This weekend I assembled the water 4 gas fuel heater. It didn’t take much effort. I went to the local hardware store and got the brass pieces and fittings needed and put the device together with some pipe sealant.
This is considered phase 2 of the water 4 gas system. A quick review of the theory behind this device. It is used to heat the fuel before it enters the combustion chamber. Basically, the plan is to buy the fuel cold and in a condensed state and then heat it, forcing it to expand before it enters the combustion chamber.
I have no idea how this will work in increasing my fuel economy. I have also found very little information on the Internet supporting or denying the validity of this claim that heating the fuel will increase fuel economy.
Back when I was in automotive training in the early 80s. Our teacher told us a story I will share with you but cannot verify. The shop class instructor specialized in carburetors. Since the year was 1982 the carburetors where computer-controlled with MC (mixture control) solenoids.
Our instructor told a story about a computer controlled carburetor that had a base plate gasket that contained a fuel heating grid below the throttle plates. The teacher stated that this fuel heating grid heated the atomized fuel as it passed from the throttle plates into the intake manifold.
The Instructor said that this carburetor setup was responsible for 50 plus miles per gallon on a 302 V-8 Ford LTD. He did indicate that the vehicle suffered from lack of power, but that the miles per gallon was truly amazing. The teacher ended the story with the standard inventor and car just disappeared.
Water 4 gas fuel heater
Back to what I am doing with my fuel heater. I will be mounting it on the fuel line close to the intake manifold. When I asked for feedback, in an automotive forum about the placement of the fuel heater A few people express their concern about vapor lock.
I have not heard the term vapor lock in quite a long time. I’m not concerned with this problem because of the high fuel pressure on my vehicle. Vapor lock was a problem in the old days when fuel pressure was around two to six psi on old carburetor vehicles. The high fuel pressure in today’s fuel injected vehicles has eliminated the vapor lock condition.
I will be installing the fuel heater on my own truck. My truck does not have the water for gas hydrogen generator installed on it. I put that test set up on my wife’s car, since she had a longer commute to work. Installing just the fuel heater on my truck should give me what I am looking for, which is a test to see how much heating the fuel increases my fuel economy and what it does to the drivability.
I look forward to your comments about the fuel heating system and your experiences with the water 4 gas set up. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, the water for gas website is still the best place to see and learn about the complete system.