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the truth about tornado fuel saver.

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Old 03-28-2007, 01:12 AM
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Ok so i do alot of driving I average about 60 miles a day. With gass prices these days i said hell why not give the tornado fuel saver a try even if i only gain 1 or 2 miles. I do not have any other performace parts installed. I own a 2006 honda accord ex-l 2.4 L4 No real way of tracking how muchof an increase im actuallly getting but i do feel like the car has alittle more kick to it. Is this a mental game im playing with myself or does that little metalthing actually doing something?
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:33 AM
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Don't take this as proven fact, but I think it's dubious at best. It claims to improve economy by creating a vortex? it may do that but even a good vortex is turbulence, and a lot of very reputable companies, i.e. AEM, Greddy, INjen, are all trying to reduce intake turbulence.
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:41 AM
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If you really want to find out how well it works do this:
Completely fill up your tank. Reset your "trip" odometer to zero. Drive till you are almost empty. When you stop ata gas station to refill, write down the number of miles it says on the "trip" odometer. Then divide that number by the exact number of gallons of gas it takes to fill up. That will give you your miles per gallon with the tornado in. Take out the tornado, and repeat the process. That will tell you how many mpg you got without it.

I agree with shadow. I'm pretty skeptical about those kinds of things. I have read terrible things about the "turbonator." Which seems to be about the same concept. "Turbonator" even already has its own definition on urbandictionary.com. Haha go check it out here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...erm=turbonator
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:01 PM
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what exactly is the tornado fuel saver
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:12 PM
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I'm not sure about the tornado fuel saver but it sounds identical to the "turbonator" and I've seen/read a few reports on the device that proved it gave absoloutly no gains and in a couple of cases it actually lowered the fuel economy by 1-2 miles/gallon because that beautifull little thing that swirls the air also provides a small blockage...
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:08 PM
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Agreed. I felt it would cause a slight blockage as well. I definitely would not use one. I'd be scared it would eventually damage my engine.
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:09 PM
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Doesn't do crap.
 
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:53 AM
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a sri should help with gas milage i dont know about warranties or anything since your car is so new
 
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