Auto Mileage Improvement Device

Discussion in 'General Science' started by BR-549, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. BR-549

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    There have been a lot of "kits" down thru the years that are sold to increase you gas mileage. This started after the oil embargoes in the early and mid 70s. There have been all kinds of "devices".

    I remember one that starts out asking you if you ever noticed how easily your car started on a rainy day, and how smooth the engine ran that day?

    Anyone recall that? It was adding moisture, either thru the carburetor or the intake manifold.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2016-09-bosch-fuel-saving-bonus.html

    Very in-ter-es-ting.
     
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  3. BR-549

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    Just what I knew all along. They are making those chem trails.
     
  4. nsaspook

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    A practical system would need an antifreeze mix for the injection tank like methanol with some sort of oil to reduce corrosion.
     
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    The nut holding the steering wheel......................
     
  6. ian field

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    It was common on fighter planes in WW2, and AFAIK: it was mixed with antifreeze. Oil would emulsify and contribute little to preventing corrosion.

    It was a short term boost for dog fights - apparently it destroyed the piston crowns if used too much.
     
  7. nsaspook

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    I guess a corrosion inhibitor instead of 'oil' would have been a better word.
     
  8. jpanhalt

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    Just put it in the windshield washer battle. No corrosion problem there. Ethanol could be added as antifreeze. That might also allow them to get it out of our gas.

    John
     
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