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PostHeaderIcon Still working on a newer and better Hydrogen Booster for my old Honda

With the cost of gas prices soaring, I have been stressing about not using a hydrogen booster in my car so far this summer. I pulled it out to rework the design.

 

I have been working like crazy in the shop on a new design for my H2O booster. I am using all metal construction this time. The outside container is a large diameter metal pipe with a smaller pipe inside it. With metal, the water should not get hot anymore while running. The whole assembly will be placed in front of the car radiator in order to keep it cool.

 

I also had trouble with my old version arcing a bit in the contacts. It is very hard to get a good contact with SS plates without welding. I was using crimp on terminals and stainless steel bolts. But the terminals would start to deteriorate a bit and then start arcing. This would heat up the lead screws on top of the container and start to melt the plastic. Eventually the plastic would fill the space between the terminal contacts and the whole thing was dead. No power was able to get through.

 

My new design uses the outside pipe itself as the negative terminal, reducing the need for that terminal to be drilled through the lid as previously. The hardest part is getting a solid and secure connection to the inside pipe that will withstand stress, water, vibration and chemicals with time. I am going to try soldering strapping material inside the pipe in two places on the bottom of the pipe and then drill through that and thread and screw it down securely. Then I will coat the whole connection with liquid rubber. This is the stuff used to coat pliers and tool handles. This should give me a secure and permanent connection.

 

The inside pipe will be separated from the outside pipe with nylon screws threaded into the inside pipe. The head of the screw will act as a spacer between the two pipes.

 

I will be taking photos as I go and share it all if it succeeds.

 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Getting started again with the H2O booster in my car

Well, its been a long, cold winter and my Hydrogen Booster project had to be put on the side. I had a bad fuel pump just before the onset of winter, which caused the poor old car to sit for a while until I could get to it. By then, winter had set on and the H2O Booster was frozen.

The bad thing about natural fuels is their poor performance in winter. Unless you have other devices in place to help, winter slows things down. The water in the hydroxy booster freezes. The bio diesel my friend uses gels up and can’t be used easily.

It is tough to use water for gas in winter because putting any additives into the mix messes things up. You do not want any corrosive gases entering your engine. And certain additives will change the chemistry of things and mess up the performance and efficiency of the booster.

Anyway, if anyone out there has any ideas or experience with using hydrogen boosters in the winter, please do share them here.

Now, due to the war overseas and rising gas prices, it is even more important than ever to save at the pumps and extend our gas mileage. We are working on newer and better ideas for hydrogen gas systems for our vehicles. As things develop, we will share the results here.

PostHeaderIcon Ran without Hydrogen Booster to compare results

I have been running my car for the past few weeks without the H2O booster just to see what type of results I may see. I left all the modifications in place, but simply turned off the Hydroxy Booster.

The first day it seemed like there was no change at all. The second day the car seemed to become sluggish. It was not actually decreasing in performance, but simply reverting to how it was running before I had been using the booster. It really felt rough. That, in itself, shows me the difference that the H2O booster makes in my car.

The gas mileage actually dropped down about 5-10 % as well. This is probably due to my advanced timing and the O2 sensor extender that I left in place.

Anyway, I will start using the Hydrogen Booster again and continue on with experiments.

PostHeaderIcon Update on materials used in making the hydrogen booster

After a couple weeks of running the diy hydrogen booster in my car, I have noticed some very important things and found a few problems.

At first, the lid kept coming loose. It is very hard to work the lid down tight on a brand new pvc pipe and threaded cap. It may seem tight, but it is not screwed all the way down. After driving the car a bit, the vibration will work the threads loose some. The cap kept coming loose on me. Oddly, this caused the hydrogen booster to suck out all the water from my backfire suppressor. All the water drained into the main h2o booster tank.

So, I kept tightening the lid after every use and refilling the hydrogen booster tank with the correct level of water. Finally, after a few days, the lid was on tight and all was well.

Then, I noticed that at the end of each day the gas production was minimal. I would open it up, clean everything and add new water and potassium hydroxide and drive on. After a few hours of use the gas production was down again. And the positive terminal on my cap was starting to get melted.

After many hours and days of tearing it apart and putting it back on again, I found the problem. Using stainless steel spatula handles is not a good idea. It is very hard to get a good contact between the spatula handles and the stainless steel plates. There was a tiny little point on the positive side that was arcing. This was causing heat to rise up the spatula handle and into the screw terminal, which was melting my hydrogen booster lid. Eventually the arcing would burn out the contact point and limit current flow and gas production. Each time I opened the booster and cleaned it, the tiny contact point would be moved to a new position, allowing better gas production for a bit until it burnt out in that spot.

I bought some heavy gauge stainless steel wire and some stainless steel crimp on electrical connectors. The wire is about ten gauge. I used the stainless steel wire and crimp on connectors inside my diy hydroxy booster between the stainless steel plates and the stainless steel screws on the lid of the booster. Now, the hydroxy booster is running well with no problems.

PostHeaderIcon Hydrogen Booster is working well in my old Honda

I have driven a few tanks of gas through my old Honda while using my new homemade hydrogen booster and here are the results:

No savings on gas. Huge performance boost. The car has a lot more power and the motor runs much smoother than ever before with the DIY H2O booster turned on. Now, please note, I have done nothing at all to the motor or computer previously.

So, next I adjusted the timing a bit. Since hydrogen ignites extremely fast, you should advance the timing to see a gain. They hydrogen will ignite before the fuel-air mixture. The exploding hydrogen will blast the fuel into tiny little molecules and ignite the fuel. This gives a better, more complete burn of your fuel. The results should be an increase in engine power and better fuel economy.

I advanced the timing a few degrees by loosening the three screws that hold the distributor in place. Some cars have one or two screws. Anyway, I loosened the screws and advanced the timing just a little bit. Do not do this with the car running or you may get a pretty nasty shock.

Immediately, the car sounded like a race car. The exhaust was louder and stronger. The car runs very strong now. Running up steep mountain inclines are no problem at all. I can even accelerate up steep hills.

Again, no gain in gas efficiency. The computer adjusts for everything you do to save fuel. They are designed to keep the perfect balance that they were programmed for. And they do a very good job of it. No matter what you change, in most cases, the computer will compensate for it.

I will continue using the hydrogen booster during the coming weeks and see what happens.

Next, I will try to extend the O2 sensor. I have read many experiments and claims about a performance and fuel economy gain through this.