Absolutely!!!<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ken W:
Pure snake oil, yesser-reebob. Magnets only affect ferrous materials and there better not be any iron in my gasoline.
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
I have done numerous tests with magnets and fuel economy on 4 different cars and my oil burner at home.ody_lee said:Has anyone checked this device out? It claims to improve gas mileage by 15-24%. It only cost $20 in heartlandamerica. It seems a great deal if it works.
Sounds like the "placebo effect" Also, I do not know ANYONE who gets their "best" fuel mileage in the winter, i.e. cold weather. Are those figures based upon lots of tanks of fuel and scrupulous calculations or just an occasional tank?ih8users said:
I have done numerous tests with magnets and fuel economy on 4 different cars and my oil burner at home.
The answer was always, "IT WORKS"!!!!
I consistantly got 10% better MPG on 4 different cars.
Nissan 200SX 25 mpg original....27.5 mpg w/magnet.
Olds Custom Cruiser 16.5 orig....18 w/magnet.
Chevy Monte Carlo 20 orig...22 w/magnet.
Honda Odyssey 01 EX 25 orig....27.5 w/magnet.
29 MPG was the best I ever got, in the winter, on 87 octane gas, with ski gear/luggage and 3 adults, traveling 75mph in my 01 EX Ody.
You don't need to buy a $20 magnet from the car catalog. I purchased a magnet block, with the hole in it, from Home Depot. They sell it in the Tool Section for about $3. It's sold as a screw driver magnetizer. Just place the magnets around the metal fuel feed line in the Ody (drivers side near the cowl) and secure the magnets with duct tape.
I know all you other Ody owners are going to say that magnets are worthless. But they have worked for me and I will continue to use them. Heck, for $3, if it doesn't work for you, use the magnets to hold up your kids refrigerator art.
GG 01 EX (16K)
Hi Jerry,Jerry O said:
Sounds like the "placebo effect" Also, I do not know ANYONE who gets their "best" fuel mileage in the winter, i.e. cold weather. Are those figures based upon lots of tanks of fuel and scrupulous calculations or just an occasional tank?
There is a fuel feed line on the drivers side, near the fire wall. It is secured to the section in the engine compartment, under the wipers. If you still have trouble, trace the fuel lines from the Fuel Injection Rack on the engine. Keep the magnets away from high heat areas.silverstreak said:Where is the cowl? Where exactly should the magnet be taped? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
wmarci2000 said:I just did a serach for this on the web and although I didn't find much, here is one study that did not see the value in this devise:
This study was apparently completed by the transportation administation in Quebec. Most of this hits I received were in french, I'm not sure why. Perhaps they were just related to this study.