Fitch update?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:27
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Calling Roachie. How about we get a mid Friday afternoon update on the Fritch experiment? Guess it hasn't arrived yet or not yet fitted - still reading the manual? Or has it been too good and you're keeping the news from us all?

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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:40

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:40
Yeah how about it, it's time for the Friday funnies :-))
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:42

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:42
I'm sure Roachie will post when he gets back from the snake oil shop. ; )
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:48

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:48
Hello Patrolman Pat and Peter McG (and Roachie too I guess) - I wonder how Roachie finds time to go to work.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:16

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:16
Okay Okay Okay......

Looks like you might all have to start thinking that anybody with the first name of "Bill" needs to be steered clear of, lest they try to entice you with their charms and tall stories...hahahaha

The Fitch arrived on Monday in good shape and was fitted to the motor in about 20 minutes. The hardest part was finding somewhere to put it. In the end I had to remove the Morisons Debug unit and mount the Fitch on the top of the inlet manifold just above the fuel pump. The other time consuming part was that the existing hose from the filter to the pump was not long enough to reach up to the top of the Fitch, so I had to contort myself to get to the bottom hose clamp on the pump, to remove the existing hose and fit a longer bit from it to the top of the Fitch. The other hose goes from the outlet side of the filter, to the bottom of the Fitch. Easy enough.

Now, I know you're not gunna believe me, but I swear that the bloody thing runs smoother, and starts easier now than it did before. With my dual battery set-up, I can isolate the 2nd battery whenever I like and i usually start it up each morning just using the main battery. If it's a cold morning, I switch on the 2nd battery and it starts MUCH easier with the 2 batteries in parralel. Well, since fitting the Fitch, the starter motor fires the donk up (with only the main battery "ON"), just like it does with the 2 batteries linked.....IE: less cranking time.

Idle seems a bit smoother and no black smoke on start up....(note: with my 3" exhaust having the tail pipe exiting out the side, behind the rear tyre, I can see the exhaust in the passenger's side mirror).

Too early to tell yet as to whether the mileage is gunna improve......we'll have to wait and see.

So far so good.....I'm impressed. Don't forget, I've got reason to say these things just to make myself feel better for shelling out the buck$, as I know I can get a refund if I don't like the result after 90 days or so.

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:52

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:52
Bloody hell Roachie, don't give him any more material to use i.e. easier starting for tanks :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:57

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:57
the army will em eh gramps
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 18:11

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 18:11
After some of the recent crap re military supplies/tenders, nothing would surprise me MN1.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:52

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 19:52
"Mount the Fitch on the top of the inlet manifold just above the fuel pump"
Hmmm!!!! Did you consult the real Bill S over fitting in that location?
You sure it won't void the warranty / money back guarantee thingy????

I'm sure Bill S would have said it needs to be fitted somewhere else to gain the real fuel performance that you may now miss out on by fitting it where you did. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:12

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:12
Hang on hasnt it been hot over there in the land of the mighty port power? this straight away would make for easier starting even in the morning with less smoke?
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:54

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:54
I think I may also have mentioned a long time ago that it was my $385 experiment that others can benefit from. Your figures are way better than mine ever were because I had not recorded them for as long as you. On my car the overpriced peach can works, it will be very (very very very very very very) interestiong to hear about your consumption. I also swore the first time I started the car that it was doing different things so I hear you, but because it is unquantifiable it hardly worth noting as it kind of sounds shifty and defensive. Good luck.

One thing is for sure, $385 aint really that much to throw on your car for an earnest test, most people pay more than that on crap they dont need, half a moths car payment, half hour at crown cassino (not a fair service or product), or 3 months worth of mars bars!
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:00

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:00
Bill,

Which one did you fit? F300 I guess?

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:21

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:21
Yes mate, F300. $510-....ouch
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:57

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:57
"In the end I had to remove the Morisons Debug unit "
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"Now, I know you're not gunna believe me, but I swear that the bloody thing runs smoother, and starts easier now than it did before."

.... removing debug unit made it run smoother and start easier you say?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 00:00

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 00:00
Good point Bruce.
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Reply By: Jarse - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:27

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:27
I just wish somebody would cut one in half and tell us all what's inside.

Personally, I reckon it's highly solidified snake oil - the same stuff as in Brockie's "Energy Polariser". Nyuk nyuk nyuk.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:33

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:33
Dunno Jarse.....it does sort of "rattle" a bit before it is mounted and gets filled with fuel.
I don't give a rats bum if it's full of jelly beans as long as it does what it's supposed to do.
I'm known for giving things a fair go........the ShuRoo......the Morison's DeBug.......the CounterAct Rust Prevention system etc etc. If I don't think something works (for me), I get rid of it....hence no GPS will be found in my Patrol any longer.....it worked okay, but I'm a stubby short of a 6 pack when it comes to understanding these bloody things and OziExplorer etc, so....SOLD
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:05

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:05
"If I don't think something works (for me), I get rid of it"

Besides which you must have so much on now that when you have to squish something else in, something will have to come off!

Reminds me of that old beer commercial with the tower of slabs in the ute - "Better chuck a bottle of sherry on for the Sheila's" and the back suspension collapses. Good thing you have the Lovells springs,
TJM XGS shockers and Polyairs or this would have happened long ago. :o)

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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:20

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:20
OK what the hells a Fitch?

I've heard of a snitch..... and I know about snake oil.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:58

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:58
whats a snitch? Ive heard of a snatch...
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 01:03

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 01:03
Ozdyssey,

In your membership package did'nt it say you were allowed to ask any questions at all EXCEPT the one you have asked ? :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 20:54

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 20:54
OK GUYS & Gals, I just could not help but to answer this question BY odyssey quote whats a FITCH.
Well here goes a FITCH is a fuel catalyst that is helping AUSTRALIA and its people who drive motor vehicles by,
1/ Reducung exhaust pollutants by up to 50% +
2 Saving the average motorist more than a litre of fuel for every 100klms driven.
3/Reducing pollutants into the engine oil by up to 70%.
4/ Gaining between 5%&10% power increase.
5/ Extending the life of injectors and inj pumps.
6/ dramatically extending the life of exhaust CATALYSTS,this is brought about by the better burn of the fuel,
Down side[ You must pay for it) Thats 6 to 1 odds not bad
For further information read the LAND 2/2/06 page 32 new products.
OR consult www.fitchcatalyst .com.au.
Hop it answers the question. Regards BILLS
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:58

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:58
Doh !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:00
like stink on chit.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:12

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:12
Yep. Maybe Ozdyssey's in cahoots with Bill S ? Roachie just can't help himself. I think he's just run out of gadgets to attach to the truck :)))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:54

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:54
im shocked he REMOVED something to fit something else...

Waiting for him to fit Supersingles to the steer of it, and duals to the rear with a lazy on the arse..
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 02:06

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 02:06
"Waiting for him to fit Supersingles to the steer of it, and duals to the rear with a lazy on the arse.. "

Hahahahaha ... I have no idea what it all means but guess part of it is dual rear wheels (i.e. two each side). After that I'm lost LOLOL
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Follow Up By: theshadows - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 13:05

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 13:05
Got to go for that fifth wheel as well gramps with all that junk he will need a 48 foot pan on the back to cart it along...

shadow
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 14:50

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 14:50
Gramps.
Google for super singles, they are the wide tires you see on semi trailers instead of duals on trailers, and sometimes you see them on the steer as well..

something like 385 x 22.5 18 PLY
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Follow Up By: gramps - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:27

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:27
Shadow,

With the Ultimate Camper behind he'd be well and truly in road train territory :))))))

Truckster,

Thanks for that. You've probably given him more to think about LOLOL
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:29

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:29
Dang, never thought of it that way :( ;)
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Reply By: Eddy - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:51

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:51
I am as always , a bit confused.

I don't have a fitch or any other brand of fuel catalyst, but I do have a catalytic converter on a vehicle I own.
Apparently they work on similar principle ( have a look at the definition of a catalyst )

I have seen fuel catalysts as I have said in a previouse post or reply ( sorry too lazy to a search tonight )

So as they have no moving parts, that most of us can understand, how can we tell if they are working or not?

I reckon it would be nice if they had a "TEST" button on them to reasure us.

(Gee I hope my catalytic converter is still working, might have to book it in to an authorised dealership next week and get it checked. Better half might start worrying otherwise!)

I KNOW my catalytic converter works. (other wise I would have to buy a new one, wouldn't I )
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 11:34

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 11:34
"So as they have no moving parts, that most of us can understand, how can we tell if they are working or not?"

Bingo Eddy, you've just stumble upon the perfect object to sell, now all you have to do is link the above object to some yank style advertising ie. ' If you tell people that it's a good thing, enough times, they will eventually believe it '
Get a smart lawyer to word your warranty, so there is no recourse,
then sit back and wait for the money to roll in!

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 17:06

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 17:06
Off subject, Pezza ,rig pic taken at Borumba deer farm ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 18:43

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 18:43
Certainly is mate, only had this GU for a couple of months. so don,t have too many pics of it.
That was the EO gathering we had there a couple of weeks ago.
I gather you've been there, beautiful spot.

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