"Gas-Saving" Products: Fact or Fuelishness?

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Vapor Bleed Devices: These devices are similar torepparttar air bleed devices, except that induced air is bubbled through a container of a water and anti-freeze mixture, usually located inrepparttar 145267 engine compartment.

The EPA has evaluated: Atomized Vapor Injector; Frantz Vapor Injection System; Hydro-Vac: POWERFUeL; Mark II Vapor Injection System; Platinum Gasaver; V-70 Vapor Injector; SCATPAC Vacuum Vapor Induction System: Econo-Mist Vacuum Vapor Injection System; Turbo Vapor Injection System.

Liquid Injection: These products add liquid intorepparttar 145268 fuel/air intake system and not directly intorepparttar 145269 combustion chamber.

The EPA has evaluated: Goodman Engine System-Model 1800; Waag-Injection System*.

Ignition Devices: These devices are attached torepparttar 145270 ignition system or are used to replace original equipment or parts.

The EPA has evaluated: Autosaver; Baur Condenser; BIAP Electronic Ignition Unit; Fuel Economizer; Magna Flash Ignition Control System; Paser Magnum/Paser 500/Paser 500 HEI; Special Formula Ignition Advance Springs.

Fuel Line Devices (heaters or coolers). These devices heatrepparttar 145271 fuel before it entersrepparttar 145272 carburetor. Usually,repparttar 145273 fuel is heated byrepparttar 145274 engine coolant or byrepparttar 145275 exhaust or electrical system.

The EPA has evaluated: FuelXpander; Gas Meiser I; Greer Fuel Preheater; Jacona Fuel System; Optimizer; Russell Fuelmiser.

Fuel Line Devices (magnets). These magnetic devices, clamped torepparttar 145276 outside ofrepparttar 145277 fuel line or installed inrepparttar 145278 fuel line, claim to changerepparttar 145279 molecular structure of gasoline.

The EPA has evaluated: PETRO-MIZER; POLARION-X; Super-Mag Fuel Extender; Wickliff Polarizer [fuel line magnet/intake air magnet].

Fuel Line Devices (metallic). Typically, these devices contain several dissimilar metals that are installed inrepparttar 145280 fuel line, supposedly causing ionization ofrepparttar 145281 fuel.

The EPA has evaluated: Malpassi Filter King [fuel pressure regulator]; Moleculetor.

Mixture Enhancers: (underrepparttar 145282 carburetor). These devices are mounted betweenrepparttar 145283 carburetor and intake manifold and supposedly enhancerepparttar 145284 mixing or vaporization ofrepparttar 145285 air/fuel mixture.

The EPA has evaluated: Energy Gas Saver; Environmental Fuel Saver; Gas Saving and Emission Control Improvement Device; Glynn-50; Hydro-Catalyst Pre-Combustion Catalyst System; PETROMIZER SYSTEM; Sav-A-Mile; Spritzer; Turbo-Carb; Turbocarb.

Mixture Enhancers: (others). These devices make some general modifications torepparttar 145286 vehicle intake system.

The EPA has evaluated: Basko Enginecoat; Dresser Economizer; Electro-Dyne Superchoke; Filtron Urethane Foam Filter; Lamkin Fuel Metering Device; Smith Power and Deceleration Governor.

Internal Engine Modifications: These devices make physical or mechanical function changes torepparttar 145287 engine.

The EPA has evaluated: ACDS Automotive Cylinder Deactivation System*; Dresser Economizer; MSU Cylinder Deactivation*.

Accessory Drive Modifiers:. These devices reduce power to specific auto accessories.

The EPA has evaluated: Morse Constant Speed Accessory Drive **; P.A.S.S. Kit**; PASS Master Vehicle Air Conditioner**.

Fuels and Fuel Additives: These materials are added torepparttar 145288 gas tank.

The EPA has evaluated: Bycosin; EI-5 Fuel Additive; Fuelon Power; Johnson Fuel Additive; NRG #1 Fuel Additive; QEI 400 Fuel Additive; Rolfite Upgrade Fuel Additive; Sta-Power Fuel Additive; Stargas Fuel Additive; SYNeRGy-1; Technol G Fuel Additive; ULX-15/ULX-15D; Vareb 10 Fuel Additive; XRG #1 Fuel Additive.

Oils and Oil Additives:. Usually these materials are poured intorepparttar 145289 crankcase.

The EPA has evaluated: Analube Synthetic Lubricant; Tephguard.

Driving Habit Modifiers: These are lights or sound devices to tellrepparttar 145290 driver to reduce acceleration or to shift gears.

The EPA has evaluated: AUTOTHERM**; Fuel Conservation Device; Gastell; IDALERT**.

Miscellaneous: The EPA has evaluated: BRAKE-EZ; Dynamix; Fuel Maximiser; Gyroscopic Wheel Cover; Kamei Spoilers**; Kat's Engine Heater; Lee Exhaust and Fuel Gasification EGR; Mesco Moisture Extraction System; P.S.C.U. 01 Device; Treis Emulsifier.

Legend: * Indicated a very small improvement in fuel economy but with an increase in exhaust emissions. According to Federal regulations, installation of this device could be considered illegal tampering.

** Indicated a very small improvement in fuel economy without an increase in exhaust emissions. However, cost-effectiveness must be determined byrepparttar 145291 consumer for a particular application.

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Pierre Schexneider is president of The Schexneider Group, LLC an E-commerce consulting business. As a consultant his research abilities have afforded him many opportunities to expand his knowledge base. For gas saving tips please visit:

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Consider the Alternatives:

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In addition, because all vehicles affectrepparttar environment directly (tailpipe emissions) and indirectly (howrepparttar 145266 fuel is produced and brought to market),repparttar 145267 labels on used AFVs advise consumers to comparerepparttar 145268 environmental costs of driving an AFV to driving a gasoline-powered vehicle.

Alternative Fuels: Amongrepparttar 145269 fuels covered byrepparttar 145270 Fuel Rating Rule andrepparttar 145271 Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Rule are methanol, ethanol, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, coal derived liquid fuels, and electricity. For example, methanol is an odorless, clear liquid produced from natural gas, coal, or biomass resources, such as crop and forest residues. It usually is sold as a blend of 85 percent methanol and 15 percent gasoline. Ethanol, a liquid produced from grain or agricultural waste, usually is sold as a blend of 85 percent denatured ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The labels for these fuels are orange to distinguish them from gasoline octane labels, which are yellow. They must be placed onrepparttar 145272 fuel dispenser so that they are fully visible to consumers.

Gasoline labels tell yourepparttar 145273 octane rating. Alternative fuel labels describerepparttar 145274 fuel and its principal component(s). The rating for an alternative fuel - other than electricity - isrepparttar 145275 commonly used name ofrepparttar 145276 fuel andrepparttar 145277 amount of its principal component, expressed as a minimum percentage. For electric vehicle fuel dispensing systems,repparttar 145278 fuel rating is a common identifier - such as electricity - andrepparttar 145279 system's kilowatt capacity, voltage, whetherrepparttar 145280 voltage is alternating or direct current, amperage, and whetherrepparttar 145281 system is conductive or inductive.

Considerrepparttar 145282 Alternatives: Why consider switching to alternative fueled vehicles or alternative fuels? According torepparttar 145283 Department of Energy, emissions fromrepparttar 145284 200 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads - mostly hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide - account for about 50 percent of all air pollution and more than 80 percent of urban air pollution. Driving alternative fueled vehicles could reducerepparttar 145285 level of vehicle emissions, and choosing domestically produced alternative fuels - instead of imported oil - could help reducerepparttar 145286 trade deficit, create jobs, and promote economic activity. Atrepparttar 145287 same time, you should be aware that some alternative fuels have a lower energy content than gasoline. On a gallon for gallon basis, some do not allow consumers to travel as many miles as they could in a vehicle powered with gasoline or diesel fuel. In addition, an AFV may cost more than a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle.

The good news is that you can help reduce pollution from vehicle emissions even if you don't choose an AFV or alternative fuel. If you live or work in an area where air pollution is a continuing problem, you may be able to find reformulated gasoline at local service stations. Reformulated gasoline is conventional gasoline with added oxygen. It burns more cleanly than conventional gasoline. It is required in areas withrepparttar 145288 most serious levels of ozone air pollution and is being used by choice in others.

For Information on gas saving tips visit:

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Pierre Schexneider is president of The Schexneider Group, LLC an E-commerce consulting business. As a consultant his research abilities have afforded him many opportunities to expand his knowledge base. For gas saving tips please visit:

How to Save on Gas

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