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Old 08-02-2003, 03:07 AM   #11
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What I don't understand is if it increases HP wouldnt that DECREASE fuel efficiency.
Doesnt more power mean less effiency?
Not necessarily. Opening up the intake or exhaust on a car is going to let the engine breathe better giving you more power and better gas mileage. Our GTP is ~400hp, but it gets about 5mpg better gas mileage then it did when it was stock because it has headers, high flow cat, and exhaust, along with a very good flowing air intake, ported tb, ported blower, ported intake manifold, and 1.9 rocker arms. So it breathes pretty well.

As for the "fuel genie", it looks to me to be a rip off like that tornado thingy, but I don't know anything about it so I can't say for sure, but get realistice here, if there was some magical product that you could put in your car that increased your gas mileage by 5mpg and increased your power by 10-20 hp, I think the car manufacturers would be looking into it. It just doesn't seem to make sense that something like this could work. Anyways, just my opinion on the topic.
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If it is some sort of disrupter of the airflow, I think we all know that it won't work on our cars, do to the requirement of laminar airflow across the MAF sensor.

I would assume, if the gains are accurate, it must be something else. I wouldn't spend 5 bucks on it unless I knew for sure what it was, AND how it worked. Considering the lack of information on the website, I would discourage anyone from buying it until baileyjack can explain how/what/where, and all that jazz, or until someone else produces such information.

There may be something to this, but we need to find out before any hard-earned money is spent. For the time being, stick to the proven and time-tested.

(btw, nearly every performance mod on my car improved fuel mileage, or didn't negatively affect it in any way)

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I'm not saying this is bogus. It might have merit. HOWEVER, there are too many bogus products out there that have burned people. It would be unfortunate for a potentially valid product like this to fail due to the poor reputation of bogus products, so do your research first.
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Well let me see no real info or pics on the site that should have all the info and pics one might need to decide if one should buy such a thing.
And the explanation is that the patent is pending do you know how many thing are sold in the US that have patents pending? Just about everything.
Oh and whats up with no cost listed any where, oh I know call them seeing as your not a sales man or affiliated with them.
Go blow up someone else'*


I call shenanigans!!!
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Also... odd that your profile lists the FuelGenie as your website.
Ummm..I think I'm getting a bit more skeptical now. Didn't notice that.

But the website should have pics and info on what the thing is and how it works! I mean the website says (paraphrased):

"How does it work?: It is installed in 5 minutes in most cars, in the intake hose nearest the Throttle Body, it is made of automotive plastic to reward its drivers"

WTF!!????!! That said absolutely NOTHING about how it works, it just says that it'* a plastic thing that goes in the intake hose. That'* it!!! If you have to e-mail someone to get more info..I'd be more than skeptical.

And judging by the Tornado type theme it has in the intro with the Genie, I'm guessing it'* another "Tornado" type knock-off/rip-off...assuming this product even exists (no pics..hmmmm)
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If you think this product is BS than don't buy it. I'm not and i repeat NOT a salesman. As the web site says "for info call". Yes i do have the fuel genie listed as my web, and no i do not have stocks. Just trying to help out some friends. If you want more detailed info call one of the contact numbers and someone there can answer all your questions.

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alteast its not a geocities web page
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If you think this product is BS than don't buy it. I'm not and i repeat NOT a salesman. As the web site says "for info call". Yes i do have the fuel genie listed as my web, and no i do not have stocks. Just trying to help out some friends. If you want more detailed info call one of the contact numbers and someone there can answer all your questions.

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Hey, get back here. We want YOU to tell us about it. You're running it in your car. This is called 'taking one for the team'!
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I just went to the webpage.
from what I understand its only an "electric turbo" or ''napas tornado'' has anyone ran there car at 4k rpm and stuck there hand on the end of the tube going into the trottle body. That creates enugh sucction that anything in the way would only hard performance-
lol I should order one for my 69 chevy with a 350- (edelbrock 650 carb)
And those testominials... Who would be named david dowzer ? (lol... joking )
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All the true fuel saving innovations or fuel systems are over taxed and purchased by the oil companies. The lame ones are advertised on TV and websites.

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It'* called smart shopping. I'm not about to buy and install something in my car unless there has been some testing done with it. There are a lot of scam artists thinking to make a quick buck because there are a lot of naive people.
Everyone here is looking out for everyone else, we want a little proof before going further. And since you are a satisfied customer, give us a little info on what is up with it. How it installs? Some pics?
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