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Old 06-01-2003, 04:28   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap Performance enhancer...

Has anyone ever come across or used one of these "hiclone" things? Do you know if they work? Are they worth it? They claim like 15% reduction in fuel economy or an increase in power, depending on where they're palced...for $160 that sounds pretty good....but is it a scam?
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I honestly couldnt tell ya mate. I have a friend that fitted 2 into his Fairlane & he swears by it..
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Yep - they work nearly as good as the 12 volt air pumps! (read cheap and ineffective supercharger type device).
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Maybe a psychological thing, maybe after having installed these things, people are less lead footed in the hope of increasing economy.

In which case, Yes!, they do work but save yourself the $160 and just go lighter on the right foot.
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Old 06-01-2003, 07:49   #6 (permalink)
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Nah they do actually work... they had some thing on today/tonight or some show like that ages ago where they reviewed all these cheap engine enhancement devices.

Seeing that the show caters to middle age whingers, they only talked about emmissions and fuel economy and not power. The cyclone like all the others didn't have any real change in fuel economy. But what I did notice was that emissions was way down on the cyclone... which makes me think thats it's burning the petrol much more effeciently then normal.

Still I wouldn't pay $160 for a fancy shaped coke can
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they do work for fuel economy to some extent. But of course atmospheric conditions will affect your mileage as well. I would avoid them to be honest. They were popular here for a while.
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