HHO Browns Gas for our SUV

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

H2 Go Economizer This is a partially bulit cannister that we built this weekend to install on our 2000 Ford Explorer.

What we have done is to create hydrogen gas through this container and pump it to our intake exhaust system of our SUV.

The test results from just one day is quite impressive by our standards.

Please read more if you would like to follow and see how our customization helps supplement our gas consumption.

Comments (25)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jay I have heard of other devices like this, but have been reluctant to put them in my cars.  I guess I would like to know how your car is performing after a couple of months in order for me to feel more comfortable about this.

Jul 22, 2008 02:00 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Linda,

My buddy Brad is the creative one. I guess I am just the guinee pig. So far so good. I'll keep you posted as we progress.

 

George, I don't blame you I was a little skeptical too but so far so good. What kind of car do you drive?

I might put one in my motor home as it works with Diesel too.

Jul 22, 2008 03:00 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Jay - your initial results are pretty cool, and I bet the 30 day results will be equally interesting.  What do you have to do to maintain the hydrogen thing - do you add something to it each time you fill up?

If you need a coastal guinea pig.....  ;-)

Ann

Jul 22, 2008 11:12 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

I heard you twitter on this but couldn't follow the thread, Thanks for sharing, I look forward to hearing updates on what improves. Of course we all need relief, the News has been reporting that gas has dropped. Big deal, I'm not gonna be happy until it is back to 2001 prices.

Jul 23, 2008 01:42 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Jay - It sounds really interesting. Anything to get better gas milage these day would be a big help.

Jul 23, 2008 01:46 AM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Does riding around with a hydrogen container make you feel a little uncomfortable?  I get a little sick carrying the gas container for the grill to the store to get a new one!

Jul 23, 2008 05:03 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Ann, I may have saved a gallon of fuel already based on the SUV's computer reading. I just passed 140 miles and it read I had used 7.2 gallons. But, my guage looks more closer to half than 3/4's. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. I did travel up and down 495 today and it still reads 19.5 mpg.

Missy, I wish they were back to 1970 prices. LOL

Bill, My friend says it shouldn't have any negative effect on the engine. We'll soon find out I guess.

Eleanor, It is not much more dangerous than the 18 gallons of gas I drive around in.

Jul 23, 2008 05:50 AM
Jim Marks
Coldwell Banker | Wright Realty - North Conway, NH
Team Wright Realty

Keep us posted Jay! I wil line up and buy one from you when you are ready to go...the simplicity of it is wild and I am sure it wouldn't take long to pay for itself. In real estate we "drive to survive" so this would be a huge economic help.

Sean

Jul 24, 2008 01:15 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Will do Sean, I have not gone below 19.5 mpg yet in the SUV. Monika says she remembers a lot of 16.5 and 17 mpg while driving around. I did do some hwy driving yesterday and it did not fluctuate all that much but I did some in town and it stayed the same. Keeeping my fingers crossed.

Jul 24, 2008 03:22 AM
1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. - Ewa Beach, HI
President and Owner

Interesting Jay.  I never heard of such a thing.  I will check back for your updates.

Aloha, David Kucic

Aug 10, 2008 02:27 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Thanks Dave,

I just filled up again and I pumped in 18.519 gallons and drove 329.4 miles which = 17.8 miles per gallon. My SUV's computer read I had used 17.3 gallons used = 19.04 miles per gallon and a lot of this was local around town miles. Also my check engine light came on and I wonder if my O2 sensor has crapped out. I'll keep you posted.

Aug 11, 2008 02:50 AM
Anonymous
abberz

you need an EFIE. this is a small circuit board that hooks up to the o2 sensor to basically trick your engine into thinking it's getting the proper fuel air mix. since hho has the o, for oxygen, it produces an increase in o2 readings in the o2 sensor. this can and does cause the check engine light to come on and can hurt your gas stretching efficiency. efie's are cheap, under 60 bucks, and simple to install.they help efficiency because when hho is injected into air mix, the engine just sees the o2 and believes it isn't mixing in enough fuel. so, it will adjust the fuel injectors to use more gas in each spray, hurting your gas mileage. from what i've researched, other than good hho production, an efie is the #2 important thing. good luck

Sep 14, 2008 05:45 AM
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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Hey Jay, Now that you've had this device operating for 2 months - what are your observations?

Sep 15, 2008 03:34 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Judy, no ill effets on the vehicle. I do get a little more horsepower and a little better gas mileage. We really haven't been using the truck all that much.

Sep 17, 2008 04:45 AM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Hi Jay, That's very cool.  When are you going to start selling kits?  You should try to get on the TV show, the Big Idea with Donny Deutch. (I probably misspelled his name.)  Good luck with it!

Sep 20, 2008 09:14 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Jay, when you are in Tennessee, can you swing by and fit my Dodge with one.

Sep 29, 2008 06:29 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Hey don't forget to add some water to it. I still think we're saying some money but I'm not sure the mileage is as good as it should be.

Oct 09, 2008 06:26 AM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Okay @acemaker, just checking in to see if you have any updates. So far it sounds like it doesn't hurt and maybe helps a teeny bit?

Oct 31, 2008 01:47 PM
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

 hi Jay, I love stuff like this, I'm tired of being held hostage to gasoline to get around... I'm also impressed that nothing blew up, very cool. ;-) Have a great weekend!

Nov 01, 2008 10:45 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

So several years later how is the experiment?  I drove a 2004 Ford Explorer and jaws drop when they hear I get close to 30MPG.  Wonder if this is something to explore to get even more!

Jul 31, 2011 11:37 AM