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Long ago I started hearing about using magnets on the fuel line to increase fuel mileage. The theory is that while there is no metal or iron in the fuel, the magnetic field "excites" the molecules in the fuel making it more combustable.



Well,four weeks ago I was at Harbor Freight and saw one these units and decided to put this theory to the test. The problem however, is that I was not about to part with 15 precious dollars to do it. What I did do was take two magnets from a hard drive and carefully framed them across from each other on the fuel line. I filled up the tank and started keeping a watch on my mileage. I decided that to give this an approving nod that there would have to be a significant increase in mileage.



It's been a month and I'm ready to give all of you of news that may actually surprise you. After checking the results of 17 fill-ups, each being at least 3.5 gallons, looking at each one individually and then putting them together and averaging them out and comparing that number to the individual accounts and the average on it's own. I have in the ways of the great sherlock holmes come to the only logical conclusion I could. Believe it or not, there was no change in my fuel mileage at all. My avrage fuel mileage has been 42 mpg. With the magnets, there was no change. Final conclusion, even though we are looking to get the best mileage we can, don't waste your money. the only way magnets great movement of your fuel is if the magnet is strong enough to pull your metal gas can.
 

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:D I think I read about this in Consumer Reports or Popular Mechanics a few years ago. I believe they came to the same conclusion.
I have heard people swear by them...
 

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That is the same way Placebo drugs work. Tell enough people it will do some good and some of them will actually get better.
 

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It was those magnetic ions flipping those traffic lights to Red 50% of the time, and then Green 50% of the time.

Otherwise, you would have absolutely seen at least a 50% increase in fuel mileage with those magnets on the fuel line.
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The end result does not surprise me at all.

It's very very cool that you went to the trouble to conduct this experiment with out a pre-conceived end result!

Bravo!! :)
 

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Nice investigative work. Sometimes fun to do things that we think are silly.
 

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You know, I'll bet that magnets used in conjuction with metal deer alerts would accelerate the ions moving through the cones to produce a higher resonance. so offend the

What say you.... magnetically enhanced deer alerts?
 

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you put them on wrong.
if you use positive to positive and use larger magnets. they should be as big as a bowling ball, and you have to monut them on the muffler not the gas line, and your wife/girlfriend/blowup doll has to wear a thong with a wet t-shirt.
then it will work ;)
 

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I used to hear the same thing, years ago when I was a lad. Some of the old farmers used cow magnets on their fuel lines. They said improved their millage. Never found this to be true. There isn't anything, that I know of, that would react to a magnet, in gas.
 
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