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MAF Bypass?
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MAF Bypass?
Would a regulated air bypass, from the air filter box to the other side of the MAF sensor, have the same effect as "tuning" the MAF sensor electronically?
06-01-2008 04:34 AM
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RE: MAF Bypass?
I think that would work - good idea!

on possible issue is that the MAF doesn't have much resistance through it so it may be hard to get air around it through an alternate tube. if you tap into the intake manifold you would have a lot of bypass air at idle and less at higher power - higher manifold pressure - kind of opposite of what you would want.

Please do experiment and let us know if you get some results!

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06-01-2008 10:30 AM
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AlexR Wrote:Please do experiment and let us know if you get some results!

Alex

Thanks

Just an idea right now. I've recently been reading about Hydroxy and just started buying parts to make a generator for a 95 Escort, so I'll be awhile.
06-01-2008 06:29 PM
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RE: MAF Bypass?
glatzfront Wrote:
AlexR Wrote:Please do experiment and let us know if you get some results!

Alex

Thanks

Just an idea right now. I've recently been reading about Hydroxy and just started buying parts to make a generator for a 95 Escort, so I'll be awhile.

I just installed a bypass tube from the air filter box to the air boot. According to the scan gauge it had no effect. But I haven't driven it a few miles yet so at this point I would have to say, What does the scan gauge know?

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06-14-2008 03:53 PM
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RE: MAF Bypass?
Well I don't think the by-pass was a great idea. My car, 1998 Ford Escort 2.0ltr started at 26mpg on average to work and back. I jumped up to 32mpg with just the booster at just under 20amps. Added the bypass tube and dropped to 24.5mpg. Oh well it seemed like a good idea though.
Good luck to every one, I defiantly think it is worth the trouble.
Forgot to mention, ran a test run with the MAF completely unplugged and pulled 30mpg without the Check Engine light coming on. I think my car really does not care what is plugged in and what is not plugged in. Seems the Computer will do its own thing anyway.

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06-17-2008 04:34 PM
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RE: MAF Bypass?
How much hydrogen are you producing? It seems that your situation might benefit from more HHO.
06-17-2008 05:27 PM
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steelerfan89 Wrote:How much hydrogen are you producing? It seems that your situation might benefit from more HHO.
At Just under 20amps I was producing about .75lpm. I need to mark my ltr container to be more exact. Also I failed to mention when I installed the by-pass I reduced the mix to .50lpm at the same time. Two changes at one time not a good idea, I know. I will run it tomorrow without the bypass and get a reading to see if less is not more. I could probably increase my LPM but I would also be increasing my amps. Could possibly build a second generator . I think Their might be enough room behind the bumper. Let ya know tomorrow on the MPG report.
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06-17-2008 05:46 PM
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By-pass hose removed, roughly .50lpm at about 12amps I jumped back up to 39mpg as per my refill at the pump. Knowing trying to judge at refills is hit and miss lets say between 35 and 39mpg. I will run it this way for the next 3 days since I have to work Saturday and then record the milage again just in case this is just a fluke or the computer is on vacation. Then I will know for sure if the by-pass hose was a bad idea or not.

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06-18-2008 04:46 PM
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steelerfan89 Wrote:How much hydrogen are you producing? It seems that your situation might benefit from more HHO.
Well it would seem you are right. More would be better. After putting some real miles on the car at .50lpm my overall average was 28mpg. The 39 must have been a fluke, miscalculation or the computer just had not caught on after the reset. Just wanted to let every know the real #s.

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06-21-2008 03:27 PM
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Good. Now at least you have some hard evidence of what you need. Doubling your production is not out of the question after viewing wulfs posts. What does your generator consist of?
Size,
amount of stainless steel,
ingredients in your water
06-21-2008 05:57 PM
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