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The San Diego Alternative Energy Meetup Group Message Board Cars & Transportation › 20% more mileage with a better carb?

20% more mileage with a better carb?

A former member
Post #: 302
http://www.temple.edu/newsroom/2008_2009/09/stories/taofueldevice.htm­


According to Rongjia Tao, chair of Temple’s Physics Department, the small device consists of an electrically charged tube that can be attached to the fuel line of a car’s engine near the fuel injector. With the use of a power supply from the vehicle’s battery, the device creates an electric field that thins fuel, or reduces its viscosity, so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine. That leads to more efficient and cleaner combustion than a standard fuel injector, he says.

Six months of road testing in a diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz automobile showed that the device increased highway fuel from 32 miles per gallon to 38 mpg, a 20 percent boost, and a 12-15 percent gain in city driving.

Bogus or real? It's hard to believe so I'm skeptical though it could be real...
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