Fitch Fuel Catalyst

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 06:30
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I'm looking into these for my cruiser and after some info on these

if anyone knows about them or has one etc ,thanks
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Reply By: 944runner - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:48

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:48
I am also interested in them after reading about them on their web site, has any one got one and what sort of results do you get, recommended??
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:57

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:57
Today Tonight had a segment the other night......
its been asked before.....if it really works why dont car manufacturers fit them as standard or least an optional extra to promote their vehicles fuel efficiency
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 09:03

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 09:03
The orbital engine also works... and Ford bought the rights from Ralph Sarich.

It's still sitting on a dusty shelf somewhere.....
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 10:59

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 10:59
Orbital: I think Ford bought the rights to the fuel injection technology (along with a few other large mfrs), not the actual orbital. Orbital were running a few small European Fords around Perth a few years ago running a 2-stroke engine with Orbital injection technology. The orbital engine itself was canned in the late '70's as too difficult.
Funny Ralph Sarich sold his shares and got into property development....

Today Tonight - another advertorial, Nudenut?

Gerry
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:09

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:09
Hmmm... that rings a bell. Weren't "rotary valves" part of the design? I think they were also tested on a Ducati bike - replacing the desmogromic ("Desmo")l valves.... could be wrong but.
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Follow Up By: viz - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:21

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:21
Drove a ford Fiesta with a 2-stroke in it that had Orbital technology when I was in Darwin. Quite an interesting car to drive. Nothing happened under 3000 rpm, then all hell broke loose to about 4500 rpm, with nothing left at 5000. As long as you kept it in the power band it actually was quite exciting to drive (if any Ford fiesta could be called exciting... ;)

I quite enjoyed it actually. Very economical, no fumes and burnt stuff all oil.

/viz
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Follow Up By: mik_wright - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:22

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:22
with that argument every new car would be as safe as a Volvo/Mercededs as powerful as a Tank and as fuel efficient as a Prius or as useful as a fully tricked-out fourby. They aren't so each must be a compromise on what people are prepared to pay...
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:22

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:22
i think orbital have given up on the engine and concentrate their efforts into fuel injection
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 09:51

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 09:51
Do a google and you will be surprised with the results.
Also research this sit plus outer limits and overlander sites.
In short, most think that these things are a come on and this includes the Hiclone.

Me, I tried the Hiclone and it was afailure in my last petrol 4B.
There was an interesting link somewhere in this forum.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:16

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:16
HI MIck.Try it its guaranteed for 90 days you have nothing to lose but ALL to gain i have been using it for the past 4years and it has recouped its cost manytimes over in more ways than one. My cruiser used to acheive 7.4 klms per litre and now constantly returns8.7 and beyond and it has 460,000+ on the clock with the original inj pump and blows no smoke at cold start I am very happy with the unit. Have it fitted and then post your result
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:58
Recouped the cost in your mind maybe - but not in this reality - all scientific tests have shown it fails. Facts not testimonials are what count.
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:43

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:43
G'day Mick,
Better still, don't spend your money yet and wait for F4phantom to post his results, he is testing one now. Unlike others on this site he is not trying to flog them through his workshop, so we should get an unbiased opinion. Do search, plenty said on it.

Avagoodn
Pezza
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 18:46

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 18:46
Hey Mick, i put the fitch on not long ago, i have only done a tank and a bit. initially it went up to 15L per 100km (up from 10 - 12L) so i was a bit annoyed but the guy told me that may happen. Today i noticed it is back near the 10L mark. I hope it goes a bit lower to make it worth while. I will make a post about it if the figures improve becuase i think most people here would be intereted in knowing. I have also fitted larger outer diameter MT tyres on the vehicle and i think these use more fuel compared with road 16 inch rim tyres. Anyway, i have not seen any benefit but am kind of relieved right now as at least i am using the same fuel as before, not more. My next tank will be interesting. Save your money for now. FIY on the post about the hiclone there are a few guys saying they work well on non turbo diesels, maybe i should get one of those too! I wish i could know if they worked as i am keenly interested in fuel economy.
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:16

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:16
Try a Smart Diesel - 3.4 litres per 100k. Can't do much better than that unless you don't start your engine.
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Reply By: Robert K (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 22:59

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 22:59
Going back to Garrycol 12/7/05 remark "all scientific test have shown it fails" -what does this mean? Can he support this quoted remark with facts that prove his point in relation to the Fitch precombustion catalyst. If he can then the USA Envirnomental Protection Agency should quickly wake up to the delusion that they have been under for 10 years now. Along with other serious mechanical engineers and fuel scientists who have evelated the Fitch fuel catalyst by using high quality reliable and repeatable engine measurement units where the addition of a Fitch catalyst has been stated as the only variable being used on a top quality test engine.
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