Dimensions: 3.27" (83mm) x 13.8" (35mm) x 0.71" (18mm)

Wiring Not Included (but can be provided upon request)

Connector Information

3POS (Single Row)
1x Molex 1718500300 (Housing with TPA)

Analog Input
4POS (Single Row)
1x Molex 1718500400 (Housing with TPA)

Gauge Output
4POS (Dual Row)
1x Molex 1729520401 (Housing)
2x Molex 1729530401 (TPA)

Flow Sensor
6POS (Dual Row)
1x Molex 1729520601 (Housing)
2x Molex 1729530601 (TPA)

Crimp Contacts (20AWG Wire)
Molex 43030-0002 (Reel)
Molex 43030-0008 (Loose)

Recommended Hand Crimper
Molex 63819-0000

Recommended Wire: TXL-20 (20AWG)

Recommended Wire Strip Length: 2.7mm (0.11")

Direct Universal CANBus Adapter for CM5-LTS – Standard Length

Mates Directly with the CM5-LTS Harness
Note: Optional CM5-LTS  I/O Expander Module is Not Required

Length: 5ft (1.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

Expansion Universal CANBus Adapter for CM5-LTS - Standard Length

Mates Directly with the CM5-LTS I/O Expansion Module

Standard length is ideal for setups where the controller and the CAN gateway are installed at the same end of the vehicle (e.g. both under the dash or both in the trunk)

Length: 5ft (1.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

Expansion Universal CANBus Adapter for CM5-LTS - Extended Length

Mates Directly with the CM5-LTS I/O Expansion Module

Extended length is ideal for setups where the controller and the CAN gateway are installed at opposite ends of the vehicle (e.g. dash and trunk)

Length: 11.5ft (3.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

Expansion VAG CANBus Gateway PnP Adapter for CM5-LTS - Standard Length

Plug-n-Play solution for obtaining RPM and Boost directly from the vehicle's CANBus Gateway. Compatible with 2016+ Audi A3/S3/RS3 and Mk7 Golf GTI, Golf R models.

Mates Directly with the CM5-LTS I/O Expansion Module

Standard length is ideal for setups where the controller and the CAN gateway are installed at the same end of the vehicle (e.g. both under the dash or both in the trunk)

Length: 5ft (1.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

CAN-Enabled I/O Expansion Module for gaugeART Gauge

Note: Although it looks the same, the I/O Expansion Module in this kit is not the same as the Standard CM5-LTS I/O Expansion Module (the boards inside are different).

The unterminated Orange wire controls the gauge's dimming function. When connected to +12V the gauge dims. When it's left unconnected the gauge operates at the maximum brightness.

Important: The Terminator Jumper on the back of the gauge must be installed.

gaugeART Termination Jumper

Length: 5ft (1.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

52mm gaugeART Gauge

The gaugeART CAN Gauge is an innovative compact OLED gauge for displaying real-time data from your CM5-LTS.

The gauge interfaces with the CM5-LTS through a CAN-Enabled I/O Expansion Module and special 1.5m/5ft long harness supplied by Torqbyte.

Supported CM5-LTS parameters below can be displayed on the gauge.

  • Engine Speed (RPM)

  • General Purpose Input (GPI) 1 State
  • General Purpose Input (GPI) 2 State

  • Analog A Trigger State
  • Analog B Trigger State

  • MAIN Current Trigger State
  • AUX Current Trigger State

  • MAP Input Raw (ADC Counts)
  • MAP Voltage (V)

  • Boost (PSIg)
  • Boost (mBARg)

  • Analog A Input Raw (ADC Counts)
  • Analog A Voltage (V)
  • Analog A Input as Flow (mL/min)

  • Analog B Input Raw (ADC Counts)
  • Analog B Voltage (V)
  • Analog B Input as Flow (mL/min)

  • MAIN Current Raw (ADC Counts)
  • MAIN Current (A)

  • AUX Output Current Raw (ADC Counts)
  • AUX Output Current (A)

  • MAIN Output Duty (%)
  • AUX Output Duty (%)
  • General Purpose Output (GPO) 1 Duty (%)
  • General Purpose Output (GPO) 2 Duty (%)
  • General Purpose Output (GPO) 3 Duty (%)
  • General Purpose Output (GPO) 4 Duty (%)

  • Battery Input Raw (ADC Counts)
  • Battery Voltage (V)

The high contrast OLED display is bright for interior use and dims at night. You can configure 1, 2, or 4 gauge layouts on up to 10 different pages. Create customizable warning points, which trigger a special warning screen and bright LED on the face of the gauge.

The gauge can be easily customized to display the data you want to view with the free gaugeART CAN Gauge App (compatible with Android 4.4 or later and Apple iOS). The easy-to-use app works with your smartphone or tablet to wirelessly customize your gauge layouts in minutes.

gaugeART Smartphone Gauge Configuration App

Direct VAG CAN Gateway PnP Adapter for CM5-LTS - Standard Length

Plug-n-Play solution for obtaining RPM and Boost directly from the vehicle's CANBus Gateway located under the dash directly above the steering wheel universal joint.

Compatible with 2016+ Audi A3/S3/RS3 and Mk7 Golf GTI, Golf R models.

Both Boost and RPM can be logged using our free TorqTune2 software and related to other logs captured with other tuning tools. 

Standard length is ideal for setups where the controller is installed under the dash or in the glove box.

Mates Directly with the CM5-LTS Harness
Note: Optional CM5-LTS  I/O Expander Module is Not Required

Length: 5ft (1.5m)
Wire: 20AWG Automotive TXL Wire

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