So I gave it a shot on a 1996 Lexus ES300 with 224,000 miles (essentially
the same car as a Camry). It killed 2 knock sensors (it only has two) and
that required the intake manifold to be removed to replace them ($170
each at Autozone). So, 4 hours of work to repair the damage done plus the
extra $397.44 in parts and gasket kit, the lesson learned. This makes for
a good bunsen burner, but a bad addition to a fuel injected car with a
sensitive ECU. I won't be reposting for arguments about which oil company
I obviously work for. I work at a small ad agency in Atlanta supporting
my family of 7. While a car hobbiest, I don't claim to be an engineer,
yet I hold my own under the hood.
My real feelings on the situation with the oil companies is that it makes
sense for them and it sucks for us, but basically we're all contributing
to a huge retirement fund for them and a "Super fund" for refinery
dismantling after the big swap to electric and hydrogen based cars in
2017. They basically are getting a 10 year pas to make everything they
can and then be put into the same business loop as Black and White
televisions - some small need, but no demand.
If anyone else makes this work, good for you.
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