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    I have the solution, the powers wont like it and wont enforce it either.

    Here goes....

    There is an engine that runs on sea water patented somewhere buried in the back of the oil companies file cabinet.

    If this engine was put into production the melting ice caps would be cancelled out by demand for waterfuel.

    Then the residue exhaust would form a mist to protest us from the sun should the ozone layer be in the state that they like to tell us frequently.

    Only downside is the beaches would then be mined by the taxman to prevent you nipping down for a free tankfull.

    You would then pull on to the forcourt and be confronted with the choice of Unsalted,Ready Salted or Heavy Seawater


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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    I have the solution, the powers wont like it and wont enforce it either.

    Here goes....

    There is an engine that runs on sea water patented somewhere buried in the back of the oil companies file cabinet.

    If this engine was put into production the melting ice caps would be cancelled out by demand for waterfuel.

    Then the residue exhaust would form a mist to protest us from the sun should the ozone layer be in the state that they like to tell us frequently.

    Only downside is the beaches would then be mined by the taxman to prevent you nipping down for a free tankfull.

    You would then pull on to the forcourt and be confronted with the choice of Unsalted,Ready Salted or Heavy Seawater

    I'm more of a cheese & onion man

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    great idea there vv, only 1 question though, how do you tune this engine?

    with a little salt n shake pack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    great idea there vv, only 1 question though, how do you tune this engine?

    with a little salt n shake pack?
    There will be no need, if you put some sea SHELL Saltymax in, made from micro organism poo and dried weeds, you will get 50 SHP more, that's Sea Horse Power btw.

    Those wanting supercharging can fit a Karcher multifunction power washer and depending on the spray pattern selected add between 35 & 75 SHP on top of the Saltymax figures.

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    loving the karcher pressure washer idea!

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    This idea may not be as far off as you might think, there are several companies working on this technology right now. Basically, the engine wont actually run on salt water as such, but a by-product...Hydrogen. Most modern engines could possibly run on Hydrogen fuel without too much work. The trick is that if you add salt to water (or use sea water) then introduce a metal alloy, the reaction causes the Hydrogen in the water to split off and escape.

    The hard part is fitting a system to a vehicle that can control this reaction and harness the Hydrogen to fuel the engine.

    Here's some more info:

    http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/...ar/h20car2.htm

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    BMW I believe plan to sell a Hydrogen engine in their range by 2010, it'll be the 1st 100k+ 3 series if I know how these things work, I know Toyota or Honda also have one in the pipeline and are actually testing it on a private island.

    Can't wait myself, one less political lie for the taxman to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    BMW I believe plan to sell a Hydrogen engine in their range by 2010, it'll be the 1st 100k+ 3 series if I know how these things work, I know Toyota or Honda also have one in the pipeline and are actually testing it on a private island.

    Can't wait myself, one less political lie for the taxman to use.
    But does that use reforming to obtain the hydrogen and then use a Proton Exchange Membrane to generate electricity and a motor as a prime mover??

    Fuel cell technology and has been around for longer than the internal combustion engine, a little known fact.

    A few years ago I worked on a project to reform petrol into hydrogen, got about 99.8% efficiency. BMW were involved. That was only a few thousand watts, but could easily have been scalable. We got the reformer into a very neat little package.

    Done a lot in my time.

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    they may have the technology too build these alternative fuel engines but do you honestly think they will be allowed to comission them for your every day joe bloggs driver when they know that they can squeese us for every penny on fuel tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzer t View Post
    they may have the technology too build these alternative fuel engines but do you honestly think they will be allowed to comission them for your every day joe bloggs driver when they know that they can squeese us for every penny on fuel tax.
    The thing is, everyone, including the oil companies konws that eventually our reserves of oil will run out, whether that's tomorrow, 10 years or 100 years down the line, we know they will run out. So, it's in everyone's, including the oil companies interests to find other sources of fuel/energy.

    Most of the oil companies that operate petrol forecourts in this country are now starting to put LPG pumps on their forecourts. As and when new types of fuels start to come online and proove to be popular/profitable then the big operators know that it will make sense to provide these.

    To suggest that the big oil companies suppress developments in fuel technology is silly, they know they have to keep up. They are still the ones where you'll go and fill your tank with 'cleaner more efficient sea water'.

    As for how much these new engines will cost the average consumer, well to start with, of course they will be expensive - as is ANY new technology. But, as demand increases so prices will come down.

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