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Fitch Fuel Catalyst - More MPG For Anything You Own!

More Mpg
Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted January 1, 2008
Photographers: Nora Hewitt

The Fitch Fantasy Is A Reality

Want better fuel economy for anything you own that is gas powered? Then try a Fitch Fuel Catalyst product. End of story. We promise it will work.

What?! You want to know more? You say you've seen snake oil before? Well, be prepared to be amazed, razzled, and dazzled, as this is one product that will work 100 percent of the time with its intended purpose. And we're not only making the claim that it will increase your fuel economy; it will increase your horsepower and lower your emissions at the same time. "Oh my gosh! How is this possible?!" you question with a girlish scream. Because this isn't a product that works on your engine; instead it works on your fuel. By improving the fuel you improve every type of performance aspect of your engine. Better fuel equates to greater efficiency, which in turn provides more horsepower, cleaner emissions, and improved fuel economy. The 'fresher' a fuel is, the more potent it is and the more energy it yields. And the more complete the burn in the combustion chamber, the less soot and harmful emissions come out of your tailpipe.

Unfortunately more than half of the fuel we buy in the United States as consumers has degraded past the point of "acceptable" after sitting in holding tanks for months, being transported across the country, and then waiting for us to purchase it at the fueling station. Think of it using this example: the 91 octane fuel is really only 87 octane that you're dumping into your fancy ride. And that 87 octane? Well, sometimes you might have a better shot just mixing some peppermint schnapps with shoe polish. The longer the fuel sits, the worse it gets. And we're sure you can imagine what bad fuel does to the longevity of your engine's life.

Curious how the Fitch stuff works? Please refer to the How it Works sidebar composed by Nora Hewitt, vice president over at Fitch. Nora gave us a wonderful explanation that we couldn't have said better ourselves, so we quoted her directly on it instead of taking the credit.

We were able to try the Fitch Permanent Fuel Treatment and Stabilizer unit (PFT) on our gas-guzzling 2000 Dodge Durango, and not only did we feel a noticeable increase in power, but we also saw improved fuel economy. The good people at Fitch even threw a couple drop-in pellets for us to try in a motorcycle, and we'll tell you right now that we saw the same improvements in our motorcycle as we did with the Durango.

It's as simple as this: Do you hate better fuel economy, despise increases in power, and loathe any potential for cleaner air around you? Then whatever you do, don't buy a Fitch unit.

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How It Works

The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is a patented poly metallic alloy that reformulates fuel on board a vehicle prior to combustion. Placed in the fuel tank or housed in a canister and connected into an engine's fuel system between the fuel tank and the engine, the molecular structure of fuel is modified by the catalyst alloy to a state where it is capable of more complete combustion. As a result the engine converts the chemical energy in the fuel to mechanical energy in a more efficient and complete manner. The engine power is increased and toxic emissions per unit of fuel are decreased. As fuel passes over the catalyst, gasoline or diesel fuels are rejuvenated into a superior quality of fuel allowing a combustion engine to extract the maximum amount of energy with minimal emissions. Warranted for 250,000 miles, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst is a long-term fuel treatment that does not lose its potency and never dissolves or deteriorates, which is why it differs from additives that require replenishing. Keep in mind, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst (FFC) simply treats fuel, not a make, model, or year vehicle. All engines will benefit from the use of the Fitch Fuel Catalyst. The Fitch Permanent Fuel Treatment will boost octane in gasoline, increase cetane in diesel, and re-refine the fuel quality, returning it to a superior "refinery-fresh" state, guaranteeing maximum performance and efficiency from the engine.

Our Fuel Economy Results

Okay, we have to admit right now that we have unintentionally biased these tests against the FFC. How? Well, like Fitch advertises: our power was increased due to the better fuel reaching the engine (no joke, we could actually feel the difference). This led us into getting excited enough to always gas it off the line, up big hills, and whenever some expensive German import started creeping up on us on the freeway. We were definitely still getting better fuel economy, but we were offsetting it by 'flooring it' wherever we went. We haven't had a chance to have an official emissions test our truck yet to check against our most recent smog test (prior to the FFC), but we definitely know its running cleaner due to the various unofficial sniffers we've had to stick in our tailpipe for technical articles in the last few months.

We tried out a Fitch PFT unit on our 2000 Durango, and we were also able to try out some of the Fitch drop-in pellets on a 2004 GSXR 750. Both saw increased fuel economy, even with a heavier foot (and hand, in the motorcycle's case).

2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L V8 Engine

Before the Fitch unit, we logged 1,116 miles using 106.63 gallons. After the Fitch unit was installed and effective, we logged 1,375 miles using 109.458 gallons and a heavier foot

Miles Gallons Average Fuel
Driven Used Economy
BEFORE 1,116 106.63 10.4661
miles gallons MPG BEFORE
AFTER 1.375 109.36 12.5733
miles gallons MPG AFTER
2004 SUZUKI GSXR 750
BEFORE 120 miles per tank, using 3.6 gallons of fuel (33.3 mpg)
AFTER 145 miles per tank, using 3.6 gallons of fuel (40.2mpg)

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