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    Haha, falls under the category of fuel magnets, fuel saving additives, turbulence increasers, and hopes and dreams. Makes a massive dent in your wallet and gives you nothing in return.

    Funnily enough, the TV show Mythbusters tried loads of fuel saving devices including a hydrogen solution like this one and all the claims were busted.

    If you want to save fuel, there's only 2 real possible solutions...... Walk or Cycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerv View Post
    Funnily enough, the TV show Mythbusters tried loads of fuel saving devices including a hydrogen solution like this one and all the claims were busted
    They misunderstood the instructions and came back and revisited this in a later episode

    If you read the instructions, it is used on the air intake, NOT the fuel intake!
    You then need to reduce the fuel entering the combustion chamber

    However as Mythbusters found the difference was negligible, unless the car was driven at a constant 80kph and even then the improvement was less than 20%
    The overall cost saving was even less

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    did you get this from pistonheads? I put it up there lol can't believe how brilliantly bad the whole advert is.

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    Wasnt there some work on steam injection quite a few years ago, it actually increased the power and economy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    did you get this from pistonheads? I put it up there lol can't believe how brilliantly bad the whole advert is.

    lol Maybe

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    You could use propane instead of petrol, it's half the price.

    What'd be really cool is if Vauxhall did a version of the Vectra C that was already set up to run on either petrol or propane...


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    They did an LPG model called DualFuel

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