Anyone tried one of these on their early Falcon? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-XK-XL-XM...ayphotohosting
Call me sceptical but I can't see how running you fuel through it can do anything to the fuel that will stop your car pinging and prevent valve seat recession as claimed unless it addslubricant or octane booster to the fuel? Anyone understand the science behind it? How long are they supposed to last? Please no replies like "I think they are a load of crap" They may well be but has is anyone going to admit to actually having tried one and whet were the results?
Have no idea about the device, but if you seriously wanted to know whether this thing had done anything like they claim, you could email other eBay users who have bought them.
Personally I tend to take these kinds of things with a grain of salt, but if there's sound science behind it, who knows? A catalytic converter changes the nature of exhaust gas on the way out, so it's not impossible.
Every little bit helps, the way that fuel prices are going these days. If you find out anything let us know.
Most likely the claims are overstated and I would not be bothered but I understand they run the fuel through Nickel inside the device and a small portion of the Nickel goes in the fuel and delivers all these fantastic benefits.
Im not sure if that particular one does this but I think thats how they work and perhaps others use a different metal inside it to make the claims.
i was keen on getting something like that for my car as well but then i read up on the "fuel saving devices" on the internet and it said that they usually full of sh*t. Some even make the fuel compsumsion worse. Research the item on the intenet and see what independent studies have found out and then make your decision
Its only illegal if you get caught!!!
Didn't the Mothballs test on Mythbusters come up with good results though?
Hey you're right, I totally forgot about that one.
The mothballs gave the fuel more octane & made the engine rev more happily. :D
They also busted sugar in the gas tank & firing bullets into the tank didn't make the car explode like on the movies.
IT uses a tin catalyst.and is supposed to last 500,000 km's.
from there web site
Minuscule particles of metallic tin from the Fuelstar canister provide a more complete and more controlled combustion, similar to that provided by tetra-ethyl lead. The tin particles are oxidised during the combustion process, forming a refractory or ceramic type coating on cylinder and piston heads and valve-mating surfaces. This coating on the valve-mating surfaces, coupled with lower exhaust gas temperatures, eliminates fusion of the metal. (Such fusion is the cause of valve seat recession.) blah blah blah
So the tin is supposed to do the job that lead did .
If you used leaded fuel for 500,000 km's then you would have used around 5 kilos of lead .
So how big is that cannister?
What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin'? Well you're not! You're not! You're no crazier than the average asshole out walkin' around on the streets and that's it.
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