quote:I can see that particular benefit that you mention, but the claims of so much added power seem extremely inflated. JLS
Originally posted by LarryL: It's interesting that the opinions are from not knowing anything about the product and its effect on an engine. I don't understand how keeping gunk out of the intake side of the system can do anything bad. The product is kind of expensive, and you could probably make one from parts at Home Depot for $20 or so, hose, clamps and an air compressor air oil seperator. We have devices, something like this on stationary gen/sets. These engines have a pcv valve, but with a seperator in the system, we have never changed one. We have no data that shows what they do, but I would not want to put all the gunk they pick up back into the intake manifold.
quote:Yes, but what about the claims of extra horsepower? What about the affect on a gas burner? The guy claims that this is more than a catch basin, too. From another forum "Hi, Tom from Condensator sales here. We've a few things to share with you. If the Condensator is collecting and the vehicle is not seeing gains it is most likely the fuel delivery system has not adjusted the mixture properly. There can be other reasons as well, changes in fuel, weather, conditions, driving habits, etc.. If you'd like give us a call so we can see what else is happening with your truck. Next, the Condensator is not a filter. The Condensator is a separator. The separator basket actually cracks the hydrocarbons existing in the blowby stream. This allows lighter, more volatile gasses to enter the air intake, thus providing a more sophisticated fuel. A simple catch can does not have this ability. We've now personally installed over 1000 units in Northwestern Montana, the majority of which see significant gains in mileage and power. On average, we see 15% reduction of fuel consumption in the newer F-150's. All the Best, Tom"
Originally posted by WOOCHOW: there is certainly a benefit to this contraption on pvc/egr valve eqipped diesel vehicles. in those intake manifoldss oil mist comes in contact with soot from the egr creating a thick, tar-like coating to the intake eventually causing a significant restriction. this is a bit pricey however. the VW TDI community is well aware of this condition nd has come up up with some interesting ways to combat the problem