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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:53 AM
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Hey guys, I am currently thinking about about purchasing a hiclone fuel saver for my money pit (land rover 110(3.5l v8 ). Before I make the leap, I was wondering if anybody knew anything about these things. Thanks! http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-RA1462 Click image for larger version

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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:40 AM
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Those things were as seen on TV over here a few years ago.
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 04:23 AM
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Always wondered. Some performance intakes have similar internals but generally designed to straighten air flow. There are devices available to insert into the intakes of motorcycles that many of the manufactures are using that are a similar design. I can honestly say that those work, seat of the pants improvement in low end response. Not sure if the product pictured has any effect at all.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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I bought a used 2002 Chevy 2500 HD and drove it for a few months. I was replacing the belts and I found one of these things in the intake hose.

Got abysmal mileage when the hiclone was in the truck. Same terrible mileage after I removed it and threw it out.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 08:07 AM
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You may have better luck with one of those sacks of lead that people used to throw in their gas tanks.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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You may have better luck with one of those sacks of lead that people used to throw in their gas tanks.
used to! I throw sacks of lead in leverything!


In all seriousness, thanks for the info. If anybody else has some horror stories or wins about these I would be much obliged.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Buy one,, take pictures of the install and report back.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Those things are 100 percent effective at removing money from your wallet.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Save MONEY...Buy on EBay! Cos you wont save money any other way!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tornado-Fuel...-/181266757818
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Those things are 100 percent effective at removing money from your wallet.
No kidding. There are better ways to spend your time and money. Put on some street tires and keep them aired up evenly. Remove things like Hi-Lift jacks and roof racks that disrupt airflow, etc.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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You have to be a troll.
What wax do I use?
What does this switch do?
Now this.

Really? What's your next thread? Who drives wearing Blue Blockers and dries their Defender with a ShamWow?
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Old December 20th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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You might have better luck putting magnets on your fuel lines.


Or not.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_saving_device





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Old December 20th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Really? What's your next thread? Who drives wearing Blue Blockers and dries their Defender with a ShamWow?
I drive with smith&wesson shooting glasses and driving gloves with palm leather made from unicorn scrotum and shamwow cuffs to absorb sweat.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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the switch thread killed me!

At least its all good for a laugh
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Old December 20th, 2013, 12:30 PM
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does that work in the gas trucks or only the diesels?
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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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You have to be a troll.
What wax do I use?
What does this switch do?
Now this.

Really? What's your next thread? Who drives wearing Blue Blockers and dries their Defender with a ShamWow?
Thinking you are on to something..
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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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You have to be a troll. What wax do I use? What does this switch do? Now this. Really? What's your next thread? Who drives wearing Blue Blockers and dries their Defender with a ShamWow?
Im not a troll. This was an actual question. Second. That wax thread is my pride and joy (just kidding). Im actually a bit embarrassed but the wax was needed badly. I took the car to autozone and the manager said he had never seen paint in such bad condition.

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I drive with smith&wesson shooting glasses and driving gloves with palm leather made from unicorn scrotum and shamwow cuffs to absorb sweat.
Pics or it didn't happen lol
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