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Old 09-19-2003, 00:10   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Economy scam?

Is this for real or is it just crap ?

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Old 09-19-2003, 00:13   #2 (permalink)
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There is some evidence to support it - but look at the cost versus benefit when considering it.

And above all - "buyer beware".
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Old 09-19-2003, 00:41   #3 (permalink)
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Of course it's crap. 15% more power 20% better fuel economy? So I guess ford spent all those millions developing VCT etc just for fun when they could have just wedged a stupid little plastic fan into the intake? If anything it's an obstruction and will hurt performance. Even worse than Brocky's 'polariser' LOL.
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Old 09-19-2003, 00:56   #4 (permalink)
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It would be ok to test it if it was like $20 but not at the price they want. Im guessing you could find the same thing a hell of alot cheaper somewhere else. I just wanna enhance fuel economy in the old ea
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Old 09-19-2003, 01:39   #5 (permalink)
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You know if you put 5 of those things in your car, you will end up draining the fuel from the tank.

Stay away from that kind of stuff, it doesn't work.
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Old 09-19-2003, 01:53   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel Economy scam?

They can actually work - but look at the cost, and how long it will take you to recoup the outlay.

Also, speak to the manufactuers - ask them about a guarentee. Ask what performance / fuel economy saving they are willing to stand behind. They should have data on previous installations on your model.

If they won't give any guarentee, ask about what conditions you can return it if you are not satisfied.

If there are none, then don't touch it.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:07   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel Economy scam?

That product reminds me of the "electronic turbocharger" which was really just a cpu fan in some pvc running off the car battery.


I hear the Brock Polarisers are a great buy. Think the BSR boys might have superceeded that product though with their own inventions. Heh - they could almost be responsible for this product......
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I had a mate who raced Formula V, he tested this device on a dyno and head flowbench and it made 1kw improvement each and every time, only thing he could put it down to was improved mixture / air turbulence for the burn.
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I had a mate who raced Formula V, he tested this device on a dyno and head flowbench and it made 1kw improvement each and every time, only thing he could put it down to was improved mixture / air turbulence for the burn.
that is exactly what it does. no magic, no smoke and mirrors, just a more efficient combustion.
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