OT: HHO (Browns Gas) Conversion For Your Car

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Wed Jun 11 16:07:54 MDT 2008

Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> writes:
> Since the HHO burns with the gasoline, while your engine does not
> change its tuning (ie, the same amount of gasoline is provided by the
> carb/fuel injector as normal) more power is provided by the engine -  
> this results in an increase in torque and horsepower.

You get more power by running a leaner mixture, actually.  Running too
lean can cause pre-detonation, or engine knock, which can destroy your
engine.  Injecting something besides fuel (such as water) can provide
the same ignition dampening effect, providing the efficiency and power
gains of running a leaner mixture without blowing up your engine.  So,
adding more gas to your engine produces both lower efficiency and
lower power.  What you want to add is more air, and just enough fuel
and possibly other things to provide optimum combustion of that air.

The EFI system in modern cars is fairly flexible, and is based
primarily on engine speed, air temperature, and air flow.  It's got
sensors that measure each of these values, and a program that
correlates them to the proper ignition and injection timing.  Hooking
something up that changes the combustion properties of the air
entering the engine without either fooling the sensors or
reprogramming the maps is likely to be detrimental.


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