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I've got a catylist that I bought for my old Sherpa van. It's basically 3 balls of a certain metal, I don't know which one, inside a cage that you drop into the fuel tank. It's supposed to create some sort of chemical reaction that improves fuel quality and gives more mpg. It only works with metal fuel tanks as it needs to be in contact with metal. It sounds like hocus pocus but I could get up to 50 mpg from my 2.0 Perkins Diesel Sherpa van. Magnets on your fuel line sounds like pure logic in comparison.
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I've got a catylist that I bought for my old Sherpa van. It's basically 3 balls of a certain metal, I don't know which one, inside a cage that you drop into the fuel tank. It's supposed to create some sort of chemical reaction that improves fuel quality and gives more mpg. It only works with metal fuel tanks as it needs to be in contact with metal. It sounds like hocus pocus but I could get up to 50 mpg from my 2.0 Perkins Diesel Sherpa van. Magnets on your fuel line sounds like pure logic in comparison.
I had a similar thing on my old Metro - allowing it to run on unleaded without all the problems with pinking. Apparently, the technology comes from RAF in or just prior to WWII. Something to do with availability of suitable fuels & developing this technology to convert the fuel they had so the engines on bombers etc could run. On the plus side, they discovered that not only did it effectively convert the fuel but the converted fuel would burn more efficiently so more power from the engines - leading to increased mpg, cleaner engines etc.


I'm always scepticle of claims made by people who sell these things & would rather wait for the technology to become established & proven. I had no choice with the fuel thingy as 2 star was being phased out & my old metro just didn't like unleaded, a local metro specialist (one man band who only ever worked on Metros) told me about the thing you drop in the tank.
I have to say that it worked after about the second tankful.
Internet wasn't available at the time, it was only much later that I stumbled across an article.

I do wonder how much technology is out there that the public aren't made aware of that will suddenly become available when the public's need is great?
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Have you got a link to this catalyst on t'interweb?
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Have you got a link to this catalyst on t'interweb?
No, sorry. This was quite a few years ago, when t'intynet was just becoming widely available.

http://www.broquet.co.uk/history.htm

Just found this link (quick google for 'fuel catalyst'). This looks very familiar & seems to confirm what I said (although my memory wasn't 100%).
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You might also be interested in this...

http://www.carbonflo.co.uk/sales%20info%20files/sales%20info.htm#prices

Seems to be the same thing - even mentions Mr. Broquet - but the product is less than half of the cost of the Broquet.

At £80-odd for the Broquet & £30 for the carbonflo, it won't take anywhere near as long before the latter has paid for itself in terms of economy.

I'm going to send an email to see if this product can be used in conjunction with the magnet - don't want to mess around with the properties of the fuel with one thing only for another to change it back.
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I think carbonflo is the one I have but it's about 20 years old now. Looks completely different.
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I sent an email to carbonflo but it came back from the link with the message "Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table".
Maybe they aren't around anymore? A pity asd they seem to be the same thing as the broquet but much cheaper.
According to their website, they got a pasting from the AA and Rover - of course, Rover want you to buy their new head & possibly a few of Rover's hierarchy control the AA?
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Have look at www.frenchclassics.co.uk
The DS's are something else.
Click on the fuel cat system.
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Have look at www.frenchclassics.co.uk
The DS's are something else.
Click on the fuel cat system.
http://www.fuelcat.co.uk/mainpage.html
Yes, I was looking at that site earlier. £90 for the diesel version.
The site does say that the inline version not only has the tin in gauze but also passes the fuel through magnets for added benefits!

(wonders) If I fit enough of these items in my tank & install magnets the whole length of my fuel line will my economy reach such a point that I need never refuel my motor

Just filled the tank properly for the first time since buying the dobbie, 424 miles covered, mostly round town but 50-odd miles on motorway yesterday (so a chance to blow the cobwebs out). Worked out at 46mpg.l
Can't wait to go for a propert run to see what I can squeeze out of her. I had a lovely clear run on a daul carriageway so floored her to see what she would do, had to hold her back at 90 as there was still plenty of space left under my right foot. My lads also discovered a new pastime - as I overtook cars with women in, they realised the high seating of the dobbie gave them a bird's eye view down cleavages!

There's also a strong rumour that soon you'll be paying to go on the M25, works out at 90p per hour. Apparently, NCP have won the franchise :-D
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Fuelcat that's the one I've got, in the wire cage. You just drop it in the tank with a bit of fishing line on it so you don't lose it then tie it to your filler cap. You have to have a straight pipe to your tank or it won't go in.
Sludge, If you're getting 46mpg on a long run I think that's an improvement on what most are getting. The average seems to be about the low 40's.
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Sludge, If you're getting 46mpg on a long run I think that's an improvement on what most are getting. The average seems to be about the low 40's.
I have yet to do a proper run. Saturday I did a 54 mile run (27 each way) which was dual carriageway, M25 and a few miles down a country lane. The other 300-odd miles was all around town stuff, bits and pieces, 2 miles here, 3 miles there.
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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/524517...as_mileage_2x/

OK, stumbled across this today. Can it really be so simple to increase your mpg by chucking in a capful of the wife's nail polish remover?
Thing is, who's got the spare cash to do this experiment - if it completely ruins your engine?
However, if it really does work...
And is it leaded petrol, unleaded? Does it also work on diesels?
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Hello! I'm new from here and I'm interested for fuel consumption at 1,3 multijet Doblo Panorama. We calculate in liters/100 km but it helps me if you tell me in you way mpg. My car, Fiat Doblo Panorama Dynamic 1,3 multijet will arrive in 1 week.
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Well, I've just done aother tankful (the yellow light came on but the needle hadn't even hit the red).
350 miles maily motorway & 70 miles around town. Cruising the motorway at a respectable 70mph , 5th gear & still plenty under the pedal to overtake when needed, whole family on board plus cases, dog & dog crate.
fuel economy is less than last time when that was nearly all around town - at 40mpg .
Perhaps I need to hold her back on the superslab?
I guess the 1.9 jtd pushing a box along at 70 hits a heck of a lot of wind resistance - but she wanted the speed, I really didn't feel like we were going so fast & there was plenty of poke still in there so I could easilly have hit the ton.
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