Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 21:25:13 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] New web page online today - ITG 'TriFoam' Air Filter Project
Lou <justmenospammputer....edu> writes: >On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 16:51:09 +1100 (EST), Craig's C900 Site ><c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote: >>Hi everyone, >> >>I've documented online a very short 'project', but one which may have >>far-reaching effects on my car's reliability. >snip----------------------------------------------------------- >I've seen many many many devices to "improve efficency and increase >fuel mileage in my time (quite awhile I might add) and very few, >almost none, are worth the time, effort and money. > Just my 2 cents worth....... Yes I've seen these claims before too - but remember that the concept used by the people who make the HiClone's is also being used in the very same thing which is sold in the US and Canada as the 'Turbonator'. Exactly the same thing as the HiClone, at "http://www.turbonator.com". Has anyone proved that these devices *harm* an engine's performance or cause any short-term or long-term detrimental effects? Not that I know of. Just lots of talk about how they're a con, but very little real-life experience to add weight to either side of the argument. Despite what everyone might say for or against the use of passive devices that modify the way the incoming airstream circulates through the throttle valve into the engine's intake manifold, I won't side either way until I actually try one out. And I think almost everyone who is a detractor would be in the same position as me - they have never actually tried one out and therefore cannot back up their claim with hard evidence in the form of first-hand personal experience. The other way I look at it is this - a car costs masses of $$$ to purchase, insure and keep running. As Saab owners, we are well aware that our cars can cost much more than an average 'pleb' car to maintain. If a simple, passive, device costing under A$150 can improve engine performance, fuel economy, etc. (even marginally) without requiring any electrical connections, without any moving parts, without affecting any other component in the car or aspect of the car's operation in an adverse fashion, and is made so that it will last longer than the average 20 or so year life of a car, I think that's money well-spent. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.