Fuelsaving Devices debunked

Submitted: Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:54
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One of the guys posted this link on the Pajero Club forum. Good read.


Tony's Guide to Fuel saving gadgets
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:23

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:23
An interesting article. This should upset some of the 'believers' who swear by such devices as a means to improved power or reduced fuel consumption.
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:35

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:35
An appalling article. If people are allowed and encouraged to read stuff like this, next they will stop believing in Father Xmas and then where will this country be??

Good post that says it all.
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Reply By: troopyman - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:36

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:36
I find diesel is best in a diesel and normal oil cleans the engine internally as its black in a short time . Driving at 90klms/hr on the highway rather than 110klms/hr improves my fuel economy and so does taking the roof rack off when not needed .
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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:38

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:38
agree
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:33

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:33
Me too
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:43

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:43
Yep - all interesting - even though I'm a gadjet man to an extent, I've never been moved to try any of the fuel toys.............
as an aside though, on the subject of scams...... this bloke tells us he has qualifications and experience to burn and his only motivation for all of this is the salvation of mankind...... he even has a page dedicated to contacting him........ and a bio page too....... but unless I've missed it, who the hell is he ? Could his name be "mail2" ? Even forum users here often add their names to posts while heading with a screen name (and we don't claim to be saving humanity from scammers :-o).
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Follow Up By: ross - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:04

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:04
Tony's site has been around for ages. At least in the 3-4 years that I have had a computer.

I guess ,like most of us he doesnt like to give out his full name and address on the net.
He does however encourage people to contact him.

His motivation? I imagine after doing 4-5 years at university and working all his life in the automotive industry,he gets annoyed when he sees people making outrageous claims about fuel saver gadgets.

All that is on his site has been backed up by well known motoring organisations and govt depts
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Reply By: ross - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:45

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:45
Anyone who believes in those devices is either an idiot or never did science at high school.


Another good debunking is the one Popular Mechanics did last year.

One of the devices even caused a fire LOL

http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1802932.html

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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:53

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:53
Bit harsh Ross ? I'll bet many people who have given these products a try (some with money back guarantees) did do science at school and clearly are not idiots.
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Follow Up By: ross - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:46

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:46
Well they didnt listen too well and when they keep defending a product when all the proven evidence is against ,they are idiots in my book.

Anyone who did science would have a rough idea fuel molecules are not polarised by magnetism.(at least not in the way they describe)

Any thinking person would understand that air is aready highly turbulated before its gets to the combustion chamber.

Any thnking person would be asking why the big car companies haven't fitted it to new vehicles.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:23

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:23
Comeon what about the Hi-Flo..?? It swirls the air and therefore makes a better combustion. Combustion was later verified as that of the Hi-Flo marketing people.!
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Follow Up By: ross - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:50

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:50
What about the fridge magnet that is atteched to the underneath of the fuel tank and polarises 60 litres of fuel.

Imagine being in 1st place at Bathurst and your fridge magnet falls off LOL
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:03

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:03
How about water injection then.

That in theory works by increasing the density of the fuel air charge. And not only that cleans the combustion chamber of carbons.

Mind you the EPA didn't like it! remember the old boeing 707's and there trail of black smoke during take off.
That was due to the water injection adding an extra 10% percent of take off thrust!... but carrying the extra fuel to then carry the extra water seemed to even things out again.

But in a car surely water injection is still viable.
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Follow Up By: BuggerBoggedAgain - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:43

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:43
Reminds me of the time when the missus rang me to tell me the engine has flooded and the car wouldn't start.
I told her to call NRMA.
She said the car was on the bottom of our pool, lol lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 17:07

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 17:07
The trouble with water injection is that shortly the water will be more expensive than the fuel, at least in SA and Vic.
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