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Old 09-16-2007, 08:13 AM   #21
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I did exactly what that article said to do. for the water canister, I used 2" pvc pipe, end cap, and a screw off 'cleanout' so I can add water, or in my case, windshield washer fluid.

So far sucess hasn't been great. It throws a code (haven't checked what code) but then it runs rich as heck, and I lost about 4mpg over 300miles.

building the 02 sensor controller today, so then we will see how it does after that.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:44 AM   #22
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I had bad luck with my aquatune & had to return it. I put it in my 03 Vibe..which also doesn't like mileage mods. My mileage dropped from 30mpg to about 22
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #23
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I had bad luck with my aquatune & had to return it. I put it in my 03 Vibe..which also doesn't like mileage mods. My mileage dropped from 30mpg to about 22
I'm not too impressed w/ my results so far. Mileage is down about 3 MPG so far, but I'm still testing. I'm just glad I haven't lost around 8 mpg like you!
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:29 AM   #24
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I will tell you a secret. I took my aquatune back & they got pissed & went to charge me 20% restocking fees. I filed a dispute with my credit card company over their 'money back guarantee' and won my 20% back.


Also pay CLOSE attention to your spark plugs or O2 sensor..which ever is easier...
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:39 AM   #25
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Aquatune's style of advertising and claims doesn't inspire confidence. The basic idea is sound. You get "free" mechanical energy when the waste heat of the engine turns injected water to steam. Cools the engine a bit too. But it's not so easily done, and I'm thinking Aquatune doesn't succeed at getting the idea to work. In their marketing hype, Aquatune adds ridiculous statements about splitting hydrogen from water. That they resort to snake oil salesmanship suggests that they know very well they didn't get the basic idea to work right. A pity-- I'd really like to see the idea work. Oh well, throw this one on the list of busted mods.
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It will work best on dry hot days under heavy throttle use and highway speeds and it only takes a small amount of water to have some gain. Too much water and you cool the combustion too much and don't burn completely. If you add some methal alcohol to the water it helps to foam and adds some energy to the combustion process.
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Call me crazy but I would never inject water into my engine. It makes no sense.
How in the world is water going to make you get better milage?
I use water to put out fire
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Call me crazy but I would never inject water into my engine. It makes no sense.
It was done on WW2 planes to prevent pre-ignition... You'll be surprised just how much water can pass through before hydrolock...


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what kind of plastic did you use, that it crushed it.....? a soda bottle?
Sorry for the late reply... It was a cheap plastic canister with a screw top... Not sure what type of plastic.

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According to the placard in the elevator.... I use stairs when there's a fire. Really, experience tells me that stairs won't be very good at extinguishing fire
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Call me crazy but I would never inject water into my engine. It makes no sense.
How in the world is water going to make you get better milage?
I use water to put out fire
water expands 1600 times when it changed to steam which adds to the pressure in the cylinder giving you more power.
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