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Old 06-26-2008, 03:16 AM
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water/fuel conversion

Anybody hear of these water/fuel conversion kits, that are apparently suppose increase fuel efficiency 40+%???
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:27 AM
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No. Just, no. They don't work. Never.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:34 AM
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Thanks, I had the same feeling when I read an add that said I could earn $2,ooo/week 3 hours a day from home-no experience necessary!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:25 AM
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Yep, 100% money robbing scam. Its not possible to use water as a fuel.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:30 PM
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Yep, 100% money robbing scam. Its not possible to use water as a fuel.
Not without putting more energy into turning the water into something that can be used as fuel.
(something like 100% more energy to make the hydrogen than it produces)
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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And those scams are advertised a lot, even on this site. 5starshine.com banner was right above the "Quick Reply" section.
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It only becomes a possibility if you notice the oil companies are buying up all the water. Water injection devices go back to the 1930s I believe.

You might be better off buying a mast and sail. If your running with the wind on any particular day just hoist the sail. Thats probably why mercedes put a sunroof in the vast majority of their cars.

Or carry inflated bags of hydrogen on board. A lighter car in theory gets better fuel milage. Well at least a 240d would climb hills faster. The gamit of things like atom displacement with magnetic fields and other items are almost endless. Yet a proper tuneup of a diesel car that has not had one since it was pretty new can yield increased power and milage. This may be about the only approach that is real.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:29 AM
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During WWII the navy used to inject water into the cylinders of carrier borne aircraft during takeoff. Concentrated air and compression it was, and it vastly improved the power scope. The problem was that it also vastly decreased engine life, but in a war that was no problem. An engine rated for 1000 hours between overhaul was simply dumped overboard after a few hundred hours and replaced with a new one. Lather, rinse, repeat.

But not so smart in a commercial economy.
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