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Old 05-22-2011, 02:04 AM   #43
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+1 on the bunk diagnosis. Propane injection for diesels is another story, there is actually a measurable (but small) performance/economy improvement because the propane burn increases the efficiency of the diesel burn. Spark ignition engines run fine on hydrogen, but H2 isn't free.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #44
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The "best" and easiest mod I ever did on TV.

85 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360ci weak V/8

Water Injection..Bosch cold start fuel injector spraying a mixture of washer solvent and water directly into the top of the air-cleaner, activated by a throttle switch set at 3/4.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:01 AM   #45
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Water injection? Interesting that this has come up in this same forum topic before, but regarding WWII fighter planes -- post in Better MPG- Real or Scam?

Washer solvent? Really? Guess it's the alcohol.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #46
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Washer solvent? Really? Guess it's the alcohol.

Yep...and cheep too.

Uphill towing with that 360, critical temp in no time.
The WI helped cool things down under load. Washed down the cylinders pretty good too.
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And the water component of the washer fluid provides extra expansion force as steam. Clever...
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Not me clever Bob...

I was mentored years ago by a German knuckle-buster who told me all about the various methods they used to power their vehicles during WWII. Coal & wood gasification being one of the most intriguing. He had a truck powered by coal with water injection.

I just adapted what was passed on to me.

"The process of producing energy using the gasification method has been in use for more than 180 years. During that time coal and peat were used to power these plants. Initially developed to produce town gas for lighting & cooking in 1800s, this was replaced by electricity and natural gas, it was also used in blast furnaces but the bigger role was played in the production of synthetic chemicals where it has been in use since the 1920s.
During both world wars especially the Second World War the need of gasification produced fuel reemerged due to the shortage of petroleum.[4] Wood gas generators, called Gasogene or Gazogène, were used to power motor vehicles in Europe. By 1945 there were trucks, buses and agricultural machines that were powered by gasification. It is estimated that there were close to 9,000,000 vehicles running on producer gas all over the world."
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alignment in phoenix

OK guys, I've got a new one for you. The 345 now needs an alignment because there are new bells on the crank arms. Anyone have someone here in Phoenix that can do this?
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OK guys, I've got a new one for you. The 345 now needs an alignment because there are new bells on the crank arms. Anyone have someone here in Phoenix that can do this?
I'd recommend posting this question somewhere else, like the "Mechanics' Corner" section of the Motorhome forum, since people who aren't interested in the "H2 Pure Power" snake-oil might not visit this thread, and the thread title doesn't tell anyone there's a question about MoHo alignment in the thread.

Oh, and I have nothing useful to add about the alignment itself, I'm afraid.
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I'm a total skeptic like most of the people who commented here.

There are doubtless folks who have bought this doodad and are convinced it has improved their mileage.

But if it has worked for them, then IMHO any improvement has almost certainly been related to changes in their own driving habits - albeit possibly subconscious, by reducing their average speed, accelerating more slowly, anticipating stops, all because they really want to help the device work!


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