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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM
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Cool "Tornado" mpg saver?! HP increase!?

so has anyone heard of these tornado gas saver products being sold...i've read lot of reviews about them and basically they dont work for newer cars, but older ones it might actually work on....anyways wondering if anyone knows about this product or has it and tried it...i know the mechanics of the tornado but just wondering thoughts about these and if I should try one
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:13 PM
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Why would you put anything in your intake? It'll block airflow... Therefore less HP. It doesn't make sense.
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No Chris, you don't understand! It swirls and swirls just like a witches caldron and it mixes EVERYTHING up in the high performance combustion chamber thingy! It will increase gas mileage, stamina, cardiovascular conditioning, hair growth, hens laying eggs, ... ;-)

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I put one in and I get around 55/60 mpg.
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I put shell hi-test fuel in my tank and got improved fuel mileage
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I rigged up a hair dryer to the intake my truck and now I get 12MPG... :-)
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well guys this was just an inquiry so i was looking for more serious answers...no BS and yes...from what i've read these things actually do work and you can put in more than o
ne in other places of the intqke to...



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I put one in and I get around 55/60 mpg.
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really the explanation behind these products, that i have read, seems to make complete sense and they are a quick fix for someone with less available funds like me...just wondering if anyone else tried or knew someone who did and any results...thank you for your serious answers as i appreciate them
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Take a look inside an intake plenum on your v8 - putting something before your throttle body that induces 'swirl' will have no effect after the flow has been damped by the large area inside the plenum and been dragged through the bellmouths.

This thing will not do anything in reality. Subconciously however, you might well believe it has improved things; this is just one of those quirks of human nature that we want to see reward after an investment.

A K&N, or the $150 headers i saw mentioned here recently would go further to making things more economical.
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well guys this was just an inquiry so i was looking for more serious answers...no BS and yes...from what i've read these things actually do work and you can put in more than o
ne in other places of the intqke to...




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really the explanation behind these products, that i have read, seems to make complete sense and they are a quick fix for someone with less available funds like me...just wondering if anyone else tried or knew someone who did and any results...thank you for your serious answers as i appreciate them
In the interest of full discloser, I have to admit that I tried it. But in my defense, it was like 1997 and I was an idiot 18 year old. I put it on a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder. It doesn't do jack. Nothing. You don't even "think" it does jack.

Just a word of advise, when this many people tell you that it's junk, just accept it, even if it bums you out.
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I was joking around kyle . a lot of people think they are bullshit. Why not try one out and see if you see any results. They are only what... $25 bucks? Hell if it adds 1mpg in your test then i will buy one too!
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Physics is hard.....Computational flow dynamics is even harder

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No, the explanation does not make sense. I dont remember what the exact claims were, but you dont have to hang out with Bernoulli to know its bullshit. Gas ionizers, intake swirlies, etc - all crap.
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Some studies and articles:

General info on "fuel saving devices":
http://www.fuelsaving.info/debunk.htm

Devices that increase turbulence:
http://www.fuelsaving.info/turbulence.htm

Devices that improve fuel atomization:
http://www.fuelsaving.info/atomisation.htm

NY Times article says they do nothing:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/06/au...=1&oref=slogin

A good one: "Real ways to save fuel":
http://www.fuelsaving.info/driving.htm
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Auto companies would be putting these in if they actually worked.

Imagine getting 1000 people at $25 each every other month...$150,000 is a nice chunk of change!
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Auto companies would be putting these in if they actually worked.

Bing Bing.


Things that do work (even if somewhat of a stretch), and that are cost effective, make it into production. Manufacturers will use synthetic oils and increase (sometimes too much) service intervals because the product works. They do not use Slick 50, though.
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A K&N, or the $150 headers i saw mentioned here recently would go further to making things more economical.
k&n won't do anything in my experiences
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A K&N, or the $150 headers i saw mentioned here recently would go further to making things more economical.

have K and N air filter....didnt notice too much as far as performance, other than when i pulled the stock one out it was disgustingly dirty and SHITTY...so i'd rather have something cleaner which again "supposedly" increases and decreases things people like to hear
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Auto companies would be putting these in if they actually worked.

Imagine getting 1000 people at $25 each every other month...$150,000 is a nice chunk of change!
it's America. well marketed, they could do far better than 1000 every other month.
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