small-list-digest Tuesday, June 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 154



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FTE Small - Re: National Gas saver
Re: FTE Small - Re: National Gas saver
FTE Small - RE: FTE 3.0 will NOT beat a 4.0L

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 06:35:45 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: National Gas saver

Hi,
Has anyone ever heard of the "National Gas Saver?"
I read an ad for it in a local paper, and it supposedly gives big
improvements in mileage by adding platinum to the firing chamber, to make
sure of a fuller burn of the fule.. utilizing a technique similar to a
catalytic converter.
Anyone ever heard of one, or have any idea if this would work? Harm car?
Thanks!

Lou Guerriero
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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 10:28:51 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: National Gas saver

At 06:35 AM 6/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
> Hi,
>Has anyone ever heard of the "National Gas Saver?"
>I read an ad for it in a local paper, and it supposedly gives big
>improvements in mileage by adding platinum to the firing chamber, to make
>sure of a fuller burn of the fule.. utilizing a technique similar to a
>catalytic converter.
>Anyone ever heard of one, or have any idea if this would work? Harm car?
>Thanks!
>
>Lou Guerriero

Cars already thoroughly burn the fuel. The air/fuel ratio
in modern engines is pretty precise. Save your pennies,
this is probably another hoax, ala Slick 50 and Split Fire
plugs. If if really worked, don't you think it would be on
the news?





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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 19:16:42 -0700
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: FTE Small - RE: FTE 3.0 will NOT beat a 4.0L

The one thing no one has mentioned is the axle ratio. The Ranger 4.0L comes
standard with a 3.08 unless you get the 3.55 limited slip. I believe the
3.0L comes with a 3.73, at least I think it used to. I ordered my '94 Ranger
Supercab STX with a 3.55 and 5-speed manual. With 500 miles on the odometer,
it ran 16.7 seconds in the 1/4 mile at 80.5 mph. There was a guy that owned
a sport truck shop that used to bring his modified 3.0L Ranger out. The best
I ever seen him run was 17.2 seconds at 77 mph. After adding an ADS
Superchip, Exhaust Tech Cat-back system, K&N air filter, and Pro-Flo Mass
Air Meter my Ranger improved to 16.4 seconds at 82.5 MPH. I traded my Ranger
in for a '95 T-bird with a 205HP 4.6L V6. My Ranger felt a little quicker
off the line but my T-bird ran 16.3 seconds in the 1/4 mile at 85 mph.
Passing power in my T-bird was clearly superior. I went down the the dealer
that I purchased my Ranger from to drive a Splash with a 4.0L, 3.08 and
4-speed auto. It felt slower than my '94 Caravan off the line. A few years
back Car & Driver tested a Ranger Supercab with a 4.0L, 3.08 and 5-speed
manual. I know they never made it into the 16 second range. Your
acceleration will depend a lot on what axle it has in it. I believe it is
possible for a modified 3.0L Ranger to keep up with a 4.0L Ranger with a
3.08 axle, but it would probably take a supercharger to beat a 4.0L with a
3.55 and 5-speed manual.

Robert

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