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Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked

    Fuel's Gold: Too good to be true? Dynamic Ionizer, Fuel Doctor FD-47, and three others tested.

    By Michael Austin | Car and Driver – Mon, Oct 10, 2011 2:43 PM EDT

    The key to any hustle is a believable story. It’s no different with fuel-saving flimflams, which often claim to exploit some small, overlooked factor that automakers or oil companies don’t want you to know about. Normally, we wouldn’t give a second thought to fuel-economy hucksterism, but our dedication to journalistic inquiry—and our desire to save you a few bucks in these times of rising gas prices—found us ordering five items that promise to stretch your petrodollar. Four of the five devices showed up, and we tested each in a Mazda 3 and a Jeep Grand Cherokee at steady speeds—35 and 70 mph—on the oval test track at Chrysler’s Chelsea proving ground. A ScanGauge II tool (www.scangauge.com), which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD II port, provided accurate average-fuel-economy measurements. The results?  Well, we hope they don’t surprise you.

    Read much more: http://autos.yahoo.com/news/fuel-saving-devices-debunked.html
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I want to see a picture of the fool who purchased this. :lmao2: :lmao:


    btw, I always get on to my wife about reading Yahoo articles. Most of them are literally just like trash magazines. :laugh2:
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    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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