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If you're from Montana or Idaho, you probably know what I'm talking about...I see ads for it in the newspapers and on the radio all the time in Missoula. Supposed to clean the fuel that recirculates into your engine or something like that. Their website claims that it prolongs the life of your engine and may give you fuel economy and horsepower benefits as well. Has anybody here tried one or know of anyone who has? Just wondering if it's a gimmick. Here's the website: http://www.condensatorsales.com/

I don't really care if you "think" it's probably a gimmick (as I kinda do), I just want to know if anyone has had any experience with one.
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There was a link to a write up on here a couple of weeks ago. It had a different name though. The person who posted it said that it cleaned a lot of gunk out of the fuel.
 

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Could you give me that link? I can't find anything about it through search.
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Maxwell said:
If you're from Montana or Idaho, you probably know what I'm talking about...I see ads for it in the newspapers and on the radio all the time in Missoula. Supposed to clean the fuel that recirculates into your engine or something like that. Their website claims that it prolongs the life of your engine and may give you fuel economy and horsepower benefits as well. Has anybody here tried one or know of anyone who has? Just wondering if it's a gimmick. Here's the website: http://www.condensatorsales.com/

I don't really care if you "think" it's probably a gimmick (as I kinda do), I just want to know if anyone has had any experience with one.
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I wouldnt mess with it personally. I know a lot of vw guys that do it and swear by it. However if youre in california I wouldnt bother with it. They are nazis when it comes to anything related to pollution.....
 

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Well, I'm not in California. I try to stay away from that state (norcal ain't too bad). It's actually approved for use in California, though...supposed to reduce emissions, not increase them.
But you said you know some people who swear by it? What kind of benefits are they getting?
 

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Well, I'm not in California. I try to stay away from that state (norcal ain't too bad). It's actually approved for use in California, though...supposed to reduce emissions, not increase them.
But you said you know some people who swear by it? What kind of benefits are they getting?
Theyre just not getting all the gumup of the recycled crank case fumes through the intake. They guys over there are pretty cool and helpful. I cant find the exact thread right now but do a little search over at www.vwvortex.com.
 

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Hmmmmmm..

Looking at their website, their line of reasoning is that mileage is gained through cleaner combustion without routing PCV valve emmissions back through the intake.

By this line of reasoning, if you illegally plugged the intake hole, and put a small filter on your PCV valve, it would get the same gain in gas mileage for about $4.

To me, it sounds too good to be true. If they made a simple device to separate the sludge from the PCV discharge, I'd pay $20 for it. $200 is a whole different ballgame altogether!

Sounds like gimmicry to me, like the 'fuel atomiser' unit or fuel line magnets. If these things worked well, you could bet money Kia, Ford, etc., would have bought the patent long ago to one-up the competition.

-Dave
 
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