Early March 2008 the price of petrol in New Zealand really started to climb and over the years I had heard of people in New Zealand (like Archie Blue) who had being able to run their car 100% off water!
I didn't want to go that far (initially anyway), but wanted to definitely reduce my current petrol bill... and I eventually found the information on how to use water for petrol. (Click here to learn more).
I then made started my project (turning theory into practice) and looked to see where I could install such a device in my 1996 Honda CRV car.
Honda's Factory Specs
CR-V has a transversely mounted inline four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels under normal operation but can also send torque back to the rear wheels when slip is detected.
CR-V is powered by a 1973cc, double overhead cam, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine produces 96kW at 5500rpm and 182Nm (as before) at 4200rpm.
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Independent performance figures put the CR-V slightly ahead of its four-cylinder rivals, completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 10.5 seconds (M), 12 Secs for Auto. Top speed is limited to 180km/h for JDM Spec AND 195km/h for Rest of the World Specs. Fuel consumption is good for this class, with road test figures pointing to about 10.4L/100km."
My Actual CRV Here In Auckland, New Zealand
I have owned this car from new, (I was one of the first in NZ to get one), and it has been an absolute beauty! It has been regularly serviced and has done 222,000 kms (as of March 2008). The first thing I did was measure the kms per litre that it did WITHOUT any modifications.
Over 5 tanks of 91 octane petrol, my car averaged out at 9.7L/100km.
I then (as per photo gallery above) found a suitable place to install my Hydrogen Generator (click here learn more), and its associated bits. I had to create a mounting bracket (click here to learn more). I then ran the vaccum line from it and connected it in.
In addition to this, I also read that the engine as a byproduct of normal operation gets
fumes in the crank area and so the engine has a PCV device that sucks these fumes back out and mixes them in with the incoming petrol to reburn them... an ideal vaccum line to tap into... and so I did... and while I was there, I learnt that if you put in a simple but more advanced PCV device (click here to learn more) you can draw out the excess water and help the engine to get less wear and tear....
I then simply turned it ON and it instantly started to generate HHO gas and suck it into the engine.... I could not hear any difference in the engine revs, or anything.... so needed to wait til once again I accurately measured 5 tanks of petrol and see what my NEW L/KM would be...
OLD: Over 5 tanks of 91 petrol on my car this averaged out at 9.7L/100km.
NEW: Over 5 tanks of 91 petrol on my car this averaged out at 6.11L/100km.
A MASSIVE SAVINGS OF: 37%
Click above to see my hydrogen generation system in operation in my Honda CRV here in Auckland, NZ.