Ask the Best and Brightest: Do Hydrogen Injection Systems Work?

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
ask the best and brightest do hydrogen injection systems work

Shaker asks:

I've been hearing about these systems that use hydrogen added to the intake systems of cars resulting in mileage gains of 20-30 percent. My engineering background tells me that this can't be the case (as you can't get "something for nothing"), but the latest spin that I've seen on the Web is that small amounts of added hydrogen somehow enhance the combustion of regular gasoline, so that a small "hydrogen generator" unit is sufficient. There's even a guy at our company (still hearsay) that claims to have increased the mileage of his Civic by 10MPG. I think this is very unlikely (if not impossible), but maybe your crew could debunk the myth, or find that there's some merit there.

So how about it? Do any of you have any experience with hydrogen injection or can explain how it could improve mileage? For that fact, have any of you ever used any gadget advertised to increase gas mileage that actually worked as claimed?

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  • Thinker Thinker on Sep 24, 2008

    ok Lumbergh21 if you realy did any classes at all I guess school never made you think,you know if everyone thought like some of you on here the world would still be flat and we would not have electric and we would all live in caves come on first brown gas is what humm 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part O2 humm. O2 would do what to help the gas burn 2) why did we not build a gas bomb humm maybe cause Hydrogen has 3 time the energy as gas so less hydrogen would infact make more energy than gas if you can't inprove your MPG with one of the its is because first it was not though out nor did they do all that would be needed to fool the computer just like you loose MPG useing E85 it the computer not what you put in it.

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Sep 24, 2008

    thinker, Perhaps you could take a couple breaths, and tell us what you mean in a way we can understand you?

  • Thinker Thinker on Sep 24, 2008

    ok in a simple term for the ones that don't believe here it is to just say you took sume class and you teacher or a book said it could not be done is realy dumb untell you really put your mind to some thing and give it your be try you should not say it wont work or it can't be done. It is better to have try and failed than not to have tryed and say it don't work

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Sep 24, 2008

    Sorry thinker, I still can't understand you. Perhaps if you would post in your native language, someone could translate?