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Bogus Fuel Pill Schemes To Rip You Off!

Feb 25, 2008
Have you seen lots of ads for pills that you add to your gas tank and magically you will get 10, 20 and even 30% better fuel economy? There was a product made by Bioperformance. These pills were known as fuel pills or gas pills.

The Attorney General of Texas filed an action against Bioperformance. He stated "We will aggressively fight these con artists who cynically exploit the public's concerns about high gas prices to line their own pockets.

He labeled them exactly what they are, con artists. It turns out, in fact, the fuel pill is basically the chemical equivalent of mothballs, which are toxic.

The attorney general went on to say that Bioperformance was merely a smokescreen to trigger the recruitment of more and more paying members into what appears to be an illegal pyramid scheme. A total scam.

There are still companies and products out there that are working the same scam. MPG-Cap is one. Another one is Enviro-Max. They work on the same premise as Bioperformance. they claim you will get significant increases in fuel economy by dropping their pills into your gas tank.

Most of their testing and claims are based on testimonials from drivers. There is no way that a driver without sophisticated and expensive equipment can effectively measure the miles per gallon differences from an additive.

The normal driving conditions of weather, traffic volume and stop light patterns have a tremendous impact on any days fuel economy. There is no way for the average driver to take those factors into consideration to be able to run a believable test.

Enviromax Plus claims that it makes gasoline burn more efficiently. It claims it will lower the unburned gas in your engine from 15 percent down to 1 to 2 percent. Unfortunately for Enviromax but fortunately for you, todays current engines actually burn gas with an efficiency of about 98 to 99 percent. That is without any help from EnviroMax.

Many of these companies claim that they have been tested at an EPA lab. First of all, those labs performing the tests are not connected with the EPA in any way. The EPA does not endorse any product. Second, those tests are generally performed on one car. That car is usually 15 to 20 years old. If you have the same model car they used in the test and your car is 20 years old, then maybe you will see a benefit. If you have a car built in the last 10 years, forget about it.

One other claim they make is that they are registered with the EPA. That is correct. That means nothing. If you want to sell anything that is added to a car which could affect the air quality, it has to be registered with the EPA. All that means is they filled out a form and sent it in. If you wanted to sell bottled water as a fuel additive, you would just fill out the forms and your bottled water additive would be "registered" with the EPA.

They want you to believe that being registered with the EPA means they are endorsed by the EPA. That is absolutely not true. Any attempt to convince you otherwise is just more mis-truths and deceptive tactics.

The bottom line, save your money. Don't believe the wild claims of these modern day snake oil salesmen. As always if it seems to good to be true, it is!
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Scott Siegel is the author of a 143 page manual of industry insider information
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