Have you got a gas guzzling car?
Are you worried about rising fuel prices?
If so, then running your car on water is NOT the solution you are looking for.
Rising Oil Prices
One side effect of the global warming scam is the fact that taxation and prices are on the rise.
Both of these factors have had a huge impact upon the price of gas.
This, in turn, has led to manufacturers and amateurs alike trying to find alternative power sources as well as ways of increasing mileages for existing vehicles.
Not to be outdone, the less than honest, aka scam artists, have also got in on the act.
If you search the internet for ways of saving on your gas bill, or for alternatives to gas, then you will be met with all sorts of crazy schemes and devices.
Most of these are simply designed to part you from your cash.
One of the more ‘popular’ improve your mileage per gallon scams centres around the premise that water can be converted into gas.
Apparently, or so the claims suggest, you can connect one of these ‘fuel cells’ to your car’s electrical system, fill it with free water and then run a pipe to your car’s air intake.
In theory, mixing equal amounts of water and gas would then cut your motoring costs by 50%.
Running Your Car On Water Sounds Amazing
Yes, it sounds amazing.
So good in fact that I would predict that one of these schemes will win the Nobel Peace Prize (stranger things have happened).
The reality, however, is that if something sounds too good to be true then… you know.
How Does The Water / Gas Scam Allegedly Work?
Here’s how the water and gas combo purportedly works –
The ‘fuel cell’ that you are supposed to add to your car is a simple electrolysis device that is designed to split water into two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen.
This in itself is hardly innovative as such devices have been in existence for a great many years.
The theory continues along the lines of recombining the gasses generated through electrolysis, via combustion, in order to release energy.
Such a process does, undoubtedly work – energy would indeed be released via this process.
However, the laws of physics must always be obeyed.
These laws make it quite clear that the resulting amount of energy after recombining the atoms through combustion cannot exceed the level of energy that was required to separate them in the first place.
Physics Scuppers The Water For Gas Claims Even Further
Humans, and the things we make, are not perfect.
Therefore, during the process of electrolysis and combustion, there will be ‘leakages’ in the system, meaning that the energy produced by this hydrogen will actually be significantly less than the amount of energy required to create it.
Inconveniently for those behind such water to gas scams, this means that fuel consumption may actually increase if you buy their kits or follow their instructions.
Naturally, the car you drive was designed to burn gasoline and not hydrogen.
Therefore, it should be no surprise to learn that your car was not designed for burning hydrogen which gets much hotter than gas.
Your car’s engine has not been designed to cope with that heat level for sustained periods of time and so the likelihood of damage occurring is greatly increased.
The parts most susceptible to such heat damage are likely to be those that are extremely hard or costly to service or replace, such as valves and pistons.
Unless you are a skilled mechanic then the increase in maintenance costs on your vehicle would most likely negate more than the savings you would gain through converting water to gas.
The Water To Gas Scams Continue Regardless
Even though the laws of physics debunk the possibility of water for gas scams being anything other than a con, those behind the ruses continue unabated.
Scientific evidence is replaced by anonymous customer testimonials, affiliate links and enviro-friendly sales pitches as they continue to peddle their $2,000 conversion kits, or do it yourself $97 ebooks.
If the most brilliant scientific minds in history cannot break the laws of thermodynamics then why would anyone believe that some random website owner or garage mechanic can?
Obviously the answer to that is greed.
Too many people get suckered into scams because their greed and desire to get something cheap or for nothing blinds them to reality.
Buy Gas Not Water
If you are concerned by the rising cost of gas, or feeling the pinch of increasing fuel costs then the best suggestion is to use what you have sensibly.
If you have $2000 set aside for a water to gas conversion, or just the $97 required for an ebook, then you will likely get more miles to the gallon if you simply spent that money on gas instead!