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    Default Claimed petrol/diesal saving device?

    On one of my usual crawls around the well known comedy site eBay.
    I came across this device :

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...7640&Category=

    Its "CLAIMED" that this thing can save petrol, being a curious kinda guy I just wanted to ask has anyone seen this or anything similer?
    Is there any science behind it?
    Or does this belong in the trash like the rest of these so-called performace parts that seem to be shiney and do nothing?

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    I may buy one to reasearch, well rip apart and totally disprove or prove the so called benifits (I get quite bored you see)

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    oh how we love these things on this forum

    maybe we should get P brock in here as well to explain the polariser while we are at it
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    Wow, i got as far as the first graph,

    no named axis on a graph im guessing shows more power to 2500revs but less from there on
    test engine a 6 litre 6 cylinder engine

    wonder what they got that out of.

    Yeah , looks real legit to me
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    Gold - well worth a read

    I particularly liked this bit:

    It is a permanentand completely autonomous tool. When it is installed, it doesn’t need nomore of servicing.
    I think you'd have to be a completely autonomous tool to buy one myself! On a personal note I loved how they lifted most of their graphics straight out of MS Office's clip-art collection!
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    I dunno guys, that Panda bear looks pretty convincing!

    its rubbish, otherwise just put some magnets around your fuel line & watch your consumption drop!

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    the sad thing is, if you check the sellers feedback, people have actually bought that piece of poo ...

    and paid 50 euro!!!
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    I wouldn't touch it with a 40 foot clown pole
    That is, I very much doubt their claims
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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    its rubbish, otherwise just put some magnets around your fuel line & watch your consumption drop!
    You've got the magnets around the wrong way!

    Everybody knows that during the first world war it was used by English people on the airplanes in order to reduce the smokes , avoiding in this way to be intercepted during the flight.
    It's like a quit campaign
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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    its rubbish, otherwise just put some magnets around your fuel line & watch your consumption drop!
    I remember seeing that here too, more crap no doubt
    Think about it, if such a simply device would work, why has no car maker stuck them on the car?

    Who remembers the EcoTek CB26P is that thing still availible?

    I saw some of those mobile phone signal boosters on TV the other day and they was proved to not do anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASTEVE
    You've got the magnets around the wrong way!
    Are you saying put them inside the fuel line, thus blocking fuel flow so you don't use any? That would certainly cut fuel consumption
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    Default Synchrotron

    I think if I could build I synchrotron 'type' device around my fuel lines, I might be able to get an extra 5 MPG.

    Monash-ers, what is a synchrotron? I think it'll save my fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucin
    the sad thing is, if you check the sellers feedback, people have actually bought that piece of poo ...

    and paid 50 euro!!!
    and is feedback is 100%.

    that must be only for prompt delivery surely.
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    Maybe this "THING" gives the owner a Placebo effect?
    The power of suggestion is a powerfull weapon

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    All those certifications tho. How could it not be true??



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    I found another!

    http://www.thanedirect.co.uk/product...ne/cyclone.php

    Not too sure what this thing does saw it on TV and found there website.
    Seems to work off the principal as them EcoTek CB26P thingys, but im not too sure

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    Have a look at this mob.

    http://www.fitchcatalyst.com.au/

    It's a similar device which can be installed between a cars fuel line and claims upto a 20% increase in fuel economy. Plus they also sell another device which works exactly the same way but is inserted into the actual fuel tank and left in there forever, I think these devices are claimed to last quite a while.

    But I think they are pretty expensive.

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    Here's a 100% way to decrease your fuel economy by up to 100%!!!!!!

    Its insane & i've been using it heaps lately...


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    Nate thats eXXXtreme!
    Desperate times call for desperate measures and Nates surely is. Can you tell me if that is compatible with the Citroen/Peugeot range of cars?

    I found this one looks like that Cyclone one I saw earlier :

    http://www.hicloneqld.com/

    That one that CoolClio posted man thats expensive!

    Another :

    Prozone fuel saver?

    http://www.fuelsaver.co.uk/products.html

    Most of these things seem to be some kind of inline filter addon.
    Has anyone actually took one apart to see whats inside?

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    yeah I know ay - its pretty expensive, it would be one to save up for, but I think you would reclaim that within a year or two from using less petrol.

    I first saw the fitch catalyst on "Today Tonight", they dyno tested something like a Toyota 4 Runner with and without to fuel device. By memory I think the vehicle gained 6hp, produced less emissions and obviously used less fuel.

    So I guess you can't say that it hasn't been tested & that it doesn't work, but hey that was on TV. The real proof would be to buy it, test it and if your unhappy return it.

    I doubt I'll ever buy one, I'll just 'try' to drive slower. I much rather buy a hybrid car when I need a new car in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolclio
    I first saw the fitch catalyst on "Today Tonight", they dyno tested something like a Toyota 4 Runner with and without to fuel device. By memory I think the vehicle gained 6hp, produced less emissions and obviously used less fuel.
    The ex is in advertising & those "stories" are paid ads...
    They do a "story" on a "current affairs" show, then run the ad like crazy the next day & it really boosts sales...

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    Default Food for thought?

    Has anyone here heard of a catalytic converter in an exhaust system?

    Can you explain how it works (black magic)?

    I think there is fairly strong evidence that the catalyst changes the chemical properties of the exhaust gases and reduces noxious emissions. Strong enough evidence that virtually every car in the world built in the last 20 years has one fitted. Many tests have been carried out to "prove" this.

    Personally, I dont believe a word of it. The catalytic converter in our exhaust systems is just a con, which allows the manufacturer to make more money, in a conspiracy with the petrol companies to raise the cost of fuel by claiming that lead (the cheapest octane improver) is not compatible with the cat, and requiring more expensive additives to make unleaded fuel.

    Now, tell me again - running petrol through a catalyst has absolutely no way of changing the properties of the fuel and thereby changing its performance and output - it's complete bunkum. We know this.

    How come we weren't all smart enough to say this about the catalytic converter conspiracy?

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