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  1. that's on the to do list also. do you think i have water built up in the fuel filter? i have the filter, i just didn't pop it in yet... its on the frame rail right about where the drivers feet go, but beneath the floorboards, right?
  2. Nikola Tesla has patents that are still classified, and there is a clause written into the homeland security act that allows the government to hide public record of technology that is considered privileged. same thing applies with how there are international shipping laws on powerful computers. there are things that are unlawful to ship to places not deemed worthy by our government, and in the same way, there are things that are hidden from public record concerning technology. i'm not trying to start the conspiracy theory thing and "the man" and big brother and all of that stuff, but i do trul
  3. there is a such thing as a 6 stroke engine where after the exhaust stroke, water is injected and as the piston travels through another down and upstroke, the water expands into steam and helps the downstroke with its expansion, and cools the engine system as the steam is exhausted during the upstroke. both the expansion and cooling of the water / steam help the efficiency of the engine. the gentleman that owns crower cams is doing a lot of research in the 6 stroke engine design area. as far as brown's gas is concerned, everybody is still writing it off as impossible because energy cannot be c
  4. What would cause my 90 reatta to run a little rough when i am sitting at an upward incline? my driveway slopes upward, and before i park at night, i notice that my engine seems a little off. at first i though that i was just hearing normal car noises in the context of my driveway, kind of like how most cars will sound like they have more engine noise when you are next to a concrete barrier or a building that reflects the normal noises from the car. but after hearing the car sputter a little bit at other intersections around town that are a little uneven, i'm pretty sure that something is actua
  5. i have some burnt out bulbs in a climate control computer that i bought recently, but i haven't taken it apart yet to figure out what is happening to it. i don't think that my buttons, like the trip reset and test and everything light up... i'll have to look next time i'm driving after dark. i know the indicator lights like check engine are replaceable bulbs, so i bet the button backlights are also this type of bulb, i'll look for you if i think of it tonight.
  6. i have some burnt out bulbs in a climate control computer that i bought recently, but i haven't taken it apart yet to figure out what is happening to it. i don't think that my buttons, like the trip reset and test and everything light up... i'll have to look next time i'm driving after dark. i know the indicator lights like check engine are replaceable bulbs, so i bet the button backlights are also this type of bulb, i'll look for you if i think of it tonight.
  7. what nobody is willing to acknowledge here is that you have to put water into the system, just like you have to put gasoline in your tank. it is consumed. the energy is not being created from "nowhere", it is rendered from the water that you feed it. it is not a balanced equation, the water is consumed and that is where the extra power comes from. hydrogen, in this case, is the result of an electrolysis process, that is normally cost restricting vs the gain. but it is feasible that if you have an "unlimited" supply of free water, you can run an engine cheaper after the losses of onboard electr
  8. well... i'm in st. joe county, and i've never had to have a vehicle tested. didn't realize that it was county specific. i'll bet you we'll see inspections in the next few years then. that makes me more curious about some of these contraptions that claim to make the fuel burn more efficiently and lower emissions. thanks for the info
  9. i found plans to build these hydrogen generators at waterpoweredcar.com they are pretty simple devices. supposedly there was a man named stanley meyer that developed a way to make cars run entirely on water electrolysis like this, and was offered tons and tons of money to sit on his invention and then allegedly was "killed" for his invention. there's a lot of info on the web about him and others that have tried to achieve this feat, a lot of conspiracy theory's too. but if you wanted to try and build one of these hydrogen generators, the plans on that page should have you shopping at home dep
  10. http://enginebrain.com/ some motorcycle guys i hang around thought this helped their bikes run a little smoother. i don't know if they ever checked their exhaust for what it does to the emissions, but i'm kind of curious. in my opinion, i don't think the ultrasonic thing would do much, but launching the spark into the ignition chamber further has never been a bad thing. if you used something like this in conjunction with fuel line magnets, i wonder if you could pass emissions without a cat? i don't live in a state that checks emissions, but i'd like to have better mileage without hurting the a
  11. rough idles are caused by a vacuum leak as well, check out all the vac circuits, they can affect almost everything else in some way. do maf (mass airflow) sensors ever go bad or cause poor mileage?
  12. other things that commonly cause poor mileage besides the o2 sensor are the egr system / pcv system. if either of these are ducting abnormal amounts of exhaust or smog into your intake, you will have decreased mileage. simple things like an old clogged air filter can do this as well. keep your tires up to inflation spec and use the correct weight of motor oil. that's all i know of besides just keeping things running properly. lemme know what else you find out may need attention, i'll take all the mileage i can get.
  13. around town where i get about 18 though, it seemed that if gas were any more expensive (here it averages about $3.35 right now) an additive may be a better deal. that just surprised me.
  14. i ran a can of seafoam through my tank last time around an had about 2 mpg better efficiency for the whole tank. i did the math, and it seemed like the seafoam was cheaper than the extra gas that i would have had to buy to get the same mileage. has anybody else noticed this? any other additives give better mileage for less than $6 a can?
  15. sounds like a cool idea... obviously the equipment draws a current that puts strain on the engine, but perhaps the hydrogen created makes up for that. i know with diesel vehicles that run on vegetable oil, mileage is decreased a bit, but the oil is cheaper than diesel fuel, so you get the cost benefit from such a system. i'm curious what the system costs, and if they send you a kit, or make you pay for installation.
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