I'm really upset. It was the below YouTube video that did it in for me, but only because of the hydrogen-powered BMW.
Here'* some more info:
So the thing that bothers me about this is that the process of "burning hydrogen" is explained here:
Stan Meyer in 1995 filmed this documentary in which he showed how to use a little machine with 20KHz electric current to separate hydrogen from tap water. Instead of using BMW'* -253C container of pure hydrogen, he'* just using tap water in a little container.
Besides, the article in the second link said that the car'* horsepower drops drastically when it switches from gas to hydrogen. That'* ridiculous. The sparks provided by combining oxygen & hydrogen should be far greater than racing fuel in a well-tuned engine. The power loss is somewhere, and it'* probably in keeping the pure hydrogen so cold.
Imagine if you really could use Stan Meyer'* invention. You could get rid of the gas tank, the pump, and all the gas lines. Since this is on a molecular level, there'* no need for the astounding fuel pressure we have in our engines. You could probably just take a gallon of water, flip it upside down, and let it drip. Think of the weight reduction! The problem is that Stan Meyer is now dead.
Since I had seen this video several months ago, I have been scheming to convert my Bonneville to water. It would be really cool. I saw a 90'* Ford Escort running a half-gas, half-water engine on the news, and that was in Florida, I believe.
I don't think BMW is a bad company, and there'* no linked involvement between any car company & Stan Meyer'* passing. Anyway, let me know what you think. I think it'* unfair that Meyer'* invention is overlooked and that no one knows where the buggy he had built is found.