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Old 06-08-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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GS FAQ/Glossary, Busted/Confirmed Mods, Archive

Busted/Confirmed Mods:


Acetone:
I say it's busted (I tried it once, but FE went down due to weather)
http://www.fuelsaving.info/acetone.htm
http://www3.telus.net/metro/log/nov0305.htm
http://www3.telus.net/metro/log/nov1805.htm

Aerodynamic Mods (general):
Confirmed
http://www.kenworth.com/brochures/FuelEfficiency.pdf

Air-Bleed Devices:
Busted (Bad for pollution though and illegal in most areas)
http://www.fuelsaving.info/air_bleed.htm

Alternator/Accessory (AC, Power Steering, etc.) Belt Removal:
Confirmed
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=1074

Boattail:
Confirmed
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2005...at_tail_d.html
http://www.maxmpg.org/the_cap.html
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/p...ain_H-2283.pdf
http://www.osti.gov/fcvt/2000-01-2209.pdf

Caulking:
Really hard to test - how would you A-B-A it? (Hmmm...Scotchtape? Might be crazy enough to work! Thanks zpiloto!)

Driving Technique:
Confirmed...over and over and over

Electrical Mods (grounding/stabilising):
Plausible?
http://www.fuelsaving.info/electric.htm

Ethos:
Busted
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=908&page=2
http://www.gassavers.org/garage.php?do=viewgaslog&id=28
http://www.fuelsaving.info/ethos.htm

Front Wheel Skirts:
TBT (to be tested) (IMO most aero mods work)

Fuel Catalysts:
Busted
http://www.fuelsaving.info/catalysts.htm

Grill block:
confirmed
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/grille...ing-part-1.htm
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/grille...ing-part-2.htm

Hydrogen Generators/Injectors:
Plausible? (good theory, but impractical?)
http://www.fuelsaving.info/hydrogen.htm

Ignition Enhancers:
http://www.fuelsaving.info/ignition.htm

Intake/Exhaust Mods:
TBT

Increased PSI:
Confirmed (need a link)

K&N/High Flow Air Filters:
busted
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/air-filter-part-1.htm
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/air-filter-part-2.htm

Lightweight oils:
TBT

LPT (Light Pressure Turbo):
Confirmed
http://www.autozine.org/technical_sc...h_engine_3.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbocharger
http://autospeed.drive.com.au/cms/A_2664/article.html

LRR (Low Rolling Resistance) Tires:
Confirmed
http://www.greenseal.org/resources/r...resistance.pdf

Magnets:
Busted
http://www.fuelsaving.info/magnets.htm
http://www.kirotv.com/consumer/2220354/detail.html

Mirror removal:
TBT (monitor system electrical load may outweigh benefits IMO)

Oil Additives (Slick50, Duralube, etc.):
Busted
http://www.fuelsaving.info/oil.htm
http://www.carbibles.com/additives.html

Platinum Injection:
Busted
http://www.fuelsaving.info/platinum.htm
http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/f...pvi/index.html

PCV Catchcan:
TBT

Rear Wheel Skirts:
Confirmed
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/grille...ing-part-2.htm

Tire Pressure (increased):
Confirmed
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....highlight=tire

Undertray:
Confirmed (need a link)

Vortex Generators:
Busted
http://www.fuelsaving.info/turbulence.htm
http://www.kirotv.com/consumer/2220354/detail.html

WAI (warm-air-intake):
Jury is out - may be vehicle dependent or mostly improve winter FE
http://www.metrompg.com/posts/wai-test.htm

I'll think of more, but please add whatever you feel like or mods you would like to see busted/confirmed.

Also, I saw an older Mythbusters last night that I hadn't seen before. They tested AC on vs windows open FE. I think their testing methods left a lot to be desired and they should have run it more than once, plus they only tested at 45 mph due to safety conditions on the track. Windows open won by traveling an extra 30 miles on 5 gallons of gas. It's a large enough margin that I'm certain it would be fairly consistent, but I'd like to see the same test at higher speeds (and swapping methods per vehicle, and repeatability, etc).
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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Eventually we'll streamline this into an actual wiki for the site.
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lol there goes your thread

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Nah, you suck, I'll add something right now, I think, if I can find it.
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I added some stuff, as more things enter, organization will as well,
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EOC = Engine Off Coasting (user diamondlarry)

CODFISH = Coast On Demand Forced Ignition SHutoff (user 95metro)

ICE = Internal Combustion Engine
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:20 PM   #7
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Thank you, sir, I will edit up some stuff right now.
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EV = Electric Vehicle
HPV = Human Powered Vehicle
ECU = Electronic Control Unit
VSS = Vehicle Speed Signal
NiMH = Nickel Metal Hydride

There should be a howto for EOC restarting, the clutch start. I've done it a few times now, but I still smell fuel, which can't be good, and it takes a while. I'm obviously not doing something right.
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Um...CODFISH was mostly a joke. However, I guess it has been used here and there now so it may as well stay for reference.
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Wow do I ever feel special? I ask and **poof** glossary.

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