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Gas saver.....any thoughts?

Just found this browsing eBay. Any thoughts?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...QQcmdZViewItem
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it looks like bs to me
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just another paper weight like the tonado, tb spacer.
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Im still waiting on an answer on how magnets affect gasoline.
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consumer reports had a product that said it ionized the gasoline and it didnt help at all...

mark, theyve tried magnets, dont work....
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You're touching yourself if you bought one.
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LOL

I wouldn't buy it unless there was some hard evidence.
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That piece of junk has been around for a long time. It is just as much a scam now as it was 10 years ago.
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LMAO, people somewhere are still stupid enough to buy them.
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People will buy anything!
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Fraudulent drivel.

The EPA and other labs have tested many of these "fuel saving" devices and found them to be totally worthless. At best they do nothing. Some actually reduce power and fuel economy and/or increase tailpipe emissions.

So forget about throttle body spacers, tornados, turbonators, vortex swirlers, fuel line magnets and the like. If an automotive engineer could add a cheap and simple device like these and improve fuel ecomomy by even 0.2 MPG, he would be worshipped as a minor god. Even the most diligent consumers would be hard pressed to notice a tiny improvement like that. And, yet, the scam artists continue to promise a 10/20/30% increase in power and/or economy. Yeah, right...

Maintain your vehicle, slow down, and remove excess weight for the easy improvements. If you are looking for worthwhile mods, invest in something that reduces parasitic losses like an E-fan or an underdrive pulley. If you drive mostly highway, a hard tonneau might buy you an MPG or two.

Here's some good reading that shows these "magic" devices to be either worthless or actually detrimental to power, economy and/or emissions.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...s/1802932.html

http://autorepair.about.com/cs/gener...a022203a_3.htm
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mark, theyve tried magnets, dont work....
I know they dont, I was just saying I was waiting on a legit answer to exactly how magnets is suppost to effect gas. lol
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they did this on Mythbusters... didn't work on carbor fuel injected vehicles
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I have one and I swear by it!





NOT...Sounds Like BS!~!
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