I used the unnecessary AT cooler portion of a replacement radiator as an oil cooler for the engine on one of my cars, maybe use that for your fuel heater, but you also might consider putting a fuel cooler before the return hot fuel gets to your fuel tank.
Nice idea but won't work for all cars. In my car the lower half of the radiator and the return hose to the engine is cool to the touch even after hard highway miles. The heat that probably is in that water is mostly due to the transmission cooler.
What about using heat pipes like computers use? You could even connect those to the exhaust system and get faster heat up times since the heat pipe will only get to a certain temp before the water inside completely vaporizes and it no longer transfers heat.
I would be worried about doing this mod on a car that isn't a 'return free' fuel system. A full tank of gas at ambient heated to 160 could very well cause the fuel to expand beyond the capacity of the tank(probably more of an issue when you fill the tank and it's 17 degrees outside). On a return free fuel system the fuel also moves slower and will heat up better.
I pull 435 for a double...but I'm 54, so I doubt I'll see much more than that. That was a few months back at 215 lbs. I'm at 200 now.
I think I'll skip the fuel heater idea - Not worth the risk from what I've seen here.
$1000.00 in parts can save you HUNDREDS in gas!
How does this work? I get a thread deleted once because I asked what is a good product to strip paint off my vx rims, but it is okay to post replies on body building. As stated before. This thread is dumb.
this thread is dumb because?
do you think that this will not work?
i use it..and it saves me money and im telling people how to do it for free,but the world is full of people like you..if you dont like what you read click the back button dont insult me or anyone else
On the heat exchanger I put together to go on Wile-E the heater hose comes fairly near the fuel lines, so it's not major plumbing to get one to the other.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
I built my own which was similar to the one from water4gas.com and it didn't work at all... after first installing it I drove it for a very short while before deciding I should top it off because of the difference the couple of miles I had driven before installing it could make. So my result from that fill up was 23.6 mpg which has been basicly my average and my best had been 24.5 mpg so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it for a half a tank (about 8 gal for me) and received a reading of 22.3 mpg. This was a definite step back for me so I removed it and am now pissed that I'm out nearly 40 dollars for that damn thing. Plus cutting into my fuel line was a gutsy move for someone who has very little automotive repair experience. so my 91 volvo 740 will remain as it was without the heater (a 3 jar hho gen and roughly 1oz acetone per 10 gal). yeah maybe it works on some cars I'll give ya that, but for the cost I WOULDNT SUGGEST IT unless you have the exact same car as "chope" here (personaly I feel betrayed chope I trusted you)
Best fill up so far is now 29 MPG!