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Old 04-27-2011, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Shark. What?!?

First new thread in a long time.

Anyways, I saw this on the local news site. Looked like a new gimmick that won't do anything. Some sort of "voltage regulator". Anybody ever hear of this?


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Old 04-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gotta love that rigorous test protocol and in-depth news research.

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Old 04-27-2011, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyways, I saw this on the local news site. Looked like a new gimmick that won't do anything. Some sort of "voltage regulator". Anybody ever hear of this?
There's a few threads on voltage regulators.

The one Consumer Reports tested was found to have an advantage : it has a nice little light on it when it's plugged in ...

Money Shark would have been more appropriate.
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same as the fuel doctor, TO THE CORRAL WITH YE!!!
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Brilliant marketing idea.

Name of the thing you are trying to improve + an animal that's scary or tough = success.

I agree. Unicorn it.
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Brilliant marketing idea.

Name of the thing you are trying to improve + an animal that's scary or tough = success.

I agree. Unicorn it.
it worked for the GameShark for PS2
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...BELIEVE IT OR NOT, but GM is uses something vaguely similar on their new cars to reduce alternator load at idle and thus boost fuel economy.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The one Consumer Reports tested was found to have an advantage : it has a nice little light on it when it's plugged in...
Mrs A's iPhone charger does that. The Octavia loved sitting on the drive for 2 weeks with it plugged in.
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I wonder how this effects your fuel consumption:

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I wonder how this effects your fuel consumption:

it would help me a lot if i wasn't already into hypermiling, i would stay off of the throttle to avoid having to listen to it

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