The Tornado does not work..plain and simple. First, lets examine the
obvious. If such a cheap device could give even a 2% increase in fuel
economy the auto makers would pounce on it. Imagine meeting CAFE standards
without having to spend millions in R&D. Obviously, since better fuel
economy is in their interest and since they show NO interest in this device,
one can surmise that they don't believe it works.
Second, with modern fuel injection, mixing problems are a thing of the past.
In a carb set up, fuel is streamed in a course squirt from the jets into the
venturies. There it mixes with the intake air and atomizes before being
drawn into the combustion chamber. Long plenums, rough surfaces inside the
manifold and polished intake ports all help to mix the gas/fuel mixture
better so that it burns with greater efficiency. In such a case, a Tornado
device "might" help unless it restricted air flow in which case it would
reduce power rather than boost it. However, in the case of modern engines
with electronic fuel management and port injection, the gas is as atomized
as it is ever going to get. And the air flow is monitored to get the ideal
fuel/air ratio. Thus, the Tornado won't to squat.
Third, have you ever heard of any racers using this device? I didn't think
so. The reason is plain and simple. In a game where winning is measured in
thousandths of seconds and where the slightest edge can mean the difference
between taking home the money or going broke, these guys use what works and
junk the rest. Since they don't use the Tornado, you can again surmise that
it doesn't work.
Last but not least, have you ever wondered why the makers of the Tornado
don't have lab tests to back up their product? I don't mean guys they hire
to do biased, a-priori investigations but rather independent, nationally
recognized labs such at those run by Consumer Reports or one of the
automakers? It's because they won't get the positive results they need to
sell the product. In a controlled averment where human input is removed, the
Tornado just won't work...period. So you ask, why do some "satisfied
customers" report such an improvement? Well, my guess is they subconsciously
drive better because they are so intent on seeing what improvement they can
gain through this device. If you pay attention to your driving and drive
smarter, you will see an easy 2% increase in fuel economy, perhaps even as
much as 10%.
So, in conclusion, the Tornado does not work. Save your money. Or, send your
money to me. I do work but I get paid far too little and could use more
money. I won't help your gas mileage any nor will I make your car run better
but shoot, I will spend your money with the same enthusiasm the guys at
Tornado do and I'll not lie to you to get it.
R. J. Talley
Teacher/James Madison Fellow
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