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Old 10-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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this reminds me of Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop...

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You all are definitely right. This device fools a standard exhaust emissions test as it is essentially a carbon trap. A normal fuel economy test (FTP or other) uses a carbon balance equation to determine fuel economy. Since the Blade captures some of the carbon coming out, the emissions analyzers see less carbon, so the calculation shows that less fuel was used.

It is a unicorn in regards to fuel economy. It does reduce emissions so it does do something!
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had my emissions test done recently and thought I had the guy convinced into running a test with it. I left it at the shop and told them they could test it at their convenience.
Jokes on me though because he tossed it back in the car and laughed as I pulled away.

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