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Old 07-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #441 (permalink)
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #442 (permalink)
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i guess they work since the readout can't lie.
Because driver technique, weather conditions, average speed, and traffic conditions have little to no effect?
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i guess they work since the readout can't lie.
I know, I know that was sarcasm. But I'll give a serious answer.

When in grad school, I took a course in Dynamic Measurements. A whole semester studying all the ways that readouts lie.

Summary: There is no such thing as a readout, any readout, that is 100% accurate. There is only "good enough".

That's just for the readout. Don't forget the confounding factors: temperature, wind, speed, driving habits, terrain, elevation, tire pressure, tire wear, engine efficiency, ...
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:05 PM   #444 (permalink)
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I tried these magnets once and they did nothing. A friend tried then at the same time with the same results. We both felt a little foolish at the time. I don't know if I ever confessed to this before.

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #445 (permalink)
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I tried these magnets once and they did nothing. A friend tried then at the same time with the same results. We both felt a little foolish at the time. I don't know if I ever confessed to this before.

Sam
I just told people the magnets were there to "...capture iron particles in the gasoline..." and hoped the listener(s) believed it (wink,wink).
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I just told people the magnets were there to "...capture iron particles in the gasoline..." and hoped the listener(s) believed it (wink,wink).
Thanks. I feel much better. Do you have a photo album where I can see your cars? Cool stuff! Are the ones in grey former cars?

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Old 10-04-2013, 08:01 AM   #447 (permalink)
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The best and only and probably why dont we all do it reason for magnets is on the fuel filter, oil filter, and possible the side or bottom of the fuel tank to hold the metal there , but ,,, never remove them . loose particles could really cause trouble.
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I tried these magnets once and they did nothing. A friend tried then at the same time with the same results. We both felt a little foolish at the time. I don't know if I ever confessed to this before.

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Thanks. I feel much better. Do you have a photo album where I can see your cars? Cool stuff! Are the ones in grey former cars?

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Back from trip.
mpg going to Florida-27.0 average while in florida-23.5-with magnets
mpg coming back-27.9-without magnets
temperature was warm in florida.
tire pressure 35psi
changed oil in florida for trip back.
windy on way back.

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