Originally Posted by Frostbite
I know it sounds like snake oil. I thought the same thing until three of the magazines I subscribe to tested the product and it improved mileage and power output. There are many fleets of vehicles, including the DOD that use this product. Think what you would like.
I just want to know where the dang fuel connector is located.
Do you still don't know where the fuel line is or was that a typo?
How about some specific references, like this NRMA test:
"There is plenty of evidence for complete lack of effectiveness. For example, when the Fitch Fuel Catalyst was tested in February 2008 by the Australian motoring organisation, the NRMA, essentially no benefit in either emissions or fuel consumption was found on the two petrol (gasoline) vehicles tested. Supporters of this technology claim that the tests were flawed in some way - either due to incorrect installation, or insufficient "conditioning period" between installing the device and performing the test. The negative results still represent a significant challenge to the makers of such devices."
Or NHRS performance:
"Not only were the “best” pulls in each configuration (shown) virtually identical, but more importantly, the range of results between the treated and untreated gasoline was well within the repeatability of the measurement.
Bottom line, while I can’t comment on all of the claims made by the folks at Fitch, I can say that with this bike on this day I couldn’t detect one iota of difference in the power with or without the Fitch device."
The only positive reviews are from those that happen to also sell the product and you seem to be able to throw away your money just about anywhere.
Catalysts are used in the petroleum cracking process, however, and some catalyst additives do provide some benefit, if the vehicle is designed for it:
"NB AdBlue is a quite genuine additive that will be used to enhance catalytic reduction of NOx emissions on many future diesel trucks. Negative comments regarding fuel additives and "catalysts" do not in any way refer to AdBlue, which is only of use on engines specifically designed for it."