View Full Version : Gas saving devices

05-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Hello there, good day.<p>Can anyone tell me if any of the following work:<p>Fuel Saver Tornado: <IMG SRC="http://store1.yimg.com/I/sourceone_1846_12929313" BORDER="0"><p>Magnetic Fuel Saver<br><IMG SRC="http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/36000-36099/36098.gif" BORDER="0">

06-10-2005, 06:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>check</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG SRC="http://store1.yimg.com/I/sourceone_1846_12929313" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>We have one installed in our 1994 Buick LeSabre Custom with the base 3.8-liter V6 making approx. 170-horsepower. Before we got one, gas mileage was about 20 MPG in mixed driving. With the tornado, we've been getting nearly 25 MPG. Either it's a lighter lead foot, more highway driving, or the product itself (probably both), but either way, it's saved gas. I'd be pushing it if I said it improved power since I have not noticed any significant difference. Then again, the fuel pump stopped working and the gas tank froze last winter (gotta love GM), so I can't comment on recent performance or mileage.<p>Try it--even if it is a gimmick it somehow saved us a few cents at the pump. :tup:

06-10-2005, 06:48 PM
I agree with Hyundai_Fan, it wouldn't hurt to just try it.<p>I've never used any of the devices mentioned above, or any gas saving devices, as I have always driven the same way regardless whether the price is high or low. I feel it's too stressful to be even thinking about it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That said, I would say go for it and try it, if it's for short-term. But, if this car would be for long-term ownership, I would serious consider investing in a car that has better gas mileage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
06-10-2005, 08:10 PM
I think most of these devices are just boxes of crap that people assume will work, when in reality they do nothing.

06-10-2005, 11:25 PM
yeah... wouldn't car companies make something like this for their cars to get better mileage??? <p><br>I remember seing ads on TV for the Tornado where they did a demonstration somewhat like this: They put water in bottle, flipped it around and measured how long it takes for the bottle to empty. That was the 1st attempt. One the 2nd one they spun the water inside the bottle around and it emptied quicker than by the 1st attempt. This was a way to show that spinning air would fill the cylinders w/ air faster. <br>My Q is: What happens when you make a hole on the other end of the bottle (coz there's also there is one on the intake of a car) and let the water empty, which attempt would be faster then? Probably the same...<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Comrade at 1:44 AM 6/11/2005</i>

06-11-2005, 09:52 AM
In the Philippines, there is this new device called Khaos...<br>Its an air regulating device that introduces the right amount of air required for proper ratio of air and gasoline mixture, for complete fuel combustion. <br>The device is installed at the intake manifold. <p>Based on some tests and consumer feedback, the device is more effective on older non-variable valve timing engines especially the ones with carburators. <p>People usually get to save at least 12%...<br>Of course the company claims that based on tests the average fuel savings is 25%

06-11-2005, 11:48 AM
as far as the tornado goes, I am sure it orks well for other cars, but cars equipped with vortec engines (GM V8 engines for the most part) won't notice a significant increase being that they basically already do that, hence the name "vortec"...

06-11-2005, 07:51 PM
Using any fuel saving device would only give results in models that are really old, most modern cars even have better air swirling systems than the tornado. Like Nick said the GM vortec engines already have it and so do any engines made approximately about 2000.