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Fuel Savers??

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Fuel Savers??

Postby roundymoony » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:00 pm

What are your thoughts on fuel savers? Do they work,if so which one? Does anyone have one?

I came across this
http://cgi.ebay.ie/PowerMAG-22-Fuel-saver-TOYOTA-ALION-ALTEZZA-ARISTO-/190517704094?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c5bbd759e
It’s cheap which would make me think it may not be genuine (always a skeptic)

Your thoughts???

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby d2carazy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:17 pm

i've never tried them but heard there rubbish and can actually have the opposite affect on your fuel consumption :roll:

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby impartialise » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:26 pm

I bought one of these a while back off, mine was a rubber backed magnetic square (x3)
Cost me £5, and I think they do work, but not to a great extent. My thinking is that it only needs to save a little bit to make me a fiver back, and if it doesn't then hey, its only 5 squid at the end of the day.

The logic behind it is that the magnets ionise the petrol molecules making them as evenly spaced as possible which helps it to burn more efficiently.

I also had some installed on my last car which I think worked better, they were called 'turbomag' and were individual magnets with a solid plastic back that you strap round the fuel line.

So do they work ?
Sort of is my answer

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby raffo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:32 pm

have a read, it's seems they're no addition really - http://aardvark.co.nz/fuelsaverscams.shtml

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Squire » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:05 pm

impartialise wrote:I bought one of these a while back off, mine was a rubber backed magnetic square (x3)
Cost me £5, and I think they do work, but not to a great extent. My thinking is that it only needs to save a little bit to make me a fiver back, and if it doesn't then hey, its only 5 squid at the end of the day.

The logic behind it is that the magnets ionise the petrol molecules making them as evenly spaced as possible which helps it to burn more efficiently.

I also had some installed on my last car which I think worked better, they were called 'turbomag' and were individual magnets with a solid plastic back that you strap round the fuel line.

So do they work ?
Sort of is my answer


Bar this comment, i have never heard any good about them!! :?
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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Damok » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:32 pm

I've never heard anything good about them . . My thinking is , If they were good and did save people money, Everyone would be fiiting them to their car :?
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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Alex-evita » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:55 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Noel » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:10 pm

Just fit a big strong spring to the accelerator pedal instead ... Lol :P

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby raffo » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:34 pm

This one DEFINITELY DOES work!! - http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1468.htm

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Squire » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:19 pm

raffo wrote:This one DEFINITELY DOES work!! - http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1468.htm

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Landoman » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:31 pm

raffo wrote:This one DEFINITELY DOES work!! - http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1468.htm


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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby choopz » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:30 am

raffo wrote:This one DEFINITELY DOES work!! - http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1468.htm

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby lackneramanda » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:47 am

impartialise wrote:I bought one of these a while back off, mine was a rubber backed magnetic square (x3)
Cost me £5, and I think they do work, but not to a great extent. My thinking is that it only needs to save a little bit to make me a fiver back, and if it doesn't then hey, its only 5 squid at the end of the day.

The logic behind it is that the magnets ionise the petrol molecules making them as evenly spaced as possible which helps it to burn more efficiently.

I also had some installed on my last car which I think worked better, they were called 'turbomag' and were individual magnets with a solid plastic back that you strap round the fuel line insulations.

So do they work ?
Sort of is my answer


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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby hursty » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Ha ! Their just as bad as manual boost controlers or chips that punch a shed load of fuel into the car and apparently give you 900000000bhp increase its all crap and complete waste of money

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Re: Fuel Savers??

Postby Soiled » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:10 am

Except a manual boost tap does increase your boost by bypassing some of the pressure away from your wastegate diaphragm tricking it to effectively open later, and a chip can work by leaning out your A/Fs and advancing your timing same as an aftermarket ecu but generic. Neither are a good way to do it but to say they don't work isn't quite right.

But yes if a little magic magnet made things so much better why aren't they fitted on all factory cars?


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