Tim L wrote:Andy
Not a manufacturer's warranty thing, more like home insurance, but for cars. Insurance companies over here in UK look for any excuse at all to not pay out, even if the modification has nothing whatsoever to do with the claim. Probably the same in the States I would have thought.
I'm very interested in your HHO thing. On the face of it, using a car's alternator to power an electrolysis cell to split water into H2 and O2 to feed into an internal combustion engine to burn to turn the engine to turn the alternator, etc etc, should be a very bad idea energetically, on a full-cycle basis. But you've done it and achieved a significant mpg increase.
I wonder what's happening.
By the way, 16 mpg is normal ???????????????????
Ye Gods and little fishes.
We carry insurance on our cars for liability and collision/fire & theft. I guess what you are saying is if your car is stolen or totaled you insurance companies would refuse to reimburse you for your car because it was modified? To me that's like saying if you put high end Pirelli Tires on a Ford Fiesta they would refuse a claim since they were not original equipment tires. In the states there are only 2 downsides to the HHO system.
1. The insurance company would not reimburse you for the cost of the HHO system (but your car is covered)
2. Because of EPA standards, some states will fail you for safety inspection because you modified the pollution control system (even though the car produces less pollution emission gases)
That's one reason this unit is simple to remove for safety emission inspection purposes.
With regard to using the alternator to power the cell, if the intention was to run the car using this as a fuel exclusively, it is not going to happen. The fuel saving comes from the hydrogen gas being able to fully have the petrol combusted. There is no unburned fuel going out of the tail pipe. The emissions are much cleaner.
The issue with the newer vehicles is that adding HHO will give the ECU a reading of a lean burn condition, and the ECU will try to compensate by adding more fuel. That is why an EFIE, MAF enhancer,or custom ECU re tune is required.
Unfortunately 16 MPG is normal for this truck (and it is not a full size pickup) It is basically the same size as the Ford Ranger WildTrak, without the option of being diesel.
It appears fuel efficiency is not intended for the USA