Fuel Saving Device

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:09
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I hate to do this as it will bring all the disbelievers.
This afternoon I caught the tail end of an interview on 6PR with Bob Maumill and a University research person from Murdoch Uni. They were talking about a product that has been researched and will save 18% (average) in fuel both petrol and diesel - I did not get the name of the product or even how it works - did anyone hear the interview or know of this product .The professor (?) claimed to have no connection to the product but thought autobahn sold it. Claimed to have fitted to City of Canning vehicles and carried out tests to prove the results

Bob Maumill (radio presenter) thought it sounded wonderful

Anyone know what it would be
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:14

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:14
Hiclone or futch?
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Reply By: andyroo - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:21

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:21
Theres also some magnet technology coming to Australia from Uk called ECOFLOW or something i recently purchased one and fitted it on the fuel line. Apparently seperates the fuel allowing it to burn much more efficiently. So i'll see how that goes. Testing done in the UK seems to say it was successful.
Heard also that the same thing was actually used on the Spitfires in WW2 to make them use the fuel more efficiently.

Got a 90 day money back guarentee with it as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:08

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:08
The Spitifres used a device similar to the Fitch but only in Russia, because of the low octane fuel there.
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Follow Up By: Middle Jeff - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:44

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:44
Hi

My company imports over a hundred tons of magnet material a year and I know all about the stuff you are talking about. I do not have one on my fuel lines or anywhere else on my car, water pipes or under my bed or strapped to my wrist, back or neck. So can you guess what I think.

Have fun

Craig
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:59

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:59
Maybe the promoters supplied the fuel for the test.....?
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:16

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:16
Funny I just saw the magnetic thing on Mythbuster this morning as well as some super carby and some acetone mixture. As expected the myths were BUSTED big Time. In fact the acetone mix increased consumption.

The only success they had was straining used cooking oil and running a mercedes Diesel on it with no mods. But it went from 34 MPG to 30 MPG....
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Reply By: Star Bug - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:43

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:43
No they dont work, and it dosent mater how much we believe or would like them to work... "yah canna change the laws of physics"

The problem with IC (internal combustion) engines is not that they dont burn fuel efiecently. They do around 98 to 99%. The problem is most of the energy produced, around 70%, is wasted as heat.

Magnets, catylists, hyclones are all snake oil are im afraid.

The best magnet device is to use it to erase the magnetic strip on your eftpos and credit cards. It'll stop you buying rubbish fuel saving devices.

A little reading here....
http://www.fuelsaving.info/index.htm
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Reply By: Member - desray (WA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:14

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:14
If any of these devices were any good the car manufacture would fit them from new , it makes their car easier to sell if it uses less fuel . What usually happens is the car goes in for a service and tune up and the " device " is fitted , the car runs better and uses less fuel because of the tune up , not the " bits " added on .
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Reply By: dedabato (SA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:17

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:17
Fuel "saving" devices, and why you should avoid them

Almost since the car was invented, people have been offering miracle devices that allegedly give greatly improved fuel consumption. None have ever been rigorously proved to give worthwhile savings, yet hundreds of products of this type are still widely sold - especially on the Internet, where they are free from regulation. As a professional automotive engineer with many years' experience developing improved-economy engines, I have become increasingly annoyed by the half-truths and sometimes downright lies told by many makers and sellers of such devices, to part customers from their hard-earned cash. This section explains the engineering reality behind the claims.
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Follow Up By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:24

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:24
I think they were talking about a magnet - the "professor" said something about changing the molecular structure (dont quote me I was driving in the car and not really listening)
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:24

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:24
I saw that - YES it does WORK and best of all it costs LESS than 5c
it is a peice of string, instructions are
1) tie end to accelarator
2) tie other end to left testicle
3) enjoy fuel savings

While studys did find it worked it seemed it only had a fuel svaing effec for 1/2 the people tested
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Follow Up By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:31

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:31
Davoe are you saying that some males would achieve a fuel saving while the ladies would not?? But where would they tie ...... hmmm no I wont go there
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Reply By: andyroo - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:42

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:42
Well im going to give it a go anyway. If it doesn't work then i get my money back. However these have been tested at the english testing site and have proven to give up to 20% saving. If you guys aren't willing to try and have an open mind its not my problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:46

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:46
You will probably find it harder to get your money back than it was to achieve the claimed advantages of the product.

Unless the so called English testing site publishes their results and has them verified by a reputable agency its all heresay.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:30

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:30
Yeah send them a Post Dated Cheque, to be honoured in 90 days
if the Fuel Saver is Rubbish, cancell the Cheque, see if they are
fair dinkum about the product.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:35

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:35
Don't Landrovers come from the UK, Solihull I believe? Now if the leak-free Defenders come from there then the fuelsaver must be a goer ;-p

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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:25

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:25
andyroo you go for it mate and keep us posted on how much you are saving. We'll just sit here and go green with envy when your fuel saving figures start rolling in.

ya gotta love a money back guarantee. can't lose can you?

Good Luck with it
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Follow Up By: Middle Jeff - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 19:01

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 19:01
Hi

Just remember we are in the southern hemisphere and you will need to reverse the polarity :)

Have fun

Craig
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 07:35

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 07:35
Trekkie
If anything I like your choice of radio station , best in Perth eh.
Was good too when Liam Bartlett was doing the morning show.

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Follow Up By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:02

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:02
Doug
Yep I usually listen to them - I like Maumill and Sattler

But No-one has given me the name of the product that was talked about. The next post talks about an Ioniser - maybe that was what they were on about
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Reply By: disco driver - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:25

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:25
Even the late great Peter Brock got sucked into promoting (in a BIG way) a "Fuel Ioniser" that was alleged to align the fuel molecules and thus improve fuel economy, power and response to throttle.

Needless to say, it didn't work and the whole issue did little for his reputation.

As others have said on more than one occasion (with reference to this issue), "A fool and his money are so easily parted."

Again "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"

Disco.

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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:56

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:56
Trekkie,

It wasnt Fuelmate by any chance was it.

It supposedly uses the same technology that the Spitfires used in Russia during the second world war.

Dont know much more than that, and have no association with them.

Cheers,

Cruiser

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Reply By: coopers - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 17:38

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 17:38
Peter Brocks was an energy polarizer but the results were the same all claims no proof
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