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windrifter

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2011 12:45:32 PM

Years ago, when gas was still cheap, my dad installed a gasoline pre-heater which used the heat from the engine coolant to preheat the fuel. (I'm sure it voided any warranty on his engine) He noticed some improvement, but it wasn't worth the money.
What's your experience?
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SAButton
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Never have/
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nope....
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yes/lighter shoe
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 9:52:30 AM

I have a couple Ideas I want to pursue before this Fall, too many other interruptions need attendance, like Grass mowing, garden planting, mushroom season! Yes painting.....too!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 11:51:43 AM

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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:31:39 PM

YES....called a smarter nut behind the wheel!!! That's where the biggest gains can be made!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 3:52:44 PM

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 1:16:18 PM

The best fuel saving device is a bike mounted on the back of the car. Don't drive
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 9:25:09 AM

A large pet's squeaky toy over the Go Pedal, helps save fuel. I used a Velcro fastened utility sponge under the pedal, years ago, also it takes a concentration mindset attitude, maybe several for some. Somewhat a determined(Hammer/nail thing)success...... Low Scale......
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 7:29:17 AM

No such thing.
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moxxor54
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 12:24:02 AM

WelL , my friend installed a programmer chip in his Ford pickup, said saved gas and more power.
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BlackArrowNY
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 7:54:12 PM

My fuel saving devices are my foot and my tire pressure gauge.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 7:47:59 PM

I was thinking of making something similar like what your dad used, but I don't have the money for all of my projects as it is. I've built fuel cells and I've also made a device to turn water into hydrogen and oxygen, and have helped two others to do that in the past years, and it does work if properly done. Most devices out there will not work as advertised. Synthetic oils, the after market air filters, improved tires made specifically for increased fuel economy, they DO work though. Also, I've used after market spark plugs, such as the Split fire and E-3. They've worked for me in the past, but not more than an additional two to four percent increased mileage generally, but that's worth it over the time you own the vehicle.

Happy Easter everyone.



[Edited by: LanguageMan1 at 4/5/2015 7:50:41 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 4:09:24 PM

Haven't "installed" a fuel saving device per se. Have normally followed a regime of fuel saving "tricks". Checking tire pressure regularly, using a good oil/synthetic blend. Avoiding fast starts and sudden stops, trying to avoid traffic jams by monitoring traffic alerts sent to my phone. Pre planning trips to be more route efficient and avoid unnecessary errands.

Any other "tricks" anyone out there have that helps them?
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 1:27:20 PM

Yes, each time I apply My right foot against the Go Pedal, My currant habits relate a way to save some fuel.

I've trained My eyes to be more alert for the color RED ahead, whether it be Red traffic lights or red vehicle brake lamps lit. Simply as being much quicker at letting off the G... pedal pressure the moment a logical stop or reduced speed may be detected necessary up front.

Like why hold the fuel faucet open to only then apply the brakes hard and then idle that engine to the extra cost of the alternator load in use plus the brake light amp drain of lights held on, until traffic repeats itself again. This often = city driving + those costly habits = refuel pump $$$ costs seen later. Your foot may be a new device? Clue maybe! HMmmmm!
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:00:33 AM

no never heard of it
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 5:43:49 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 11:42:32 AM

Regular tire pressure checks, using a good sensitive dial gauge, one that reads close to the known range of pressure that fits your vehicle's proper tire pressure range.

A type 0-60lbs. would be Better/Sensitive than a gauge reading 0-150lbs or say 0-200lbs. for average car tires. I had to shop around to find a quality reading unit, before purchase.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 6:58:48 AM

Not so far.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 5:22:59 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 11:02:08 AM

yeah, a fresh egg under the gas pedal...
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 10:54:33 AM

How about an incline monitor cut-out switch mated to the economy vehicle's alternator control. Operating when the battery status is deemed ok, then when engine loads are high, such as pulling a hill/hard acceleration events, the incline monitor could lessen the Engine HP fuel use load temporally.

Down hill along with engine compression braking, the alternator's load normally assists holding back unwanted travel speed also, by charging/balancing the E...system, then no extra fuel is needed/drained away for E... balance at the battery.

There are ways to creep more mileage savings, still hidden in some cost "shadows" and not brought forth or applied yet. Seems so!
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 9:57:18 AM

No, I never have.
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I installed a k&n air filter
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Never have tried anything.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 4:39:53 AM

Most of these gadgets do not work.
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No, I never have.
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