Someone brought this up a while back in a catch can thread and after looking this product over, it has peeked my interest. I seems only right that after trying to mod everything on my Magnum R/T, the fuel should definitely be priority 1. This catalyst is warranty'd for 5 years or 250,000 miles. But before I pull the string on this product, I thought I'd ask if anyone has tried this fuel catalyst out and what if any experiences have you had with it's use. Anyone?
Last edited by satfrat; 08-12-2007 at 01:10 AM.
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Personally I'd be skeptical. Sounds like smoke and mirrors that something so small can continuously treat and "improve" so many gallons of fuel (how many would that be for 250,000 miles?!). I don't care if rare earth magnets are involved or not!
However, for nearly a year now, I have been using ACES IV Fuel Catalyst (you can do an internet search for this product as the supplier is not a supporting vendor). This is a liquid additive that you add to each fill-up at the rate of 1 oz per 6 gal. One of it's functions is to boost octane and upon combustion it forms a synthetic lubricant which helps keep the upper cylinder wall lubricated. It may, or may not, affect fuel economy, but I am routinely getting +1 to +1.5 mpg higher than the EPA estimates for the MSRT8... so I believe it is working as advertised.
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I too am skeptical but from what I've read about quite a few emission reviews from EPA and major city agencies, this unit breaks up the imperfections that routinely exists in fuel blends that allow the fuel to not only burn more efficiently but more cleanly also. That means less carbon buildup resulting in a smoother running engine that will last a whole lot longer. Additives do work but only to a point and they don't really lower emissions. The test results of the Fitch Catalyst are pretty impressive with a 30-50% reduction.
BUT I don't believe everything I read and would much rather listen to other owners of this catalyst for their opinions. I'm leaning toward trying this fuel catalyst out,,, if for no other reason than I plan on keeping my Magnum for 10-20 years and I'm wanting any product that will allow for a cleaner, better running HEMI with less problems down the road. And that starts with the fuel. Thanks for your imput!
I do know that this catalyst isn't magnets but an alloy that the fuel passes thru that breaks up and conditions the fuel to help increase it's octane. Whether it works as advertised,,,,, well that's what I'm wanting to find out. But I do see more science in this unit than I did in the magnets. LOL
I pretty skeptical, however platinum is used as a catalyst to make gasoline, so it may have some merit. I tried acetone and that didn't work and a company in Maine had an additive that I tried because it was featured on the 6 oclock news. It did nothing. My Ram has EVIC and If I fill up and drive a fixed route the EVIC will always register the same exact 19.3 mpg if I cruise at 50 mph. Acetone and the additive both gave exactly 19.3.
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You might want to try ACES IV Fuel Catalyst and give it a couple of tankfulls...
I was the one that brought it up in the catch can thread...
In all my research it does seem feasible and it makes sense as to how it works.... no "hocus pocus" explanation. I wouldn't necessarily use it to run 89 octane in my SRT though, but it may give me a better cleaner 91 octane.
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I'm curious how you get these additives to mix properly into both sides of the saddlebag tank?
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Fitch Fuel Catalyst is designed like a filter can. It is not a fluid or powder. It uses metals to cause a 'catalyic" reaction with the gas.
Last edited by netnathan; 08-13-2007 at 01:27 AM.
Well I went ahead and ordered one, got $65 off the cheapest internet price I could find by going thru Fitch directly and I'll see for myself if there's any validity to this permenant fuel treatment filter. Considering what some folks around here will spend on there ride, I said to myself .
they seem to be legit.. I was looking at maybe getting one as well and doing before and after emissions testing. I have LT headers so if this would help us pass our strict emissions here that would rock.
Was thinking of before and after dyno and before and after emissions..
Maybe will see if they will discount it if I send them the reports.
I us them in my snowmachines,motorcycle and the gas can for the lawn mower and snowblower. They do a great job at preserving the gasoline in the off season. No need for sta-bill to stabilize gasoline. The snowmachine and motorcycle magazines have tested it a bunch for stabilzing gasoline in the off season with great results. Thats about all they have been able to prove.
I'm hoping that a cleaner running engine may help a consistant engine light for a low emission sensor on my High flow Catalytic Convertor. Seems that most people with these exhaust mods run into CEL's. I also get a RPM hiccup when in idle, like a 150rpm fluctuation that I'm hoping will mellow out with this fuel catalyst.. I was told that the engine would run smoother,,,, we'll see,,,,