AnswerID: 190117 Submitted: Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 20:45
I converted a prado to gas where i work. With yours being a 2001 model there is no warranty concerns. So why wouldn't you convert. The only concern with Toyotas (this includes any toyota with bucket type tappets) is you MUST get you tappets checked and adjusted regulary, probably every 40,000km. Yes this adds a bit to the price of a service/tune, but for the thousands of dollars you will save every 40,000km would it hurt to pay a few hundred to do the tappets???
And i dont want to hang bleep on Mr Fitch, but if those fuel catalysts are so good why aren't any manufactures fitting them to new cars, with fuel economy being a BIG selling point of any new car.
Just some food for thought.
Hope this can help solve any questions you had.
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FollowupID: 447771 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 21:09
"...if those fuel catalysts are so good why aren't any manufactures fitting them to new cars, with fuel economy being a BIG selling point of any new car...'
For the same reason why hospitals don't employ faith healers and only some politicians prefer praying for rain instead of building dams...
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FollowupID: 447772 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 21:17
All will notice I have achieved this whole follow up with out mentioning the name of any politician :)
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FollowupID: 447777 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 21:30
QUESTION: What have hospitals, faith healers, politicians, praying for rain and building damns got to do with fuel economy??
ANSWER: Absolutly nothing.
Stick to the topic of what is being discussed please, or don't type anything. Forums are for people to ask questions and get responses on others experience and knowledge.
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FollowupID: 447779 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 21:37
It seems my friend that my comment was to subtle for you. Faith healers and politicians praying for rain are in the same category as magical fuel saving devices such as Fitch. Neither is effective but there are many who choose to believe in them nevertheless.
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FollowupID: 447783 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 21:48
Sorry George, the brain was having some down time (due to screaming kids) and didnt read you reply properly. Now its quiet and i have read it properly it all makes sense.
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FollowupID: 447795 Submitted:
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 at 22:16
No worries Andrew, in retrospect I should have more clearly present my opinion regarding the F*tch “device” (lets see if this modified spelling will still come out as a link).
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