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  • #19898
    imported_Gette
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    Has anyone tried one of those mileage boosting devices that are advertised in your SPAM?  They clamp around the fuel line and supposedly affect the hydrocarbon chains in your fuel so your car can use the fuel more efficiently.  They cost $90-100.  If the claims are true, the little gizmo could pay for itself quickly, but I’d like to hear from someone who’s used one.

    #20912
    imported_cr
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    don’t believe it!!

    Keep your tires properly inflated.
    take out all the extra weight of your car.
    Don’t use the more expensive gas unless your owners manual calls for it. There is stuff in there that will not burn correctly and will gum up your engine.
    Keep your oil and filter changed regurlarly.
    Keep the air filter clean.

    #20923
    imported_CSinbad
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    I think they tried selling those things years ago.  From what I recall they were junk.  Basic car maintenance and the above suggestions will save you a lot of money.  

    I never buy from a spammer for 2 main reasons: 1. Someone who sends unsolicited email is not a business person I would trust.  and 2.  Why help them make money bothering people?  Remember  “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”  

    #20925
    imported_Gette
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    Alas,

    I was so hoping someone was on to something.  I guess the sticker for me was the explanation of how they worked.  It’s a lot of the same theory for converting vegetable oil to biodiesel, which actually does work, so it seemed feasible.  Oh well…

    #20942
    imported_Mommapape
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    Yes, my husband bought one of those things years ago and it was a complete piece of junk.  You know when the instructions have words spelled phonetically, and sound like a Korean factory worker wrote them, you are in trouble.  It did not do anything for our gas mileage, but did have a digital display that was supposedly the mileage we were currently getting, as we were driving.  Whatever.  Chalk that up to stupidity.  The other replies are correct in that proper tire inflation, regular maintenance (simple oil change every 3 months/3000 miles) is your best investment.

    #21053
    imported_cfkingfish
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    Along with what has been said above, I would also say to switch to synthetic oil if your car/truck has less than 100,000 miles on it. Also change the differential oil (front, rear, or both) with synthetic oil – I use Mobil 1. The more efficiently the power is transferred to the wheels, the more gas mileage you will get. Its the little things that count.

    #21065
    imported_emily1067
    Participant

    You know what they say about things that seem to good to be true…

    #21073
    imported_pgoossen
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    It may seem obvious but changing driving habits can help a lot.
    Rabbit starts consume much more as well as speeding.
    I always like to see way ahead of me…if I notice that there is a red light I coast, many times I’ve noticed the light changed and I’ve saved gas that way.  Anytime you step on the brakes you are wasting gas…

    –Paul

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