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Old 07-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Spark plug 2.7% increase in FE

Here's a plug that the epa test to give a 2.7% increase in FE.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006...plug_demo.html
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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Hmm, I wonder if these really work. Seems like a lot of voltage to be pounding on your pistons with. Plus, at upwards of $25 a piece would the fuel savings be worth the money spent?

Seems like a lot for a 1.35 mpg gain in a 50 mpg vehicle...

But there's my skeptic's nature talking again.
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Hmm, I wonder if these really work. Seems like a lot of voltage to be pounding on your pistons with. Plus, at upwards of $25 a piece would the fuel savings be worth the money spent?

Seems like a lot for a 1.35 mpg gain in a 50 mpg vehicle...

But there's my skeptic's nature talking again.
Plus, at upwards of $25 a piece would the fuel savings be worth the money spent? NO, but the price will come down I imagine. Just thought that it's an interesting idea.
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I guess we'll see of Bosch, NGK, and the others start developing something similar. That would bring the prices down in a hurry.
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Kinda of confirms also that there is only 2-3% of unburnt fuel to be had in the combustion process.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:05 PM   #6
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Very cool! The only thing is, like you guys already said, that's a lot to pay for a very small increase in FE.

It's a cool concept, but I would think that they would wear out quickly because of all that spark.

Has anyone heard of the firestorm spark plug? I remember reading about it a while ago and thinking that it was a really great design.

http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/Firestorm.html



P.S. The firestorm spark plug claims a 44-50% increase in MPG!!!! lol
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