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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.
 

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If it worked, don't you think Honda would put it on every new Odyssey? Think of the competitive advantage it would give them. Since they don't use it, nor do any other manufactures, I don't believe it works.
 

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Pure snake oil, yesser-reebob. Magnets only affect ferrous materials and there better not be any iron in my gasoline.

I am continually amazed that in this age of litigation and information, (not to mention a huge govt. beurocracy to create laws and enforce consumer protection),that foul soul-less A-holes like the folks selling the gasoline magnets and intake tornados (and a hundred other products) can get away with it. [end of non-libelous rant]

Here are the cliches: let the buyer beware, there's one born every minute, if something seems to good to be true it probably is, but most importantly...There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

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<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.

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Absolutely!!!


I read a test article a while back on this product. They found NO improvement in mileage, drivability, or anything else concerning the performance of the vehicle.

One inconsistancy that I remember reading was that the literature that came with the product stated that it works best if allowed to sit in the fuel for 24 hours before driving to attain maximum benefit. The magazines question from that was; "What about when you're on a trip and the fuel is only in the tank for three or four hours?" The response? "Oh, it'll work just fine!" Yeah, Right!

As Ken W. said, there ain't no free lunch.



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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.

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)



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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:

http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/projet/tab/C028_1_en.htm

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.
 

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Re: Re: Fuel Optimiser

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)



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Sounds like the "placebo effect":rolleyes: 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?

Jerry O.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Fuel Optimiser

Jerry O said:


Sounds like the "placebo effect":rolleyes: 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?

Jerry O.
Hi Jerry,
I performed this test in 4 cars during different times of the year. I pump my own gas. I used the same gas, same gas station, and the same gas pump!!!! I did 5-6 tank fulls to confirm my findings.
I do 95% highway driving, going to and from work. I am VERY confident in my conclusion. Even my home oil burner runs cleaner with the magnets.
Besides, when was the last time anyone posted a fuel economy of 29 MPG highway with a 99-02 Ody??? (carrying 3 adults and luggage/ski gear, reg gas, 75MPH, no tail wind):)
For $3 try it...what can you lose.
 

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Re: Where to put the magnet

silverstreak said:
Where is the cowl? Where exactly should the magnet be taped? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
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.
Place the two halves of the magnet around the metal portion of the fuel line and secure them with duct tape. Do rely on the two black O-rings that come with the magnets to hold them on the fuel line. They wear out and break easily.
Good luck.:)
 

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The reasons that most of the informations where in french is that someone was actively promoting that gizmo in Quebec up to last year. Their prices was around $175CDN ($110US).

After several studies ( one from the Quebec Department of Transport) found the claim of the seller to be false advertising and the seller was actually sued by the Quebec Consumer Protection Office on the behalf of all people in Quebec who got
scr***d by this company.

Also, there are alot of scam artists in the world and it always takes time for the goverment agencies to catch up with them.

Some of those scam artirts are pretty slick. They will sell their product on Infomercials type of programs on the popular TV channels for a few months and then dissapear in thin air before they are asked by the goverment to prove what they advertize to be real or be fine some pretty big amounts.

Do a search on Slick50, your search will find alot of court cases.

Best regards from Montreal

RobertC


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:

http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/projet/tab/C028_1_en.htm

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.
 
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