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The "tornado" Engine Accessory - Does It Work?  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1386 times:

Just curious to see if anyone has tried the "Tornado" engine accessory which is supposed to increase power and fuel economy. It kinda makes sence, but I'd like to hear from a "real world" user.

Thanks

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User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

No, it does absolutly nothing...and I'm as serious as a heart attack. Your car needs one of those like you need a glock 9 to your face.

Max Powers.


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

It always looked so cool in the commericals, kind of like a mini-turbo.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

"It always looked so cool in the commericals, kind of like a mini-turbo."

Do you know what a turbo is?


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

a contraption that jams more air into the combustion chambers... idiot's explanation.


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Max- I simply ment that the tornado spools up like a blower does and forces air down the intake.


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

AA61hvy-

surely this little thing you put in your intake box doesn't "Spool Up"

I mean, the only thing that COULD "spool it" would be in the incoming air, and obviously if the air itself is causing it to turn, well, it ain't going to have any energy of it's own to compress the air into the cylinders.


I believe the idea is simply to swirl the air, that will theoretically ensure a more complete mixture of the air and gas before it's injected into the cylinders.

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

I used to term spool up loosely. The air infact turns it  Wink/being sarcastic


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

No, it does absolutly nothing...and I'm as serious as a heart attack. Your car needs one of those like you need a glock 9 to your face.

Thank you Mr. Powers. You saved me some money.



User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

Boeing Nut,
Here's a thought to back my opinion...

It's like putting a fan in your window, gluing the blades to each side of the window, and saying it's cooler in the room.

The "vortex" that it creates does not last. The "twisting" air WILL NOT swirl all the way into your cylinders. Though the idea is based on water and it shows it works well, the effect is not the same inside a car. Water is far denser than air allowing it's momentum to carry much farther.

People go and get it, spend an hour installing it into their car, and since the whole device is biased on saving gasoline, people are going to be driving more efficiently; not slamming the gas off of every light, etc. I think the thing has a "placebo effect". If someone spends 80 bucks on this, of course they are going to say it works no matter what....People want their purchases to work out.


Max



[Edited 2003-06-27 03:51:22]

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

That Tornado is a joke.

Any obstruction in your car's air flow will cause a decrease in air flow. You car won't suck in any more air with that little cookie cutter inside your air flow assembly box.


User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1028 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

This thing is useless. The trick to good fuel economy is keeping your foot off the accelerator.

I'd like to see the tornado snake oil salesmen explain how the supposed 'tornado' of air created by this device gets around a huge restriction in the inlet path called the throttle plate. What are they gonna tell you, keep the throttle wide open so as not to interfere with the 'tornado'? What a load of crap.

The real beauty of this gadget is how it can lift money out of the pockets of the gullible.

T prop.


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