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Unread 11-27-2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation A Fuel Economy Quest

Hi,

I doing several testing on my car with different product that claims to increases fuel economy. With the gas prices going always up, many scam patented products appeared suddenly on the market. I have made a blog on my testing, i invite you to take a look at it and leave comment as well...

http://www.fuel-economy.ws

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LOL. A for effort. But most people are smart enough to know that every single product that promises to increase fuel efficiency is bogus.

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Ya no sucky additive will give better fuel economy... unless... you are running too low of an octane level in a vehicle that requires a higher grade fuel.

The easiest way to increase fuel economy and power is to allow the vehicle to breath better. This means larger/ higher flow intake and exhaust system. Then a bigger upgrade after you have done that is get the car in for a new or tuned fuel remapping.
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Actually the mesh gates you can get to replace the tailgate on your truck claim to and indeed do increase your fuel economy.
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...Or lighten up your right foot!

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Arrow Curious...

Thanks for the apreciation, i'm kind of curious and i like to have my have my own opinion on those products...

For the air intake i already installed a K&N Filter 2 months ago but i did'nt see any difference on the fuel economy even if they claim (testimonials too) i will lower my fuel consumption...

Does someone can suggest me something new, i will do the test in time after my "gas pill" test will be done...?

What do you mean the tailgate, you mean the tire rack that i should remove ?


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Thanks for the apreciation, i'm kind of curious and i like to have my have my own opinion on those products...

For the air intake i already installed a K&N Filter 2 months ago but i did'nt see any difference on the fuel economy even if they claim (testimonials too) i will lower my fuel consumption...

Does someone can suggest me something new, i will do the test in time after my "gas pill" test will be done...?

What do you mean the tailgate, you mean the tire rack that i should remove ?


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He means the actual tail gate on the back of trucks... if you dont drive a truck, this doesnt apply to you
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Replace your rims with lighter rims will shave som MPG. I have a friend who is a MPG freak and his Del sol is making 50mpg last time I checked. He just bought 13pound rims. He has lightened flywheel. He has pulled non essential interior, installed small speakers in his headrest. replaced spare tire with fixaflat and AAA card. low restriction intake. He replaced his head with a Camshaft with a modded cam made by his dad that lifts one intake valve early to promote swirl in the intake. Most of the gas additives do not help. Using premium gas helps a little bit.
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Replace your rims with lighter rims will shave som MPG. I have a friend who is a MPG freak and his Del sol is making 50mpg last time I checked. He just bought 13pound rims. He has lightened flywheel. He has pulled non essential interior, installed small speakers in his headrest. replaced spare tire with fixaflat and AAA card. low restriction intake. He replaced his head with a Camshaft with a modded cam made by his dad that lifts one intake valve early to promote swirl in the intake. Most of the gas additives do not help. Using premium gas helps a little bit.
He should lower the car aswell... better aerodynamics help And the aftermarket suspension will be lighter aswell. Cut the cat out of the exhaust aswell.
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Actually the mesh gates you can get to replace the tailgate on your truck claim to and indeed do increase your fuel economy.
They just tested that on mythbusters and if im not mistaken they said it was true. Followed by a tonneau cover, then tail gate up, then tail gate down.
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