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Old 10-28-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
(Just) Allan
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Fuel saving devices - do they do ANYTHING?

Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
their car (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line, fan blades inserted into
the air intake, etc.) and if these actually did anything for fuel
economy - or not.

Thanks for reading...

Allan.
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Old 10-28-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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"(Just) Allan" <justallan@COLDhotmail.com> wrote:

>Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
>their car:
> (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line,
>

My 240 had one of these on it when I bought it. Took it off
immediately. A recidivous concept. At least real snake oil gets you
drunk!

I put these in the same class as deer whistles.


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'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 10-28-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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fuel savings stratagy >>

cut back on driving......i
can see imediate results....

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Old 10-28-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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(Just) Allan wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
> their car (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line, fan blades inserted into
> the air intake, etc.) and if these actually did anything for fuel
> economy - or not.
>
> Thanks for reading...
>
> Allan.



They're 100% pure bullshit, they are guaranteed to work at emptying your
wallet though.
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Old 10-28-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel saving devices - do they do ANYTHING?

probably the best fuel-saving device is a good tire pressure gauge... use it
regularly to keep the pressure up, and that will help reduce fuel use as
well as prolong the life of the tires! I keep my 240 around 36PSI, which is
a bit higher than the figure posted on the car, but I like the firm ride and
tight steering.

Especially important to check the pressure during the spring and fall, when
temperature is changing almost daily!


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Old 10-28-2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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They do great for the seller - transferring $ from your pocket to theirs.
Other than that, nothing.

Jack G.


"(Just) Allan" <justallan@COLDhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
> their car (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line, fan blades inserted into
> the air intake, etc.) and if these actually did anything for fuel
> economy - or not.
>
> Thanks for reading...
>
> Allan.



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Old 10-29-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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(Just) Allan wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
> their car (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line, fan blades inserted into
> the air intake, etc.) and if these actually did anything for fuel
> economy - or not.
>
> Thanks for reading...
>
> Allan.


None of 'em work. Consumer Reports recently did a test of a number of
popular types. Most did nothing, some did harm.

I've been a car nut for 35 years now and have seen the magic spark
plugs, magic air filters, magic magnets and such and they are all B.S.

John
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:01   #8 (permalink)
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Randy G. wrote:
(...)

>
> I put these in the same class as deer whistles.
>
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> \__/olvos
> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"



The larger animal warning whistles do work. I've used them for years,
and for the decade or so I was coming home at 4:00am (a peak time for
deer and other animal activity), they turned lots of critters away from
my path. Sometimes they would spook them out into the road, but it was
always well ahead of me - I never had to lock the wheels, or even brake
hard. A big improvement over having deer run out 10 feet in front of
you,
in either case. They are useless in the case of amphibians, though.
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:01   #9 (permalink)
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On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:48:42 -0500, "Perry Noid" <nobody@home.com>
wrote:

>probably the best fuel-saving device is a good tire pressure gauge... use it
>regularly to keep the pressure up, and that will help reduce fuel use as
>well as prolong the life of the tires! I keep my 240 around 36PSI, which is
>a bit higher than the figure posted on the car, but I like the firm ride and
>tight steering.
>
>Especially important to check the pressure during the spring and fall, when
>temperature is changing almost daily!


We have a 1978 244 - I *think* the tyres are supposed to be 32 PSI
according to a label on the car. I can't stand it at that pressure -
the steering is so HEAVY. I recently put 40 in, but the tyres were
hot at the time, so yep, about 36 is usual for us too.
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 07:11:27 GMT, John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>(Just) Allan wrote:
>> Just wondering if anyone here has tried fitting fuel saving devices to
>> their car (magnetic clamp onto the fuel line, fan blades inserted into
>> the air intake, etc.) and if these actually did anything for fuel
>> economy - or not.
>>
>> Thanks for reading...
>>
>> Allan.

>
>None of 'em work. Consumer Reports recently did a test of a number of
>popular types. Most did nothing, some did harm.
>
>I've been a car nut for 35 years now and have seen the magic spark
>plugs, magic air filters, magic magnets and such and they are all B.S.
>
>John


Wow. I didn't think the magnetic ones would do anything from my
electronics training (petrol not magnetic - duh). But I thought the
air ones would get some positives. Unless I didn't describe it
correctly... See here for one type:
http://www.hiclone.com.au/whatis.htm shocking picture I know, but I'm
sure folks get the idea... You're supposed to insert it into the air
intake between the air filter and the engine and it's supposed to
turbulate the air creating a more even burn mix.

Still no? {sigh}

As for the guy who said to drive less... We already walk as much as
possible - I'd love to fit a steam engine in the 244... I've been
dreaming of that for years before fuel skyrocketed!

Allan.
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