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Gas Savers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tims72, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Tims72

    Tims72 Registered Member

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    Has anyone tried any of the "fuel saving" devices? I was looking into the Super Fuelmax, Tornado, and SpiralMax. They all claim gains of up to 28% better gas mileage and up 35 extra HP. They range from $50-$100. It would be nice to take a few min. and give my blazer better gas mileage and performance. It just seems to good to be true. I would like to believe the websites, but I would feel much better about buying one if I heard it from one of you guys. Thanks for your input.

    Tim
     
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    Save your money! They are all scams
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if ya really wanna save on gas money, buy a 1981 accord or escort with a beat to hell body for $100 or something, and use it to commute and use ur K5 for weekend fun. best, cheapest way I can think of to really save money on gas...

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    The best way to improve your gas mileage is to drive slower. Last year I did a little experiment on a long highway trip- I drove at 50-55 MPH instead of the usual 65-70 MPH and I increased my fuel mileage by almost 20%!!!!!
     
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    i bet that helps tire wear too.. 20%? thats almost enough motivation to get my arse outta bed a few minutes earlier /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif i drive an hour both ways to school, so i might just try that. might not get any "fast driving awards" either... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    The best way to improve your gas mileage is to drive slower.

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    agreed... when driving around town, accelerate as slowly as you can get away with at stop lights/signs etc. Hammerin down the skinny pedal is like flushin gas down the toilet.

    having ur tires at the optimum pressure and a good tuneup would help also...

    j
     
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    DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT even waist your time with them things, they do not work at all, trust me its a big scam, AND they cost about 80bucks /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    I work in the automotive industry and we refer to these products as "snake oil"....basically a scam. Most of these companies have never even performed a certified fuel economy test. An "real" test costs big money, require expensive instrumentation, a controlled environment, and take weeks to perform.
     
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    You could swap your radiator fan to electric, if you use junkyard parts you might get it done for $50-$100, you will get some increase in HP and mileage -- not much though.
     
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    Hammerin down the skinny pedal is like flushin gas down the toilet.

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    Uh oh... I might have myself a new sig before the day is out! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Has anyone tried any of the "fuel saving" devices? I was looking into the Super Fuelmax, Tornado, and SpiralMax. They all claim gains of up to 28% better gas mileage and up 35 extra HP. They range from $50-$100. It would be nice to take a few min. and give my blazer better gas mileage and performance. It just seems to good to be true. I would like to believe the websites, but I would feel much better about buying one if I heard it from one of you guys. Thanks for your input.

    Tim


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    don't waste your money, those are junk

    you could always swap over to TBI or even TPI.
     
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    2x4 under the skinny pedal /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. Tims72

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    Sounds like it is pretty much unanimous then, They are junk. Thanks for saving me the money. I will try some of the other tricks you guys gave me though.
    Tim
     

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