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Old 07-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Fitch Fuel Catalyst?

Anyone have or checked out the Fitch Fuel Catalyst?
http://www.fitchfuelcatalyst.com/

Claims the following:

Insure Fuel Quality During Storage
Increase Gasoline Octane & Diesel Cetane
Improve Engine Performance (Horsepower & Torque)
Improve Fuel Economy
Reduce Emissions - Green House Gases
Reduce Engine Maintenance
Improve Oil Burner Efficiency


I was checking out their test results and published reviews for both Diesel and Gas and it was very interesting.

Here are some info from their reviews:

Aftermarket Business - Editorial
"Product Power -Aftermarket innovations have the muscle to tackle touch industry issues."

American Homeowner
Automotive Section of website
"After several months of hands-on testing, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst has made a noticeable improvement in our test engines, and we have no reservations about strongly endorsing it's use in anything that uses gasoline -- this is a product that really works and couldn't be easier to "


Classic Truck
Instant Gratification
"...throttle response improved and I was able to pull the hill 4 or 5 mph faster and I picked up nearly 4 miles per gallon on my 302 Ford... "


Four Wheeler Magazine
"The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is a maintenance-free device that easily installs in the fuel line. We like the Fitch because it lets you run 87-octane gas on a vehicle designed for 92 octane. This saves you money immediately at the pump. On our ’05 Jeep Liberty CRD, we found it increased economy by 1.2 mpg on average."


Hot Rod TV Magazine
Speed Vision
"Hot Rod Magazine recently filmed a test of the FFC that ran on Speedvision TV for two weeks. Terry McGean, a technical editor for Hot Rod Magazine installed an FFC on an '86 Mustang GT. With the help of Mark Childers, an instructor at the Universal Technical Institute, the Mustang was base lined on a dynomometer using a state of the art 5 gas analyzer. After installation of an FFC, Hydrocarbon (HC) emissions decreased by 39.26 % to 99 parts per million. This means more energy was being extracted from the fuel after installation thus increasing power and fuel efficiency with less unused fuel (HC) coming out of the tailpipe."


JP Magazine
page 56
"After installing the Fitch Fuel Catalyst we picked up almost 3 mpg and there were other benefits such as reduced emissions, more power. Also with the Fitch there is no more need for stabilizers in Jeeps that are stored for part of the year.
[Improvement: 2.7 mpg, Percent Gained 19.57%]"


Here is their website:
http://www.fitchfuelcatalyst.com/

Adding 2.7 mpg for my 460v8 would be nice

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Must be the oil companies keeping this news from the general public. Seriously though I'd love those kind of gains, but I won't hold my breath. An extra 4mpg out of a Ford 302? WOW.

Immediate starting rather than the normal 3 second start time in the one reviewer's car? Guess the treated fuel worked it's way up the fuel line and into the carb to be available for that immediate start.

Let us know what gains you see if you go for it.


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Must be the oil companies keeping this news from the general public. Seriously though I'd love those kind of gains, but I won't hold my breath. An extra 4mpg out of a Ford 302? WOW.

Immediate starting rather than the normal 3 second start time in the one reviewer's car? Guess the treated fuel worked it's way up the fuel line and into the carb to be available for that immediate start.

Let us know what gains you see if you go for it.


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I first saw it used as I recall from the show 4x4 Extreme, or was it Trucks and then remembered to Google it. Their claims and data graphs says they are quite different compared to those air intake gimmicks devices.


If it's not to bad price$ wise, I'm give it a try and see..
My Buddy and I put in the new transflow, fuel pump and check valve so it might not be to bad... most likely before or after the check valve.

I get 6mpg city if not worse but I still love the Sporto
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OK NRL, let's hear some numbers. I just read the Nov '08 Four Wheeler magazine, where they tested a number of fuel saving devices / modifications.

For the Fitch fuel catalyst, they installed it on an '03 Dodge turbodiesel, and they gained 1.37 mpg over the course of more than 4300 miles.

The four items they found gave them increase mileage were the Fitch fuel catalyst, an electric fan upgrade, free spool front hubs, and a Gear Vendor overdrive unit.


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OK NRL, let's hear some numbers. I just read the Nov '08 Four Wheeler magazine, where they tested a number of fuel saving devices / modifications.

For the Fitch fuel catalyst, they installed it on an '03 Dodge turbodiesel, and they gained 1.37 mpg over the course of more than 4300 miles.

The four items they found gave them increase mileage were the Fitch fuel catalyst, an electric fan upgrade, free spon front hubs, and a Gear Vendor overdrive unit.


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Not too impressive but it is some improvement.
But Going electric for your water pump, fan, anything running off that belt usually would gain you more power which makes sense.

Ive noticed another claim also from another device using "Brown" gas. Hydrogen Booast that claims even more mpg. My buddy says it might work better for Diesel engines due how Diesel works:
http://www.hydrogen-boost.com/

I'd would try it on a donor engine/vehicle before it goes in the Sporto..
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