Hiclone. Do they work?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:24
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Hi all. Keep seeing these Hiclone adds. I have checked out the website , had a look at the feedback etc. Interested to know if they really give you better fuel economy. And if there are any issues with warranty etc.I have a NM pajero v6 and are wondering if it is worth purchasing one.

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David
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:26

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:26
Hi David, the general consensus is that they don't work...the reasoning being that if they were that good vehicle manufacturers would put them in every car.

I'll say it before the others....do a search, this has been done a zillion times over :)

BTW, you don't realise the 'posting storm' you are about to create :)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:54

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:54
no
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:56

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 21:56
No!, No!, No!.
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Reply By: Toyota Sucks - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:00

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:00
They work for some, for most they don't
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Reply By: Uppy - Member - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:06
they work in my efi 4.2 gq, didnt notice much in power ,but did improve petrol economy.as said before ,they will work ,but not all vehicles
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Member - aussichef (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:30

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:30
yes yhou are right they work on my 1994 GQ 4.2 EFI too
improved my ecomony
I dont care what the others say it works for me & if they have tried it then comment if you havent then you have no right to comment

warren
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:55

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:55
aussichef,Weve got the same wagons
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:09

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:09
Snake Oil.

Plus what Moggs said.
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Reply By: member-Diamond(vic) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:50

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:50
yes david they do work dont listen to what others have to say!
i used one on our suzuki swift on gas.
i just soaked the air filter in snake oil and we were getting 132857189738123 kls to the litre.
no no and no
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Reply By: Glenno - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:51

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:51
Not sure what the Pajero is like, but when I owned a challenger I was curious one day, so i removed the inlet hose to the Air box. The end of the inlet hose has a Hiclone like gizmo on the end. The end of the hose looked like a sharpened pencil.

I wouldnt waste me cash on them, but maybe the Challenger inlet hose needed some tuning to feed as much air into the Air box??? So you culd put two and two together and say if Mitusbishi thought they needed it, they would put one in at the factory - they did with the Challenger.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 03:26

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 03:26
No they dont work and neither do those beanies made out aluminium foil that stop other people from reading your thoughts

http://www.fuelsaving.info/debunk.htm
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:24

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:24
I suppose david, if the Hiclone worked well, they wouldnt need to advertise so much. They dont have any competition so maybe that tells you something!!! Michael
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Reply By: troy - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:33

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:33
If they are still offering your money back if your not happy with it, throw two on and go for a drive (long drive 1000km) was told it took two tanks of fuel to see the benifit - pity the people with long range tanks with 1000km + range
I did drove from brissy to melbourne and back again - returned them the next day no questions asked
Troy
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:35

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:35
I had one fitted to an EFI Nissan,did notice a performance change with slightly more low down torque.
Took it back after one month,no gain in economy at all.
Better to spend the money on regular tune ups.
Regards
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Reply By: slyonnet - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 13:36

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 13:36
David,

as you can see now from the other responses they don't seem to work on all vehicles. I bought one after the guy who give my 4wd training told me they were a must have and that it was working well to cut down your fuel consumption and improve your power. He had a Nissan GQ and apparently it worked for him and others on the forum agreed with that already.
I got one for the Ford Courier I had at the time and it seemed to reduce slightly fuel comsumption at the beginning but after a month or so my fuel consumption went high again. I put it on the fact the car was getting old but should have tried to return the hiclone and get my money back, but it was probably too late after I had it for that long. I definitely didn't notice any improvement in power.
On the Challenger I have now I did not put one and don't think I will.
Good luck,

Sly.
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Reply By: D-Jack - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 20:18

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 20:18
Oh no not again.

Get a larger bore cleaner join tuned exhaust sytem instead. If you absolutely have to, go ahead, I can testify that the warranty is genuine and no fuss.
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Reply By: david r - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:52

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:52
Thanks for the feedback guys.Might give it a miss by the sounds of it. Spend my money on a couple of slabs of beer.
Cheers
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Reply By: BOBA74 - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 00:20

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 00:20
Had one on a Landcruiser FJ60 (petrol&gas) and did get economy benefits, extra 40km out of tank of gas, can't say there was extra power. It appears to me that when they do work it is on old gas guzzler motors. Don't think I would bother with something that has a modern efficient engine like your pajero. Go the filter and exhaust route instead.

Cheers,
Mark.
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