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Old 07-21-2006, 02:56 PM
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I was looking at the power wire I was wondering if anyone has an opion on it and how it effects your mileage?
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:16 PM
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the good old power wire...i just took a trip...about 450 miles total and i had the PW on the entire time, got 18.1 mpg (no leadfoot at all, drove 70-75 the whole way) so id have to honestly admit that it does what it says, which is 2% more fuel to the engine...i took the same trip 2 months ago with the PW off and got 18.8 mpg...so you might lose a tiny bit of gas....but look at it this way, when you have to pass those ******* truckers who stay in the fast lane for 800 miles, you get past them a tad quicker...so it's worth it, plus nick said under certain cicumstances you MIGHT get better mpg...this might be true but don't be too worried about loss of mpg...nick is a really nice guy in person and his products are quality!!!
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:54 PM
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okay, how can u get 18.1 on an 05 Hemi when I get 18.8 Highway? (at 70mph and cruise control on)
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:17 PM
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the good old power wire...i just took a trip...about 450 miles total and i had the PW on the entire time, got 18.1 mpg (no leadfoot at all, drove 70-75 the whole way) so id have to honestly admit that it does what it says, which is 2% more fuel to the engine...i took the same trip 2 months ago with the PW off and got 18.8 mpg...so you might lose a tiny bit of gas....but look at it this way, when you have to pass those ******* truckers who stay in the fast lane for 800 miles, you get past them a tad quicker...so it's worth it, plus nick said under certain cicumstances you MIGHT get better mpg...this might be true but don't be too worried about loss of mpg...nick is a really nice guy in person and his products are quality!!!
The POWER WIRE will only add approximately 2.5% more fuel at WOT.... if your NOT at WOT then it will not add the additional fuel because the o2 sensors keep the AFR nailed down to 14.75:1. At WOT the PCM does not use the o2 sensors which allows the PCM to richen up the mixture for more HP. Because of this the POWER WIRE will richen you up approximaltey 1 full point which is great if you have LONG TUBES and other mods that tend to make you run lean. We mainly advertise it as a POWER MOD untill recently. over the last few months we have been getting countless reports from customers who actualy see gains of 1-2MPG after adding the POWE WIRE.... so we started pointing out that increase feul economey is also a common side effect under a light foot.

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Old 07-22-2006, 04:21 PM
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Where can I get a power wire from?
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:45 AM
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Since I've got mine I haven't seen anything under 13.1 in the city yet. Before I was getting around 12.3. I'll be taking a trip to NJ next week so I'll see how it does on the highway.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:06 PM
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Since I've got mine I haven't seen anything under 13.1 in the city yet. Before I was getting around 12.3. I'll be taking a trip to NJ next week so I'll see how it does on the highway.
Keep us posted... I look forward to hearing your results.

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:17 PM
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No MPG improvement with mine. I tried different octanes, brands of gas (Shell, Mobil, Cumby's) long trips and around town. I keep track with mileage and complete tank fills.

There is a bit of extra kick at wide open throttle it seems. I don't hit WOT much though.

The power wire might be good for someone racing the hemi.

I definitely get better mileage with or without the power wire using Shell gas. I don't know how but it's close to a full mpg better consistently. .8mpg - .9mpg better. Weird.

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The reason you get better mileage with shell when you use premium is that it does not contain ethanol. I get 2-3 mpg better with it than any other brands
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Where can I get a power wire from?
You can find members who make them. I bought mine for $5. Thank goodness too because I got rid of it after 2 months. It's basically worthless in my mind unless you race.
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The reason you get better mileage with shell when you use premium is that it does not contain ethanol. I get 2-3 mpg better with it than any other brands
Shell in my area has up to 10% Ethanol no matter if it's 87,89 or 93 octane as does EVERY chain gas station here. Only Ethanol Free within about 50 miles from me are a couple of independent stations.

But I agree, I normally see 2-3 mpg better with either Ethanol free gas or E10 gas that I've treated with StarTron or a similar Ethanol stabilizer.

You gotta read the pump to know for sure...
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Shell gas does contain ethanol..And thats a fact!!!!!
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Shell gas does contain ethanol..And thats a fact!!!!!
Well a fact is a fact as long as you have your facts straight
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http://www.shell.ca/en/products-services/on-the-road/fuels/shell-vpower.html

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Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol.
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You can find members who make them. I bought mine for $5. Thank goodness too because I got rid of it after 2 months. It's basically worthless in my mind unless you race.
And if you race you have a custom tune which eliminates the need for the power wire.
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All franchised fuel stations will have ethanol. It is government mandated. Only private owned fuel stationsccan obtain and sell non blended fuel. Even then, it is good to buy or make your own ethanol test kit.

Power wires are great little devices. Fuel mileage will vary because there are SO many things that can contribute.
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I meant all Shell gas in the United States..I should have said that.I didnt expect Canada to be brought up.And I said that because of the government regs.Now that Ive made that clear its still s fact
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