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We've all seen countless stuff on the net, magazine articles, on the news and TV specials concerning this. And yes it's very doable. But I was wondering if it can be done in a truck and if it has been done in a truck? Plus I just found a new link that's strange: [url]www.runyourvehiclewithwater.com . They state in there about converting h2o to hho to create more power than gasoline or something to that affect. I promptly left that site. I can't see it. Me pouring water in a fuel tank of some kind just wouldn't look right and seeing others do it just doesn't look right to me either.
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i think if you idled for 100 miles in our trucks youd use more than a gallon so i dont see this ever happening
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hydrogen fuel has been around for a few years already ..........but "the man" doesnt want ya to use it because he wont make any money if ya need to fill up with a garden hose
but it is true to use water as a fuel source if that is what you where wondering

just might not see it beign used in your life time as long as the oil companies keep making a profit
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And yes it's very doable. But I was wondering if it can be done in a truck
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hydrogen fuel has been around for a few years already ..........but "the man" doesnt want ya to use it because he wont make any money if ya need to fill up with a garden hose
but it is true to use water as a fuel source if that is what you where wondering

just might not see it beign used in your life time as long as the oil companies keep making a profit
theres a big negative attitude about it in the fire rescue community. my dad has been to hybrid training classes and he said that hydrogen celled cars are scary **** because the tanks are usually in the back and get damaged and if that either explodes from pressure or leaks and then sparks youre in deep ****. There are alot of great inventions out there that make people safer (retractable convertible roll bars) but they make things even more dangerous for others around you
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Just wondering about it is all. It wouldn't be right for a truck to get that type of fuel mileage. "the man" ought to change his name to greedy lips or something. He's making a huge chunk of change off gasoline. The sorry excuse for a president. He's an idiot. I just can't wait to see him out of there. He passes a economic stimulus act to help the economy yet gas prices go up yet again. That don't help us at all.
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If you do a google search on "hyper mileage" you will find that there are people who can squeeze some damn good mileage out of their gas. I haven't seen 100mpg in a truck, however I believe I read that somebody got upwards of 60mpg in a Ranger.
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I'm sure it can be done in a truck body, like if you gutted everything, and just made use of an old foreign compact, that you could use electric/hybrid tech to make a 100 mile per gallon vehical. I think that there were a few production all electric Rangers 10 years ago, those would have been infinate miles to the gallon, since they used no gas.
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they are in the process of doing this at the moment.. a group of the top sciectists (sp) etc... from a bunch of different countries are performing in the X (somthing forgot the name) to see wow can build the most ready avalabe car forsale to the consumer's with 100+mpg
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If you do a google search on "hyper mileage" you will find that there are people who can squeeze some damn good mileage out of their gas. I haven't seen 100mpg in a truck, however I believe I read that somebody got upwards of 60mpg in a Ranger.
That's damn good in a Ranger. And yes in 2009 The germans have a car getting ready to be unveiled in the U.S.A for about $30k. They claim it gets over a 150 mpgs which is cool. I forget what it's called but I do have a link and here it is: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx . It's looks pretty sharp but small. I mean really small. My pigeon-toed fat *** couldn't even get in it. That is how small it is. Even a Midget would have trouble getting in it.
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Kool but a Damn is in the...

Well ladies and gentlemen, the gasoline dropped some for now, But I think a Damn is in the works. usually when it goes down in the price, it will go even higher at a later date.
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3.40 a gallon sure as hell ain't down in my book.
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Well ladies and gentlemen, the gasoline dropped some for now, But I think a Damn is in the works. usually when it goes down in the price, it will go even higher at a later date.
how is it down its 3.22 here in VA where you live where its usually between 3.09 and 3.19 i don't think you really know what your talking about how old are you?
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Well ladies and gentlemen, the gasoline dropped some for now, But I think a Damn is in the works. usually when it goes down in the price, it will go even higher at a later date.
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how is it down its 3.22 here in VA where you live where its usually between 3.09 and 3.19 i don't think you really know what your talking about how old are you?
LOL.........

Yeah it was gibberish all right. I still don't understand what he was talking about....LOL

A Damn?? What the is that? LOL
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In 1973 I was pumping gas in New Mexico at 36.9 a gallon. When I headed home to be stationed in Spain the oil embargo hit. Gas climbed the few days it took to drive home. I was in Spain for the worse parts of the embargo. When I got to Spain gas was at just about $3.00 a gallon. I guess it took this long for America to catch up?
I laugh every time I read someone blaming the oil companies or the President for the prices. Get real, it's Americans that keep buying it that force it up. Of course Americans are too lazy to walk, ride a bike or even commute but they can ***** all day long while waiting in line at Starbucks for their $6 Latte with the motor running.
Not to fear, Americans will never get together and cut down the use of gas. If 1 million barrels sat at the docks everyday because of low sales the price would go down.
People say how much better it was in the 50's and 60's. Well back then I remember watching people walk to work at the 2 biggest plants in town. They also carried their lunches instead of buying lunch everyday.
I ride my bicycle in summer to work. I get great gas mileage.

Yeah, I know just like people that say they can't stop smoking there will be a whole bunch of excuses posted why people can't walk, bicycle or commute to work. What would be nice is see an excuse I haven't seen or heard yet.

The futures market is what drives the prices up. People sit there thinking how much whiny Americans will pay. Sure looks like they have been doing a great job so far. If you were able to sell gas at $3.25 a gallon instead of $2.25 gallon what price would you sell it at? Common business sense.
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*Whiney Excuse*

I commute 85 miles round trip to work. I work a 12 hour shift. on a bicyle my comute would take another 6 hours approx. that would leave 6 hours a day to sleep, eat shower dress and post on these forums.
I think I'll drive.

on a side note, when I only lived 7 miles from work, I biked.
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There was an EV Ranger posted up here one time, it was yellow, don't know if anyone else remembers seeing it. Here's a link for a little info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger_EV

From what I understand from reading into these "hypermilers", it takes a LOT of effort to get this kind of mileage (more than just coasting down hills and to stoplights and signs). As posted before, Google that **** ! (Ha ha, anyone watch Dane Cook?) You can find all kinds of techniques and info on how to get good mileage, fuel additives, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
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it to can be done in a truck

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it sure as hell can be done in a truck and you dont have to have a tank and all that you need a water source and some way to get ectricty to flow threw it and just pipe a little line into the intake so the hydrogen will go into the intake. its very possible to do i want to do it to my truck i just havent found the right kit yet.
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Oh gee, that all? Wow.
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it sure as hell can be done in a truck and you dont have to have a tank and all that you need a water source and some way to get ectricty to flow threw it and just pipe a little line into the intake so the hydrogen will go into the intake. its very possible to do i want to do it to my truck i just havent found the right kit yet.
You left out the biggest part, which is why most vehicles can't do it..

You realize just how much constant energy is needed to 'flow through the water' to produce that hydrogen? A kit would consist of LOTS of batteries set up in a cascading pattern, along with hooking special attachments to the brakes to help capture energy, the axles woudl need to be redone to accomidate helping to charge the batteries... your whole truck woudl have to become a gigantic battery charger, with the energy ocnstantly being used to run it.. its MUCH more complicated then just putting in a 'kit'
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A guy in my electricity class actually made a working hydrogen cell that he plans on putting in his nissan... It's been known to claim a 50% increase in MPG by running it in the intake system, with no loss of power.
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no you dont you just run it off the alternator and have a whole bunch of contact points some old guy explained to to my a while ago but i dont remember it all but i know he just ran it off this alternator and have a little tank of water and so on
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Are you telling me I'm wrong? Seriously?
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no you dont you just run it off the alternator and have a whole bunch of contact points some old guy explained to to my a while ago but i dont remember it all but i know he just ran it off this alternator and have a little tank of water and so on
Well the little old man doesn't know what hes talking about. It isn't that simple.
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You run it off the battery actually. You seal the cell off, and hook 2 lines up to it to top of it, run one of the lines before the MAF on the intake and the other after the MAF on the intake and it creates vacuum. It tricks the motor into thinking it's got enough fuel from the pump and doesn't push as much up, because the hydrogen is being injected into the motor via intake. What you have to keep in mind is the longer it runs (hydrogen injection) the bigger the chance it has to explode the cell.
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