Why is it that when I'm reading this, I keep hearing Don West's voice in the
background... "LIMITED edition, people!! LIMITED edition! I'll even throw
in a McGwire rookie card. BE DIALING people!" :)
What's next? A bunch of lemons, some copper and zinc probes, and a spool of
wire? "Cut your household electric bill in half! Get your electric company
to send YOU a check every month!. Of course, individual results will vary"
It might get a second glance at a junior high science fair, but as a
practical supplement to gasoline for an automobile engine? Hardly...
My wild guess here (the website does not provide any description!) is that
hydrogen is generated via electrolysis, and then fed into engine via air
intake. This is similar to what propane-powered engine would do, and primary
danger in such a setup is that explosive hydrogne/air mixture inside intake
manifold can self-ignite and at the very least blow your intake pipe (which
is plastic). You also risk damaging MAP/MAF sensor, and if your intake
manifold is plastic then it gets blown away, too.
Secondly, fundamental laws of physics will prohibit you from any
MPG-increase here... hydrogen is generated using electricity, which in turn
is generated by alternator, which is powered by good ole' gasoline engine.
If anything your MPG will go down as hydrogen production is not lossless,
there can be leaks, etc.
Third, ECM will probably get confused by an overly rich mixture and whole
engine management can go haywire. Not to mention possible damage by water
What did they say?... there is a sucker born every free lunch or so? ;)
When you look at the site it says Hydro-gen. I suspect it is water
injection. I don't know how good this is for an engine but I've seen water
injection systems for sale at JC Whitney in the past. They claimed more
power due to the added oxygen but I just can't see spraying water into your
Intake manifold. I could be wrong But I'll let someone else try it.
While you're at it, see if they can do something about that antiquated law
of gravity... I dropped a hammer on my foot out in the shop today, and
damn - it hurt! All this crap about, "well, gravity must affect all things
equally"... freakin' democrats! :)
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