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Old 06-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Doviatt, I've read just about every link on the internet. I like to read what everyone has to say, even unrelated to car savings, but listening to what they are really saying. A lot of reports are reiterating old invalid tests that need to be updated and no one knows how to really test this effect.
Something happened when I put the magnets on. It's not just one car. I have a 97 maxima which also shows much better milage and performance on regular gas and actually was the first car I put the it on. This car is the I usually drive, which is very little, and not even taken on a trip to see what the highway milage is. The car that really convinced me that something is going on is my father's 2003 mercury marquis. With a 4.6 liter v-8, what better car to try it on. He said he was getting 20 mpg on the trip up. So we filled the tank And drove to cooperstown and back about 160 miles all on one day, same tire pressure, same weather, same weight, when we got back we refilled the tank read the milage figured gallons used.
we drove 160 miles 5.4 gallons of gas. This figures out to be 29.6 mpg. I've owned mercury marquis for 7 years and lincoln towncar for 7 years and have never acheived more than 25 mpg. There is almost a 20% difference in milage.
We will do more tests with and without magnets to verify results.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Mctimson, If you are coming to Binghamton I will lend you a magnet to try on your car. I have been looking for someone who cares about milage and keeps close track. Most people don't even know what thier milage is and don't care. If you put a magnet on thier car they wouldn't even be able to tell you if they were getting any different milage.
I am also looking for someone with a good sized motorcycle to do a test on. My lawnmower perked up too.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Five pages on freekin magnets. Are we bored here or what?
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:30 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Sure, let me know when a good time is for you. I have pretty much every day off right now, I can come down at any time.

Out of curiosity, have you tried taking the magnets off and seeing if you still get the same FE that you did before the magnets?
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mctimson, sorry it took so long to respond, Had to go to the dentist.
I have not taken the magnets off yet. I am waiting for a time I can keep track of milage and go a meaningful distance. The maxima doesn't have a milage tracker like the altima, so I have to do the fill the tank thing. If you want you can send a email to my email, its my forum name @cs.com and I will email back and set up a time.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #46 (permalink)
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...Had to go to the dentist.
I think I have scientific proof that going to the dentist improves gas mileage.
Do you know of anyone who speeds to a dentist appointment?
low speed = great MPG.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:03 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I was going 60 mph cars were passing like I was standing still, slammed it up to 61
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:45 PM   #48 (permalink)
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And at 61MPH, you were still getting passed... in fact, you were probably getting beeped at too. I used to live in Endicott, and I'm still only about an hour away.

Magnets on the fuel line = rigamarole. Period, full stop. Until you can prove otherwise, please stop trying.

As far as your claims that noone can properly test the effect of magnets on fuel, it's a bunk claim. We don't need to test the effect of magnetism on fuel, we need only test the claim that it will make you get better fuel efficiency.

The side by side tests might be invalid, you could be correct about that, however, any road test will show the same thing. At the same speed, in the same conditions, on the same engine, with the same tire pressures, etc, the magnets vs. the non-magnets have repeatedly shown no improvement in efficiency.

It really doesn't matter what effect magnetism has on fuel, the net effect (what you're actually looking for) is whether or not you get better efficiency with it. If you're burning more efficiently, you can do the same work with less fuel. This can be measured easily. The EPA testing stands, and your claims are un-backed to this point.
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Informative piece on magnets in general How do magnets work?
Might as well learn something.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:51 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Mr C, in your opinion what would cause a car to increase milage to 8 mpg over epa estimates for the car without changing anything?


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