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Old 26 January 2003, 17:31   #21
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interesting thread....

Just a logical thought .....

If a product such as this is so effective in many ways as you have discussed, why is it not simply added to our fuel at the pumps in the first place ?

Some clever mathematician on this thread could also work out what % fuel saving Soltron would have to provide to break even on its own costs, ??

Just out of interest as I know you have pointed out it is not all about fuel savings

This figure of course would differ for cheaper marine diesel and petrol pump prices
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Old 26 January 2003, 17:35   #22
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I would guess that the merits of using something that combats shit in the fuel is more important with the old dodgy stuff that comes from the average fuel barge in the solent!

I mean, forecourt pump diesel is probably pretty good anyway!
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Old 26 January 2003, 17:37   #23
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Its a question of popularity if you get enuf people together I will get a tanker already mixed with Soltron to you from the fuel co.

There is a fuel co doing this but cant give you any more details classified I am afraid, sorry.

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That's no good, My fuel might be getting it twice!
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I'm confused , if a fuel company is already doing this then surely they would be shouting about its benefits in order to try and gain an advantage over its competitors

what would be the point otherwise in using it at additional costs

unless they are shouting about a different name for it

also if you tell us which fuel company it is , we can use that fuel and wont have the additional costs of buying your Soltron, LOL !!!

only fuel company I am aware of, is Shell optisomething, which has done some strong advertising claiming extra power from their fuel

another logical thought

if your product can break even in its costs, from fuel savings, other benefits such as cleaner fuel, then we should logically ALL be buying it ???
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Old 26 January 2003, 17:49   #26
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I mirrored your thoughts, we could be getting it twice or putting in a stronger ratio than needed !!!

The american website is a bit more informative than the uk one

http://www.solpower.com/soltron/soltrontestimonials.asp

some quite convincing testimonials, which you would expect given its claims on website

UK website claims 10 to 15 % fuel savings

at forecourt prices this product represents an additional cost of 1.34 % to your fuel bill

at marine diesel prices ( 30 p ish / litre ? ) represents 3.39 % to your fuel bill

So logic says if its going to give you 10 % + fuel saving then we should all be using it !!

My head hurts , Good night
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Worried about your fuel bill fuller ?

Mateboy exellent questioning as the outcome may mean we need to get some shares in this little dynamo. I will have a butchers at the share price if listed?

Sounds like a buy buy buy to me ka.

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There is a fuel co doing this but cant give you any more details classified I am afraid, sorry.
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Bug grows worse (for the user, better for the bug) in fiberglass tanks. 'twouldn't be a company using fiberglass road tankers would it ?
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My head hurts...
- hey, here's another thought: There's a product, Ecoflow, http://www.mghmarketing.co.uk which is basically a big magnet which is clamped around the fuel line. Anyway, it's claimed by the manufacturers and marketing company that it will increase fuel efficiency by about 10%ish. When I worked for the Army, an enterprising squaddie was selling these to all his mates, civil serveants and civilian staff alike, and apparently they reckoned that they really worked well.

I also did some work for Broquet International Limited years ago http://www.broquet.com, and they seemed to have a very credible product.

Never tried any of these products myself, but with the cost of fuel for boats being even more significant than cars, I guess that the payoff of better efficiency bears consideration.

Any chemists specialising in hydrocarbons out there?
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That's no good, My fuel might be getting it twice!
In Shepperton Jon I doubt it very much!!!
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