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Hydrogen Boost Kit!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Clifford1001, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Clifford1001

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    Hey yall,

    Just purchased an 06' Tacoma SR5 4.0L V6 ... looking for ways to make the truck a bit more fuel efficient! A friend of mine had previously owned a Tacoma and he mentioned something about a hydrogen induction machine that he installed on his truck to improve MPG's!

    I plan on installing this Hydrogen Boost Kit in the Spring of 2012 just wanted to hear any feedback fellow Toyota Truck owners had with similiar systems!

    Cheers,

    Dan
    Westchester County - New York
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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  3. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    http://www.hydrogen-boost.com/

    Through a quick google search I found this company online and was able to contact a representative from the company!

    Im still in the research stages of this project and have not made a full on commitment to installing this yet!

    Is anyone here familiar with this company's product?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Snake oil. Ex-Jeeper here and there have been tons of attempts to do the same on them with no real success.
     
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    I don't think anyone (or very many) on here uses the hydrogen systems. There have been a few threads started on this subject only to end up in the debate over whether they actually work or not. Most folks on here are of the mindset that realistically they do not provide any benefits, however I don't know how many have tried them.

    Welcome to TW
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    If things like that worked, the car companies would have them on their vehicles... They are doing everything possible to increase fuel mileage.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    I disagree with the above quote. It is my opinion the car companys are only doing the bare minimums to meet new fuel efficiency mandates. The (car manufacturers) are in with big oil. Look at european countries, their gas mileage on their cars kicks our ass. Diesels are far more fuel efficient than gas engines and we still as a nation very reluctanlty are slowly putting them in passenger cars. The big F350 type diesels have so much uneeded government required smog stuff it kills the gas mileage. This country is and will be for a very long time, very dependant on fossil fuels. 65% of all things you come in contact with on a daily bases is made with fossil fuels.
     
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    I just did some googling. Prepare thyself for an essay:

     
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    Agreed, I don't believe car manufacturers do everything they can to make a car more efficient from the factory. That being said, I think those hydrogen systems are a joke...
     
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    Ummm consider that Big Oil makes more money on Diesel (easier and thus cheaper to refine) than on Gasoline. Now why wouldn't Big Oil make sure that every car used the fuel that they can make alot of money on vs the fuel that is harder to process?

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    Yes, I want to combust a highly combustable ( more the fuel) gas in my Convential combustion engine......Hindenburg anyone?
     
  18. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    If things like that worked, the car companies would have them on their vehicles... They are doing everything possible to increase fuel mileage.

    "If things like that worked, the car companies would have them on their vehicles... They are doing everything possible to increase fuel mileage."

    Car companies do what ever they can to SELL CARS. If Toyota had 2 identicle Tacomas, and one got 30 mpg and the other got 16 mpg (as some do now)... which would you buy (remember, they are identicle otherwise). 'Big oil' is in Europe too... (Shell is a Dutch company, for one) and if it wasn't for 'Big oil', just what would you do, ride a horse?

    It is BIG government, not Big oil that is causing our cars to not do as well as European cars or Asian cars do, with BIG government over-regulation and eco-nonesense... Diesel is a fossil fuel, too...

    Also, to direct your anger at the true enemy would be helpful... BIG government makes about 50 cents on every gallon of fuel... Big oil makes about 10 cents. Government doesn't provide the product, but they profit the most from it... then force us to get fuel from other countries when we have vast reserves right here... How many billions did Obama just give Brasil to help THEM drill for oil, in Brasil??? Huh???
     
  19. Nov 30, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Always fun to read a Hydrogen thread. Lots of misunderstanding and chestbeating.
    I don't have a Hydro kit in my Taco, not going to spend money to buy one either. Would try one if it was free.
    First, we are not talking about making the Taco run on water. These kits generate a little hydrogen gas which is indroduced into the airstream and is supposed to increase combustion efficiency.
    Maybe on an older car that is running badly to begin with, the hydrogen could make a difference enough to overcome a badly tuned carb to give a little more mpg. However, a modern Taco has computer controls and sensors to run the engine iaw the preprogrammed fuel matrix. Introducing a new element - hydrogen - would give the ECU fits and force it to compensate possibly resulting in even worse mpg.
    To get anything out of a Hydro kit you'd need to spend some cash. A good kit - not a mason jar and rubber tubing - is expensive. Plus a URD Maf cal or ECU replacement with subsequent fuel map reprograming and dyno runs to tweak the setup.
    Even then you would be lucky to get a 10% improvement. Which translates to about U$ 6 a fillup. That's a lot of tanks to fill to make up for the investment not even considering the added complexity and maintenance requirements.

    Fritz
     
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