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Old 04-29-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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Fuel Catalysts

I was wondering if anyone has heard of adding a fuel catalyst to your fuel tank. The idea is that it burns gasoline and diesel fuel more thoroughly inside your engine and delivers dramatically better fuel efficiency. I saw this one and I didn't know if it is really legitimate or just a scam. This particular one is pretty expensive, the claimed gas savings would barely pay for it but I was wondering if anyone here has ever heard of it? Used it? or otherwise know anything about doing this??
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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There is only so much energy in a gallon of fuel and today's engines use it pretty efficiently. Most of those things are totally useless. They don't work any better than you broken link.

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Most of these are snake oil at best.

Good tune up and proper maintenance combined with driving in the sweet spot will be better.

Vacuum guage on gas engine best for driving in sweet spot.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:36 AM   #4
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Sorry the link didn't work---> https://www.myfgv.biz/product/display?id_d=1645

J Birder....My rig is kinda old, it's not one of "today's engines".... But it's the best I could get.
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Doesn't change the fact that fuel additives are a waste of money.
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Most of these are snake oil at best.........
You could sacrifice a white chicken and get the same results
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There have been so many fuel additives, and carburetor adapters, fuel injector boosters etc that all claim they improve fuel economy and power. The only thing I have seen them do is increase the bank accounts of the manufactures of these products.
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Ok, then, it looks like the opinion is unanimous that it's a BS claim to fill their own bank accounts. Anyhow, I found the correct link, a place called Future Global Vision---> Future Global Vison Inc. They claim you will get an extra 1/4 gallon on every fill up. I figured it was bogus but I just thought I would ask here because RVers know about burning gas...
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I read most of their website, and did some research. Complete scam with ties to previous scam companies. Previous incarnations appear to have included Ponzi Scheme - like arrangements for Green Fuel Tabs. Language, word choice, and sentence structure are all very similar to spam emails.

My advice to moderator: remove this thread. Links are suspicious and McAfee did not like them.

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I read most of their website, and did some research. Complete scam with ties to previous scam companies. Previous incarnations appear to have included Ponzi Scheme - like arrangements for Green Fuel Tabs. Language, word choice, and sentence structure are all very similar to spam emails.

My advice to moderator: remove this thread. Links are suspicious and McAfee did not like them.

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Okay, I didn't know that. I'm not trying to spread spam or help anyone scam anyone here. I just thought I would ask about it here because I didn't know if it is a scam or not. That is all.
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We do use a additive on our farm and have found that we do get better fuel economy. Maybe it is because we have JD tractors?

We burn in the area of 20,000 gallons of diesel each farming season. About 3 years ago our fuel supplier gave us a additive to try and we still use it today.

I'll leave it at that, because we thought it was snake oil at the time too!
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on 20000 gallons what is the % of gain and what is the name of the additive?
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With current recipe there may be both good things added and not there...sulfer was one that was good for the valve train but bad for the air.

So there may be some additives that are simply replacing the banned stuff that older engines prefered.

Newer engines are designed for newer formulas so may not help road engines.

Even if it does the roi usually is not there.
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