eco shot

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2008 at 15:12
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Reply By: Twinkles - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:37

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:37
Ask Lucy/Ken. He has it on his Troopy. He's very happy.
What do you drive?
I have a Hilux with EcoShot. It works better on the 4.2 motor than my 3 ltr.
I had problems with a clattery noise, probably pre ignition. They moved the input hose further from the turbo. Improved it dramatically. Still not 100% happy but getting there. Apparently most cars don't have problems.
It gives better acceleration and for longer, more like a petrol car. I get better fuel economy when towing, but not much more around town.
The fellow that fitted mine was dreadful, damaged some wiring and stripped screws, I'd never recommend or go back to him. The importer and distributor of EcoShot has looked after me really well.
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:56

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:56
had mine done about 4 weeks back. Went away to N Stradbroke for a couple of weeks towing 1500kg camper + family and fully loaded car. So, not typical driving, and I've yet to get back to normal for long enough to do a normal comparison. But......the claimed 30% increase in power, I can well believe. First thing I did when I picked the car up was go up two (different) local hills that I'd normally have to drop down a gear to get up. It sailed up without hesitation and without dropping gear. Going away with camper I achieved speeds that I could no way have got up to with the old/original set up, especially up hills that I've been up many times before (ie: those big uns N of Buladelah on the Pac Hwy). On the way back, we went through Woodenbong/Urbenville/Tenterfield. Now, believe me, they had some serious hills and it got up lots and lots better than the old one would. Having said all that, my fuel consumption is only marginally better. I have booked it in and they assure me that it should only be a matter of making acouple of alterations to settings (turning a nut here and a screw driver job there) whilst I wait. I told him what I've posted here and he said, "nah, you should get better fuel economy than that. Bring it in and we'll tweak it". The vehicle is a '96 Defender, which is excellent on fuel economy anyway but I'm looking for at least 10% better - they reckon I'll do better than 10%. I'll let you know how I go, but it's booked in next Friday and it'll take a couple of weeks' driving to get the stats. btw, one of the blokes who worked on it has a LC80 series diesel and tows a caravan so he seems to be on the right wavelength. It was Eco-shot and it cost $3600 and I got the $2000 back within a week of submitting the forms. I'm on the NSW Central Coast and can refer anyone to this bloke if it comes out OK.
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 19:05

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 19:05
Hi Malcolm,

In case yiou may not be aware there are suggestions that the $2000 Federal subsidy will change in next weeks budget.
Some (on this Forum) have stated it is to be abolished but my gut feeling is Rudd will reduce it - possible to half ($1000).
Anyway all will be revealed on May 13.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 20:42

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 20:42
that's what prompted me to stop dithering and move
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 22:19

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 22:19
19 mins ago eco-shot boss said the rebate will stay as per statement by PM in Melb Sun.....I am going for it .... he reckons at least 25% econ improvement....silverback
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