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Old 06-28-2014, 01:23 AM
algreen345 algreen345 is offline
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Ultimate Cell

Has anyone tried this in a BMW Diesel?

http://www.ultimatecell.ie/

Euronews reports that it increases power and decrease consumption by about 20%.

In a 335d that would mean 29mgp in the city and 45mpg on the highway with 300hp and 520 lb of torq.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:27 PM
bcsan bcsan is offline
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Hmm looks interesting, maybe it can help with all the carbon problems since it looks like it's port injected.


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Old 06-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Jamolay Jamolay is offline
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Sounds like a scam to me. First it really takes loads of energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen, where does that come from. And I can imagine it is a good idea to squirt hydrogen directly into a diesel or any other engine.
If you get one, let is know how it does!


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Old 06-29-2014, 06:16 AM
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Ridiculous.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:59 AM
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Looks like water injection similar to that used for increased performance in WWI & II aero engines -- sort of. Had a similar set up way back in the day with a turbo F-85 Jetfire 215 hp Oldsmobile -- used a water based fluid (probably alcohol and water) for injection into the engine. Didn't really work all that well -- but it was a "turbo" so we all were thrilled (back then).

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Old 06-30-2014, 08:41 AM
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This is a reverse operation of what most people think of when they hear fuel cell. Apparently this takes water/electricity and turns it into hydrogen which is then injected into the engine. Not sure where the power comes from to run the cell though. Fuel cells make enough power to drive a car, which means when reversed they require that much power as input so...where is it coming from? I always figure if a site offers basically no answers other than "it works" its probably a scam
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