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Title: fuel catalysts
Post by: Derby Rob on 21.04. 2017 21:13
hi,
      anyone used these ? they look to good to be true ,i was thinking about buying some,but thought i would ask for any reviews/comments first .

cheers


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUN-ON-95-UNLEADED-PETROL-FUEL-CATALYST-VILLIERS-ANY-ENGINE-VERY-EASY-TO-INSTALL/350844855960?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40656%26meid%3D1035a85aefaf4874831326a34047fa8e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D112377983149
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: muskrat on 21.04. 2017 21:58
Snake Oil  *ex*  *whistle*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: Black Sheep on 22.04. 2017 07:13
If it looks too good to be true, it is surely that.
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: morris on 22.04. 2017 08:22
Trow a couple of five pound notes in the tank. Works as good and saves on the sending costs.  *smile* *smile*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: bsa-bill on 22.04. 2017 09:45
I've read reviews in favour and against these things, on balance the thinking is they do nowt, personally I do use a liquid additive (Castrol) but don't worry at all if I forget to put it in,
End of the day it's your money, throw it away any way that makes you feel better
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 22.04. 2017 12:46
A fool and his money go separate ways.
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: dave55 on 22.04. 2017 13:03
Ive seen them being sold a few times on sunday markets probably by the blokes who the year before were selling magic mops or wonder cleaner that will clean anything like brand new  *conf*
A mate of mine swears by putting in some small bits of tinned sheet metal from local tin smith , he cuts them up with snips and puts them in a small bag in his tank ?  :!
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: RoyC on 22.04. 2017 14:21
hi,
      anyone used these ? they look to good to be true ,i was thinking about buying some,but thought i would ask for any reviews/comments first .

cheers


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUN-ON-95-UNLEADED-PETROL-FUEL-CATALYST-VILLIERS-ANY-ENGINE-VERY-EASY-TO-INSTALL/350844855960?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40656%26meid%3D1035a85aefaf4874831326a34047fa8e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D112377983149

That has been around for years, same as putting a magnet next to fuel pipe  -  A complete con.
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: Derby Rob on 22.04. 2017 21:20
thanks for the comments guys ,i thought it looked too good to be true ......i think i will stick with the liquid additive for now
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: jachenbach on 22.04. 2017 22:56
Kinda look like pet rocks to me. *eek*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: beezermacc on 23.04. 2017 08:24
These things have been on sale for years in various different guises. What surprises me is, if they are useless, why haven't Trading Standards shot them down? I've got a mate who thinks they work and is convinced they have stopped his bike pinking. I'm not convinced. Has anybody out there got any independent research results? I use Morris lead substitute but I find it doesn't make any difference to performance (I,e doesn't stop pinking) but does protect the valve seats. You have to be careful with lead sub additives - If you use too much they glaze your plugs and your bike starts to misfire, as I know to my cost! Maybe more questions than answers, sorry!
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: nimrod650 on 23.04. 2017 19:48
my firm bought thousands of petrol savers years ago at an auction macpherson? two  green plastic coated magnets clamped round fuel pipe instead of fuel running through in a spiral  it was supposed to run straight ????
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: beezermacc on 24.04. 2017 08:30
my firm bought thousands of petrol savers years ago at an auction macpherson? two  green plastic coated magnets clamped round fuel pipe instead of fuel running through in a spiral  it was supposed to run straight ????

Was the auction on 1st April?!
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: duTch on 24.04. 2017 08:53

  *idea*  Why not just chuck in some lead wheel balance weights- they're on the road free of charge *dunno*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: Tomcat on 24.04. 2017 09:41
Shares in the Sydney Harbour Bridge are now available to overseas buyers. Please send your funds to my bank account to secure your future.  *contract*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: bsa-bill on 24.04. 2017 09:48
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Shares in the Sydney Harbour Bridge are now available to overseas buyers.

I'll pass thanks but let me know if there's any coming up for the Opera house *smiley4*
Title: Re: fuel catalysts
Post by: muskrat on 24.04. 2017 12:25
Nah, sorry most of that stuff is owned by the Chinese!!!
Cheers