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NewsChannel 5 put the Hydro-4000 to the test
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NewsChannel 5 put the Hydro-4000 to the test
Hey guys check out this news clip NewsChannel 5 put the Hydro-4000 to the test from 9.4 mpg to 23.2 mpg on a 2001 Durango V8 truck.



http://www.wptv.com/content/specialrepor...9c4bb13a28
(This post was last modified: 06-17-2008 10:16 AM by nyc_tek.)
06-17-2008 10:15 AM
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Good publicity for the technology. $1200 is pretty steep for that unit but it seems to work pretty well.

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RE: NewsChannel 5 put the Hydro-4000 to the test
qsiguy Wrote:Good publicity for the technology. $1200 is pretty steep for that unit but it seems to work pretty well.

Yes the price is really steep like you said,but if the hydro-4000 gets great results on most car models people will pay for it,as long as they get an increase of 30% or higher.I have a question for the experts,why does the hydro- 4000 doesn't have a bubbler?Instead it has an air filter.From what i read here and other forums bubblers are a must.
06-17-2008 01:36 PM
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Well....here's my opinion, seems everyone has one Smile I think their "filter" is more of a moisture trap/filter. It doesn't look like they have any flash protection. Maybe they have a low pressure plug that can pop in the event of a backflash. As far as how necessary they are, I think 99 % of the time you won't need it. The chances are rare for a backflash on a modern car. Also, depending on how you plumb the outlet there won't be much HHO in the generator at one time. It is being sucked out of the generator constantly so it can't really build up much gas. If you were to get a backflash there wouldn't be much gas. If you have a plug that can pop that may be enough.

That said if you do get a backflash and the conditions are such that there is a significant volume of HHO in the generator you can do a fair amount of damage, how much do you want to bet on that 1%? There are other precautions that will lower the odds of an incident like wiring the unit such that it won't run unless the car is running.

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it also serves a dual purpose in that it scrubs the gas of any remainder of electrolyte solution before entering your engine.

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The site says that the tests are inconclusive since the Durango's pre-test mileage was highly irregular and suspect. So they are doing a retest on a Chevy Tahoe that has more accurate pre-test numbers.

It will be great to see the results on July 9th when they retest the vehicle after running the unit for a month.

I'm trying to convince some contacts I have at GM of the value of this technology, so I'm highly anticipating the results of this test.

The GM folks are very skeptical and equate this to similar failed attempts at increasing fuel economy. They believe that if it worked as advertised, the folks from Toyota or Honda would have surely picked up on it by now.

What I would like to see is an R&D effort from GM to see if this technology is feasible for improving the efficiency of a production automobile. It looks like Ronn Motor Company is willing to take that challenge with their scorpion concept car which is set to be the first production car to have an onboard HHO system.

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06-18-2008 04:18 AM
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vestaviascott Wrote:The GM folks are very skeptical and equate this to similar failed attempts at increasing fuel economy. They believe that if it worked as advertised, the folks from Toyota or Honda would have surely picked up on it by now.

What I would like to see is an R&D effort from GM to see if this technology is feasible for improving the efficiency of a production automobile. It looks like Ronn Motor Company is willing to take that challenge with their scorpion concept car which is set to be the first production car to have an onboard HHO system.

Thanks for the info at GM,i sure hope the retest will prove to the public Hydrogen from water does work.Take a look at this other video St. Lucie sheriff installs gas-saver as test on patrol cars...

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/jun/13/g...help-save/
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This looks good to me for I have a 01 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4x4 with 33" tires 4.7 V8 I got 12mpg made my own gen with no bubbler yet (making one) after first fill up got 15mpg I think that I can match their findings and try to make mine better and for alot less than $1200. Right now I have less than $100 in 2 gens I just put one on my 91 toyota 4x4 22re.
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We have two guys in our fire department that put them on their personal vehicles for over $1200 buck plus installation.......neither one of them worked to the point where they saw any improvements in their mileage or in the way their vehicles ran. Over priced and over hyped without a clear guide to the consumer over exactly what to expect from certain vehicles........Not all vehicles are created equal and these things just do not work the same in every vehicle but they advertise them like they do......

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I've got one of those too. Keep us updated on how they work.


76GP Wrote:I just put one on my 91 toyota 4x4 22re.
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