quote:The shill detector is going off........
papa_taz - Registered: November 28, 2005
quote:Yeah, because a small manufacturer wouldn't want to suddenly increase thier revenue by a bazillion percent by licensing a patent to a large auto maker.
As for the comment on OEM's, well they don't own all the Patents on every product that is good and available
quote:Yeahbut... What do these copper plates actually do? What happens inside this thing? I'm all for it if it works, but I'd want to know a good bit more about it before plunking down whatever it costs. (No prices on the website.) PT, frankly, your arguments don't do much for me. The 'tornado' has been around for years as has 'Slick 50'. Heck, Marvel Mystery Oil has been used for far longer and its merit is still debatable. Would I be surprised by a state government spending taxpayers' money on an ill-advised venture? Nope.
The housing of the ECO-System retrofit fuel line device consists of a steel tube with threaded fittings on each end. The fittings are used to install the unit on the fuel line after the fuel filter and before the carburetor or fuel injectors. The core of the unit is composed of a series of copper discs that are punched out and bent in a concave direction. These copper discs are packed tightly within the steel tube. As the fuel passes through the device, it is agitated. This creates a reaction that breaks up the hydrocarbon bonds in the fuel and increases its volatility or Reid Vapor Pressure (RFP), as well as increasing the vaporization of the fuel by the injectors or carburetor.
quote:Doesn't sound like the kind of study that'd convince me to spend money. We need more info.
These emissions test results, fuel economy tests, and other aspects of the technology that may not be represented well in the test results, will be discussed later in this report. ... The original primary goal of the project was to use the test data for verification testing. However, over time it became apparent that this was not going to be feasible, for a number of reasons. Almost two years passed from the time the grant application was approved and the grant activities were finally initiated. Cost estimates used in the grant proposal were dated by the time the grant activities actually took place. Significant changes also took place over that time period including the government entity responsible for the program and the project management. Over this period of time and with significant personnel changes, things are sometimes lost due to a lack of continuity and institutional memory. Nonetheless, the original intent of demonstrating the effectiveness of the technology in reducing ozone causing tailpipe pollutants remained.