Tom & Ray;
Would like to see your answer to the following question in our local newspaper. (Billings Gazette)
Has anyone tried the hydro-assist fuel cell kit that was advertised in a recent issue of “U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT”?
It quarantees a 50% increase in fuel economy on any outfit with a money back refund if it doesn’t work. I have e-maied for a price quote on this thing but have not recieved a quote yet.
As a second step the company suggests the installation of a PICC (pre-ignition catalytic converter) to increase mileage even further! (up to 100 mi. per gallon).
The company website is www.picctv.com/us.
Tom & Ray;
There’s a sucker born every minute. Don’t be the next one.
Sounds more like a Advertisement then a question.
It’s a total scam. If it was anywhere NEAR what was claimed…every car manufacturer in the world would be using it.
In fact the EPA would MANDATE it’s use.
Has anyone seen any prior messages from farmer brown?
It could under certain conditions help, but it is more like 0.00005% than 50% It use to be used in the old days to increase power, but even that was very limited and no one in their right mind used it on a regular basis. It can damage your car.
The other produce, which has sold under various names over the years is totally worthless.
The web site’s description of what the catalytic converter does and how it does it is wrong. It says “It works by breaking down the large gas molecules that were not burned in your engine and turns them into smaller particles that can be burned in your tailpipe before being released into the air, so less exhaust hits the environment.” A catalytic converter converts harmful pollutants into harmless compounds. If these people don’t understand how a catalytic converter works, why would you buy one from them? All they really need to do to get it right is open up a dictionary.
The idea of injecting hydrogen into an internal combustion engine to boost fuel economy and reduce emissions is being explored, but in order to do it, you have to use hydrogen fuel. You can’t buy a device that magically turns water into hydrogen fuel while the engine is running.
The funniest part is the “six powerful magnets that ionize the gasoline to produce smaller molecules and help separate the compounds into simple elements so they burn more completely. And, a specially formulated ?covalizer? breaks down the covalent bonds of the long chain gas molecules and helps ?crack? and vaporize your fuel as well as increase the life of your engine.” Farmerbrown, the owners of this web site haven’t responded to your request for a quote because they are probably too busy taking complaints from the Better Business Bureau and the Consumer Protection Agency.
Have you noticed that the web site doesn’t have the company phone number or address anywhere? That is a clear sign that you should not do business with them. They obviously have something to hide.
isn’t this the 5th post we’ve had on this product?
“The idea of injecting hydrogen into an internal combustion engine to boost fuel economy and reduce emissions is being explored, but in order to do it, you have to use hydrogen fuel. You can’t buy a device that magically turns water into hydrogen fuel while the engine is running.”
Actually, it can be done easily. It’s that electrolysis thing again. If an electric current is applied to water it is broken apart into oxygen and hydrogen gases. The oxygen can be released and the hydrogen injected into the engine as part of the fuel mixture. This is simple stuff. There is plenty of power available for electrolysis.
But I’m more concerned about using the hydrogen. How much is too much? What damage can be done by burning hydrogen in addition to gasoline? At what part of the cycle will the hydrogen burn? How will the use of hydrogen affect engine tuning? It seems to me that the hydrogen will burn quickly, and might do so before top dead center, and that ain’t good.