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Old 09-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Crazy Spark Plugs Claim Increase of 50% in Gas Mileage

So, this explains itself, and I dun even know what to say about it. Seems crazy. I don't believe it. What does everyone else think?

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Old 09-06-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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You're right... that is crazy. Mabe I'll contact him and offer to do a published test on this website.
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Sounds good, but I wonder if he would have the junk to run it. Eliminates the need for a cat...gosh...
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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WTB: Scanguage 1 for $50.

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Sounds good, but I wonder if he would have the junk to run it. Eliminates the need for a cat...gosh...
yeah, something about this sreams "too good to be true." I can't see something as simple as spark plugs causing such a difference in MPG. Especially when he claims that he took his design to Bosch (I think) and they just turned him away. That's the equivilant of saying, "I took the cure to cancer to Pfizer and they turned me away because they didn't have time to market my product."

Still worth a shot though. I say that any claim is worth testing.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:42 PM   #5
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Mehbe on a beater though, considering he says it fills the cylinder with plasma which if I remember the universe at all is some crazy hot nucleai with no electrons attached...
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:47 PM   #6
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Found a gold mine!!!

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Mehbe on a beater though, considering he says it fills the cylinder with plasma which if I remember the universe at all is some crazy hot nucleai with no electrons attached...
The plasma claims always make me laugh. it would be just as ridiculous as saying, "The spark plugs create a black hole sucking all energy into them and expelling infinite energy at the same time."

Hell, I'd buy THAT spark plug... right after I buy my flux capacitor.

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:06 PM   #7
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This will turn ordinary spark plugs into Crazy Plugs:
http://rpmoutlet.com/focu****s.htm
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http://forum.mazda6tech.com/about2496-0-asc-0.html
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:13 PM   #8
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You seem to be the spark

You seem to be the spark plug guru! Check out my post about grinding on the plugs a bit. I will do that pretty soon to my current plugs now that I have my own tools to mess with them.
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Below is an excerpt from

Below is an excerpt from Fran Giroux's Winter 2003-2004 newsletter concerning Direct Hits.
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Then I tested Direct Hits Spark plug zapper system, which replaces the resister plugs with non-resister plugs and attaches a capacitor on top of each and new wires. Itís a good thing these came with a money back guarantee because they were expensive $167 and didnít do a thing for my mileage.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:20 PM   #10
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Haha, wow, you must have

Haha, wow, you must have this guys newsletters down to memory. Guess I better go through the archives and read of of them, eh? Too bad about the system though.
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