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Old 05-23-2008, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ethos FR Snake Oil Or The Real Deal?

Hey Ya'll,

I came accross this( http://www.thegassecret.net/index.html ) product with pretty convincing advertising, but a search here has not provided me with any results that give me confidence that this is not just another snake oil product.

My search skills do leave something to be desired, so forgive me if I missed it, but has this stuff been tested or discussed by Ecomodders? Does it work as claimed? Will it save me money and make my engine last longer?

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Old 05-23-2008, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So much BS on that site.

So he credits all California smog reduction and tailpipe emissions reductions since 1980 on only gasoline formulation? What about catalytic convertors, fuel injection, improved engine controls, evaporative emissions contols, etc etc?

I really like the claim that the Impala emitted zero emissions after using the product.

It would be sweet if someone would spend the time to do emissions on their car a few times and get some data for their "Double your money back guarantee".

My opinion - the product may do something, but there is no way it's going to meet the claims made there.
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Allan, have you had a look around http://fuelsaving.info?

It's a highly recommended read for the rationally-minded fuel efficiency enthusiast.

There's a specific page there about Ethos: http://www.fuelsaving.info/ethos.htm
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the information. I was thinking it sounded fishy, but wanted some other opinions. They will not be getting my money.

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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the information. I was thinking it sounded fishy, but wanted some other opinions. They will not be getting my money.

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Old 08-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What did I sign?

Why is there a scam fuel saver under everyones post? Who is the man behind the curtain, here?
Great Idea tho, build a forum just for people looking to get better mpgs and then sell them some snake oil. Is Ethos FU an MLM Networkmarketing ploy?
What I didn't undersatnd about it is if your cars owners manual says to use 87 octain, why would you add something to your fuel to increase it. Running your engine hotter might ruin something, no?
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Can you be more specific about what you're seeing and where, SickMPGs?

You may be seeing a Google Ad - we have no ad arrangements with any specific companies.

For a skeptical view of Ethos, see: Fuel saving gadgets - a professional engineer's view: Ethos FR
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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GreenBlazer has about 4 gas saving links under his post and if you come back later it might be a Wacovia link.
Thanks for the Ethos info, Metro, I'd say there isnt much of any proof.

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I read on a forum somewhere about a person trying Ethos and not getting any benefit from it and was also having a hard time with the company getting the double money back guarantee. I considered trying it once and found someone selling it on eBay much cheaper that the company's web site. I emailed the seller and ask him if he would honor the guarantee and he gave me a straight out NO. That changed my mind about trying it.
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GreenBlazer has about 4 gas saving links under his post and if you come back later it might be a Wacovia link.
Thanks for the Ethos info, Metro, I'd say there isnt much of any proof.
Yes, those are just the Google Ads. Some of them are pretty terrible in terms of peddling junk and scams. It's practically a full time job trying to stay on top of them and add them to our filter because as soon as you kill one, 2 more pop up. Breed like rabbits.

We're aiming to reduce the proportion of Google Ads on the site.

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