Well, after hearing the ads on XM, I decided to buy this magic charm. I also did some reading up from other boards. It seems people are getting about a .5 mpg increase using this device.
It's 200 bucks, so why not. It's also guaranteed so I can return it if it doesn't work. At the $3.05 a gallon point, I'm all for finding ways to save fuel/money. If this thing works, it will pay for itself in a couple weeks time.
I'll post results once I get it installed.
Turbo 3000 Super Vada Fuel Device
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Once you put it on, and once it is operating, how about providing us with an explanation of how it actually works. One rule though, you will have to use words actually found in a dictionary, not words like "turbulation" that the manufacturers made up.
I hear some people claiming that it works wonders, and read of a lot of people who found absolutely no difference in running one. I have looked through their literature and for the life of me I can't understand the physical principles on which it is supposed to operate.
When you put it on, don't forget to factor in the change in the seasons. They recommend that you use it for 25k miles to clean the engine out of deposits, and that's long enough for the weather to change and the fuel temps to decrease, both of which bring a little bit of an increase in mileage.
If it works, then wonderful, but I remain skeptical of them. The main thing in their favor that I see is that they are relatively inexpensive, and if they don't work you don't get clobbered too badly.
It's amazing how these "fuel saving" ad ons are popping up with the price of oil being the way it has been...
I am old enough to remember the oil crises of the early 70s and the gas rationing. It was the same thing then. Buy this and gain an x amount of MPG. Add this to your gas and increase millage...
The only way to have the most and best milage out of a vehicle is ROUTINE maintenence. Taht includes regular tune ups and oil changes...
A given engine in a specific vehicle will only give a certain MPG, plus or minus depending on the load. A truck I had at one time gave me 6.5 mpg like clock work no matter the load. It was re-licensed for heavy haul with a gross weight of 105,500 and grossed out the milage rarely ran below 4.7 and only time it went over 5 was when mty..
what I am getting at is what effects fuel millage the most is weight and engine load...
If anybody tries to sell something to increas millage it is a pipe dream and is deseigned to make the seller rich...
Has anyone else read the post about the guy who bought the power crystals that set on top of the motor. Like portland said as fuel increases nutjobs come out of the woodworks with fuel saving devices. Here is what I say, Stay on a strict maintence routine, run Lucas Injector cleaner once a month, Buy an APU, and keep your foot out of it and you will have great fuel mileage.
Anyways, I wish you luck with this thing and please let us know if it works. I will gladly eat crow pie if I am wrong in calling this just another gimmick.
If there is anything on the market that is not a shame or a legit way of increasing fuel millage I would like to see it along with real world test results.
If it does increase fuel milage a considerable amount I would use it on my pick up. I would not mind seeing 30+ mpg on my F-250 pulling the trailer...
Hey, I'm skeptical like others. I know the message board posts I have read could be "plants" giving a rosy outlook. I figured it's worth a shot for something that has a money back guarantee.
I run mostly in the Atlanta area, so the weather factors should be about the same. Hot!
As for what makes it work... It doesn't make much sense to me, either. I won't be able to explain anything except that it goes in the fuel line like a fuel filter as close to the injector fuel rail as possible.
Here's a re-post from the Nemo forum:
Her are my numbers this is just to give you some insight as to what I am getting.This is for a 8 month time span with a 1 months down due to hit and run.start date was 2-15-2005 end date was 10-15-2005
Fuel stats before Turbo 3000d vada
Dollars spent 15322.91 per mile $0.42
gallons used 6554.833 per gal 2.337651
miles 36608 mpg 5.584887
months 3.5 4377.974
Fuel stats after turbo 3000d vada
dollars spent $12,729.57
gallons used 5130.953
per gal $2.48
months 3.5 dollars pm $3,637.02
Final numbers are below.
$.02 cents less per mile
.15 cents more per gallon
.55083 more miles per gallon
740.95 Less per month.
As you can see this aint snake oil.
Don't forget, they are one of the main sponsors of the Dave Nemo program on the radio, so you will find little on his site concerning the Turbo 3000 except cheerleading. Some of the claims that are made for it in commercials on his show are ludicrous. If this thing really worked and provided the gains that are claimed, don't you think that by now at least one of the engine or chassis manufacturers would be offering on their new trucks? If Volvo or F/L could install a 200-300 dollar device that increases fuel mileage by 10%, they would be touting it to the moon and stars.
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