I'm not so quick to call something a failure or to go as far as to add a bunch of mess to my signature of all of this. it makes me wonder why others care so much and quite frankly, why they are here in the first place
I've tested it and proven it doesn't work. So have others. It doesn't work.
You haven't done significant A-B-A testing. A-B, and one more tank is A-B-A, but butt dyno, your wanting it to fail, etc., have likely contributed. Do SIGNIFICANT testing - like A-B-A, 5 tankfuls on each. WAI may not work on YOUR vehicle, either. It does work for some, but not for all. That has been established.
You'll note my vehicle is in the top 10 for % over EPA, btw - and it's an automatic, so I can make claims about getting significant mileage increases from a position of security.
Originally Posted by NovaResource
8 days later of a WAI and here are the results.
Today I filled up again.
263.0 miles (difference of 6.6 miles or 2.5% from last test):
11.566 gallons used (exact same station and pump uesd):
For an MPG of 22.73. That's a loss of 0.14 mpg with the WAI.
There is statistically ZERO benefit from a WAI. It doesn't appear to hurt mileage but it does not help. And with the obvious loss of power this is not a modification anyone should do unless the engine and computer are designed for lean burn.
I'm hooking the cold air duct back up and seeing the difference next week.
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)
that is back when you had done NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and now you have done one small test and think that your results are the tell all that ends all. good luck selling your results on this site.
I think that many on here have established that it works for CERTAIN vehicles and if I am not mistaken, aren't you the odd man out. you have found one other guy that it hasn't worked for (I understand that there are more than one). the majority has seen gains. the minority isn't wrong in that they haven't seen gains but to say that because you didn't see gains that it was a failure is just absurd but that has been discussed too.
you don't even have temperatures to back up your claims. you may have went too far. you may have been sucking in 250 degree air or maybe there was no air temp difference. you were just expecting that power loss and "dyno butt" felt it if it was there or not. what was the point of your test again???
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I remembered starting a similar thread way back and thought I could add some positive info to this very negative and heated topic. I went into looking at the WAI with a non-biased attitude and if it didn't work for mine, oh well. luckily for me, it did work...at least for my application.
Just a note to add here. Today I had lots of driving in stop & go traffic. Ambient air was 50F, and my intake air was 118F. Water temp was 191F. This is only with a 95% grille block, and taking the lid off of the air cleaner box so it draws warm air from the engine bay.