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Old 08-08-2010, 03:14 PM   #53 (permalink)
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The placebo effect is what I suspect is happening. And i think i can help

hondo has offered to loan me a magnet array for testing. Considering my wife drives around 300 miles a week, I can put these magnets on the fuel line without her knowledge and simply continue to monitor the results. I also drive the car, just not as much as her, so I'll be able to tell if there is any change. And I also have a scanguage, so I'll be quite capable of giving decent results.

And yes, this thread is indeed gripping
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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