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Old 06-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #31
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the swirl in air probably causes a low pressure area near the honda MAP sensor, causing the car to run lean.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:26 AM   #32
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The quotes mean I'm quoting other people.

I think it might work...if it does...... by the swirl effect creating a vortex which speeds up the intake flow at the outer edges of the intake tube and allowing a faster flow...working like the spiral mufflers are supposed to. Might not have much to do with increased turbulence or vaporization. Just a guess.

I remember something about someone trying swirlers on a 3 L na Nissan which has a long intake tube...he said the people selling them told him he needed to use 2 of them due to the long intake. Never heard as to the results...he got sort of booed off the forum.

Think you want to use the stationary type...not the one that spins a propeller....would be sort of pointless?


Here's an Ebay search for various gas saving stuff:

http://search.ebay.com/save-gas-impr...refinesearchZ1

Don't have to pay $70 to try one? You can make one yourself if you look at the pics...just a strip of heavy sheetmetal with the vanes cut and bent...getting the right number and angle might be an issue though. Would want one losing a vane though.
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Tony's guide to fuel-saving gadgets
Devices to increase turbulence

http://www.fuelsaving.info/turbulence.htm
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Tony's guide to fuel-saving gadgets
Devices to increase turbulence

http://www.fuelsaving.info/turbulence.htm
You beat me to it.
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:38 AM   #35
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People who analyze stuff from the top down don't always get it right.

Sometimes you actually have to test things to see if they work. And a lot doesn't...many times because it isn't applied correctly.

Somehow I've managed to increased my mpg by 20% or so by using various means.
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Popular Mechanics: We test automotive "fuel savers"

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VORTEX GENERATORS: Both devices reduced peak horsepower by more than 10 percent. The Intake Twister increased fuel consumption by about 20 percent; the TornadoFuelSaver provided no significant change.
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Tony's guide to fuel-saving gadgets
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I notice your testing has slowed down a lot. Can't test stuff if you convince yourself that it won't work before you test it?
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ZugyNA - How about doing some A-B-A testing with whatever mods you've got and providing us with some hard numbers. We're kind of a "believe it when we see it" crowd.

What kind of vehicle do you have and what mods?
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Can't test stuff if you convince yourself that it won't work before you test it?
I think it makes sense to pick the low-hanging fruit first, and to do the stuff that isn't hypothetical or based on questionable "science".

You're right that I haven't been doing as many tests recently, mainly because I've been spending most of my tinkering time working on the EV.

I'd love nothing more than to do an experiment each week, but to do one properly takes a significant amount of time. I have to budget at least 2 hours to do & write up a very basic one.

I agree with Metro95 - if there's something that you'd particularly like to see tested, go for it, and present the detailed results for all to see.
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I used g-tech meter to check horse power with tornado. 13 more with it!!On my 160 h.p. F150.It DONT LIE. I use it also to have consistant acceleration for mileage checking.
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