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 Post subject: tornado for intake
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:51 pm 
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has anybody used those things? the tornado, basically a sheetmetal louver for yer air cleaner. they make some pretty big claims. as seen on tv. i could see how it would work i guess. like a not-so-super charger

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:03 pm 
i had it for my Volare four door and turned out to be a waste. :(
had an irritating whistle when i accelerated and really seen no difference in mileage or overall performance. off it went and byebye whistle. definitley not worth it


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:28 pm 
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It accomplishes the task the manufacturer designed it to do perfectly: it sucks money out of your wallet.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:07 pm 
So, if you get it for free, it just sucks.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:00 pm 
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thats more or less the impression i got but i have never known anyone ever who had used one so i was curious. a friend of mine bought a microwave brussel sprout cooker off tv and it made some damn good brussel sprouts so you never know. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:48 pm 
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I bought 2 of them just for kicks. One is on my 2002 Firebird and the other is on my wifes 2002 Malibu. I think it worked a little. The Firebird was a little hard to tell because I switched to Mobil 1 Synthetic at exactly the same time but my mileage went from 19 to 21. Doesn't sound like much but that's about 10 percent. The car is very consistent city or highway generally.

My wifes car without any other changes also went up about 10 percent but hers was a little hard to tell because that car gets radically different mileage from city to highway. Either way it went up if anything at all.

The Tornado website is intrigueing because you can actually look at a specific car and see their claimed results.

As far as the manufacturer comment. If you used the same logic on car stereos and stock air filters, tires, oil, gasoline as the car comes off the lot ... the argument doesn't stand. Stock air filters are the cheapest thing available in most cases and stock radios are notoriously bad. So I don't buy that argument in general. Also K & N Air filters really work and they are almost always an aftermarket upgrade. Also have you rebuilt a Slant Six and done a porting and polishing of the head or seen all the leftover casting sand in the engine. Was that by design? I doubt it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:49 pm 
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Oops, I misread panic's comment sorry. But I think my argument stands. Sorry.

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I think if you install one and get a 10% increase, and get the pellets to put in your cylinders for 10%, and the oil additive for 10%, magnets on your fuel line for 10%. we would no longer be dependent on foreign oil. :D :wink:

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Charrlie_S wrote:
I think if you install one and get a 10% increase, and get the pellets to put in your cylinders for 10%, and the oil additive for 10%, magnets on your fuel line for 10%. we would no longer be dependent on foreign oil. :D :wink:


Then you could bolt on a 250 horsepower shot of nitrous and get all of your horsepower for FREE!!! ;) :lol:

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 Post subject: magnets???
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:46 am 
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magnets on the fuel lines, never heard of that one. how is it supposed to work? sounds like the devise might have some effect on fuel injected cars.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:52 pm 
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Magnets on fuel lines? I think I remember that one... I saw another one recently, where you put it inline with your fuel line, like a fuel filter, except it contained platinum. Supposedly it will allow for a more complete burn by letting in tiny amounts of platinum into the fuel supply. Their reasoning was if platinum in catalayic converters burns off unused fuel in exhaust, platinum in the combustion chamber will help with the burn as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:13 pm 
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The advertising hype on the magnets is: The magnets align the fuel molicules, and let them burn more completely. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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