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Old 03-29-2009, 04:03 PM
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fuel savers?

hey i was looking on jc Whitney .com for my ford ranger and seen these "fuel savers" ...some kind of magnetic thing has anyone used them and seen any improvements

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fuel savers........

Hi,save your money,all of those so called fuel savers are all BS,if they worked,the auto manufacturers would include them on their cars.buy your wife or girlfriend a new dress with the money you save by not buying that junk.
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Whats the old saying? "There's a sucker born every minute." DON'T be that sucker !!

boatbob2 is right. Think about it.

We all fall for some of this type of garbage sometimes. Keep your wallet in your pocket until you are positive. Good luck!

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i third. it doesnt make sense chemically. i believe they claim that the magnets re-align molecules in the fuel. its crap...
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The only method that would be a viable the create a complete burnable fuel charge is heat. Exaust is the only practical source that would bring the fuel to a vapor state in other words a true gas. Charles Nelson Pouge developed a vapor fuel carburerter in the mid thirties and claimed 200 mpg.
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Two comments. First, those of us who were of driving age during the first two "gasoline crises" in the 1970s saw all these same BS devices then. Second, if it was really that easy to get gas mileage improvements, don't you think at least ONE auto manufacturer would have included these items as factory equipment?

Oh, wait, it's a conspiracy...
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The Tornado, fuel line magnets, the tpi throttle body airfoil.... the list could go on and on, oh and don't forget Slick 50. Funny thing is I've seen several car magazines test these, and publish results that say they saw an increase in power and reduction in fuel consumption. But I've never seen anyone in the real world that used one of these say they saw an actual increase in power or decrease in fuel consumption in any of these. I do however have a bridge to sell and I'll even include a crate of electric turbos, whatever brand you want, they work great for waisting a few hours of time installing, then uninstalling and throwing in the garbage. What a great way to spend an afternoon.

I will say that the ecu reprogrammers like hypertech, bullydog, and edge will give you a slight increase in fuel economy. I used a hypertech reprogrammer on my 04 f-150 with a 5.4 and saw an increase of about 1.5-2 mpg on the in car fuel calculator. From an avg. of 14 mpg to 16 mpg. is about a 7% increase. When gas was through the roof it cost about $100 to fill up the 30 gal. tank. So saving around $7 bucks a fill up added up quickly with the amount that I drove it. The retail on the hypertech was around $350, so it would take 50 tanks of gas to get your money back. I filled up about once a week so it took about a year to pay for itself. Plus it gave me a little extra boost in the seat of the pants driving, removed the speed limiter, increased shift firmness which is good for the trans and I was able to easily remove the programming when I sold the truck so I could resell the programmer. I see em on craigslist all the time for around $250.
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... I was able to easily remove the programming when I sold the truck so I could resell the programmer. I see em on craigslist all the time for around $250.
I'm a cynic. I suspect that most of the ones on Craigslist do NOT have the program downloaded back into the box. Be sure you check before you buy.
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Luckily I live in Memphis where Hypertech is located. I believe for a small fee, $50 or so, they will reset the programmer and can occasionally reprogram them for other vehicles, such as programming a tuner originally made for an 04 f-150 to work with an 06.
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I have my PCM custom tuned on my 03 Chevy pickup and it definately makes a difference
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fyi, ran a 02 chevy pickup, 5.3 on the dyno the other day. the tuners make a significant difference. k&n filters, various performance sensors, and resisted sensor circuits all either ruduced power and fuel economy or made no difference.
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fyi, ran a 02 chevy pickup, 5.3 on the dyno the other day. the tuners make a significant difference. k&n filters, various performance sensors, and resisted sensor circuits all either ruduced power and fuel economy or made no difference.
I group K&N filters in with the other snake oil junk. A lot of hype and $$ with nothing to back em up.

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