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Old 03-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There's always people who put stuff down when they have never tried it. I've purchased one and followed the instruction guide and was able to acheive 75% over EPA.

As always YMMV

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Old 03-31-2010, 01:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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There's always people who put stuff down when they have never tried it. I've purchased one and followed the instruction guide and was able to acheive 75% over EPA.

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LOLOLOLOL, how true, how true!

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Damn that's like impossible, yet clearly not!
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It has three LEDs on it, doesn't it? Well, LEDs are energy saving, aren't they?
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This is true, the first generation current regulator had fluoresent and only saved about 5%.

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I can only imagine where you are plugging it in
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You can buy a 50 cent sticker and put it over the lighter hole and possibly get the same effect haha
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Now that we're done joking about this piece of crap, Would properly isolating the ecu from the rest of the electrical system have any benefits? I realize that few of us have the ability to do this and I am not one of them.

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Now that we're done joking about this piece of crap, Would properly isolating the ecu from the rest of the electrical system have any benefits? I realize that few of us have the ability to do this and I am not one of them.

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It might. A cleaner signal from various sensors could make for more accurate air/fuel adjustments. 18%? I doubt it.

As for what this does, perhaps it works like noise canceling headphones and maybe a large capacitor to try to even out current spikes & variations. Or something. 18% still seems incredibly ..uh.. optimistic. I wonder why they specify "at least 2 years old"?
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There's always people who put stuff down when they have never tried it. I've purchased one and followed the instruction guide and was able to acheive 75% over EPA.

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Not to be disrespectful but,EPA mileage numbers account for very little in the real world.
A recent example would be my friend John Gilkison's new non-hybrid Civic which is getting 11-mpg better than EPA rating,and he's done nothing at all to the car.That's about a 34% 'improvement.'

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