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Old 03-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Improve Fuel Efficiency by over 15%???

Does anyone have any info. on the following device?

A Current Regulating Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Booster. Its advertised in the most recent Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. It plugs into the DC outlet and " stabilizes the electrical currect flowing into the ECU ( the computer that controls the engine's fuel injection and ignition systems) to improve gas mileage". It works by mitigating electrical interference from the lights, stero, etc. that can negatively affect the ECU's ability to optimize fuel injection and efficiency. It is supposed to increase fuel efficiency by 20% +. It cost $80.

We have purchased several other items from this vendor and have been pleased with all of them. Plus thay have a no questions asked lifetime guarantee.

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Old 03-29-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Well when it comes to something like that,it sounds like 2006 Bambi for $3800.,but try it if it works let us know ,5% would help me. Dave
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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if it was that easy, I would ask, why the major car factories do not use it, they are under the gun to improve mpg, and 20% would get thier attention. I call BS
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
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I don't really see how "electrically" that can be - plus there are already "filters" protecting the ECU....

As other have said - if it were that easy the manufactures would already be doing it - we know how important gas mileage has been lately when selling a car....

My feedback - don't mess with anything that messes with your electronics on your vehicle - I still get shivers back when my "LED" trailer lights were "wigging" out my Cayenne.....
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Thanks, guys. I kindda thought as much.

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:22 PM   #7
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we once had a scam in the netherlands. for 25 guilders (10 euros) you would be sent the latest in fuel efficiency gadgets.... turning out to be a log of wood with instructions how to fit under your gas pedal.....

Actually, come to think of it, when fitted it would have lowered consumption so it wasn't a scam at all....

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Reminds me of a couple of recent schemes: the "Tornado" you put in your air intake and another using water and electricity to generate hydrogen gas. Lots of others in the past, but I never met anyone who said any of these work. You could be the first. Let me know.

The one device that does look like it will save a couple of gallons is installing a vacuum gauge, but this has been around for ever.
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Claims like these have been around since the Model T days. There have been literally thousands of such devices "invented " over the years. I don't know of a single one that had any substance to it.

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No guys, go with magnets. The very strong rare-earth magnets have taken the science to an entirely new level. Properly installed, these will align and spin the molecules so the gas/air mixture more efficiently atomizes. Combustion is greatly increased. NOT. If it sounds too good . . .

We tried this on our cooling towers over 20 years ago. The vendor provided them free, we installed and monitored very very closely with excellent DDC system and corrosion coupons. Claim was to reduce the chemicals needed to reduce corrosion. The corrosion coupons fairly promptly showed the claims were baloney, we ended the test early.
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JC Whitney had a plethora of these devices in their catalog. I figure if you put them all in with 10% here and 10% there you could drive forever on one tank of gas. There were 2 devices that actually worked, water injection and high intensity spark plugs. Only problem with the water injector is you had to stop about every mile to adjust it. Only one problem with the new fangled spark plug was it burned a hole through your piston head.
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Thumbs up Maybe the carmakers have been using this, for the last 2 years.

Applications for this device have a strange limit: Not for use with cars made within the lst 2 years. A huckster will take every buyer he can, and the newest cars get the most $$ spent on trying to improved performance. Why would the maker removed the 2 most profitable years of gizmo buyers unless he knew this he had a gizmo that 'Detroit' put into play 2 years ago?

Anyone know someone else besides HS that sells it?
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