Diesels great, petrol cars - no noticeable difference.
Had 2 in my turbo diesel and it has had far greater low end torque and also had noticeably more top-end power. Fitted 2 hi-clones in my next petrol car and absolutely no noticeable benefit what so ever.
Purchased in March 2010 for $320.00.
Fitted to 3 consecutive vehicles with no noticeable difference
I fitted one to 3 consecutive Commodore utes that travelled 1000000 km between them. Absolutely no difference in fual consumption on any of them. All fitted with dual fuel set ups and every drop of fuel used tracked for tax purposes.
Purchased in December 1999.
Mechanic for 45 years (my test)
Put a hiclone in each of my kids cars. (3 girls) without them aware of what I'd done and 1 in my car and 4wd.
No noticeable difference in power or economy was noted. We have a family business and all cars are for a tax writeoff. So log books give an accurate story on each car of fuel use for distance atxtax time.
What I found as a mechanic is that near everyone that puts a hiclone on their vehicle is keen on getting extra distance for their buck, so they tend to drive in a more economical manner, keen to prove their money well spent and hence...
I put one on a mazda bravo 92 4x4 2.6litre petrol. instantly got much better acceleration, and got extra 30-40kms per tank. Iam getting one fitted to my 2.4ltr hilux diesel and cant wait to feel the improvement as they are supposed to be more effective with diesels. But seriously if your car is in good nick, dont drive like a fool - i cant see why you should have a negative effect with this product. I recommend the Hiclone
Great results on all our vehicles
I've had Hiclones in the last 5 vehicles, carby, Efi and Tdi all with excellent results, if a company is giving you a money back guarantee based on your happiness with the results and has been around for over 20 years it's obviously on to a good thing. I would recommend Hiclone to any one who needs more power and economy to give them a go.
Hiclone in HJ61 Landcruiser
I put a hiclone in a 1986 landcruiser 12HT turbo diesel about 14 yrs ago it made the turbo cut in 300 rpm earlier so less throttle needed to accelerated resulted in an 0.5 lph fuel saving. It also reduced the vehicle from labouring at low rpm by 150 rpm I was happy with the results.
25 Years & still selling (2nd try)
Why are "Product Reviews" added here from people who never tried the product? How can they give it a star rating? Why the listed website is only a reseller, not the main website? Why this review is used to advertise counterfeit products instead? I have used Hiclone for many years & have always had good results. My current turbo diesel car should have ADR fuel economy of 8.5L/100km, I have achieved 7.8L/100km for 90,000km with 2 Hiclone's from Melb Hiclone Fuelsaver dealer, better than ADR, I can send a pic of my dash trip comp to prove it. Prop...er Hiclone websites don't claim more than 10% fuel savings for diesels. Plus if a product claims 10% & you buy 2 or more you don't just add the 10%'s together, that's not how maths works, the % always becomes less just like in the 4x4 mag test years ago with Toyota they got 17% with 1 part & then gained an extra 6.5% from the 2nd = 23.5% total. How much is saved depends on how much is wasted to start with so less efficient cars gain more. I also saw on website that all car manufacturers use swirl combustion now so Hiclone swirl has been proven by being copied. I picked up a Hiclone leaflet at the Melb 4x4 show which says Toyota Prius Hybrid went from 4.9L/100km to 4.5L/100km with Hiclone installed, so that also shows even the highest tech can be improved with fitting a 25year old product.
works best before just afm
I have used hiclones on three vehicles now. I recently fitted one before the AFM in my r33 turbo skyline and was impressed with the instant result. I believe just as an intercooler does the heat from air being sucked in dissapates into the stainless fins on the hiclone hitting the AFM cooler and denser.
Market hype rubbish
I tried two Hiclones in my 4x4 TD. First off, a lot more intake noise was noticed. Yeah cool. I am guessing due to the RESTRICTION in the intake hose is why more noise was heard. Further more, no improvement in performance and bugger all improvement on fuel economy.
My advice, buy a potato, cut it in half and jam one of the halves in the intake.
Placebos must be a wonderful thing if you believe all the hype/
HiClones - Do they really work
I have kept a full log on my Toyota LandCruiser 105 Series HZJ105R Diesel 2001 model of each & every fill, Kms/Litre, Litres/100kms since new. HiClone in QLD recommended I also fit the recommended two HiClones as well as a Snorkel & Reusable Air Filter. Realistically the overall performance was noticed especially when towing. However the fuel economy was approximately 10-15% better. The figures do not total what we should have saved overall as if you do the math we should have seen a 20-30% decrease in fuel usage. I do not think I would install the HiClones now as I would need four of them in the 200 Series Diesel LandCruiser at a cost of $800. I would recommend the Air Filter as well as a Snorkel with large bore & air ram.
2011 Ford Ranger (hi rider)
I purchased 3 hiclones and a K & N filter, Getting tired of the rangers very ordinary fuel economy. Was promised a 20% gain in fuel economy. First tank gave me a 10% gain, since then every tank has been getting slightly better. Must be the computer, adjusting. Was a skeptic before purchasing, was an easier decision considering it came with a money back guarantee. Still far from the 20% promised but it's showing signs of getting there
Saving fuel (diesel), saving 10%+, more power, nicer to drive
hoping on 20% saving, might still get there. Not cheap, spent $600+
Waste of money
Fitted two hiclones to my 2005 rodeo diesel they made no differance at all a total waste of over three hundred dollars.i think I got ripped off.would nod recomend them to any of my friends.really really diserpointed in the product.Would have been money better spent elsewhere.will not buy them ever again....
Waste of money
WILL retard the performance of your car
Despite my reservations, I put a hiclone in my Range Rover alloy 4.6 V8, with Motec, ported, cold air induction and 3in. exhaust, and after running it for 6 months there was NO improvement in fuel economy but I was convinced that it had reduced power. To determine if this was true we put it on a 4 wheel dyno and did 6 runs, 3 with and 3 without the hiclone, and found an 11% average LOSS of power when the hiclone was in the system.
If you think about it logically, how do Nascar detune their engines to reduce power for some classes of race? Th...ey put a restrictor plate in the air system, and the mass of the hiclone reduces the amount of air your engine can get, just like a Nascar restrictor. With the billions of dollars spent by car makers in r & d, if something like this foil-hat device actually worked they would be standard equipment in every internal combustion engine. Honestly, save your money. it was easy to remove Not only did it not improve my fuel economy, it reduced the performance by 11%(average)
From the moment a Hiclone was fitted to my 2009 Subaru Forester petrol consumption has steadily increased over the past two months with no increase in power or anything else beneficial. Despite the vehicle being fully and properly serviced during the period fuel consumption is up by over 15%. Buy one at your peril.
Expensive, their warranty runs out before their recommended run in period and it actually wasted more fuel
First used in a Magna TM carburetor Hiclone eliminated flat spots, improved fuel consumption (dropped to around 11ltrs/per100 from 13ish) & acceleration improved. Then fitted Hiclone to a Discovery Tdi300 not only did notice smoother & faster response from the accelerator but the turbo came on around 200rpm earlier...remarkable.
I then fitted to a 3.5ltrs V6 Magna this I noticed a drop in fuel consumption .7ltrs per/100 but the biggest difference was engine response, it picked up it's skirts like never before particularly at high engine rev...s as those 3.5's do get breathless above 5000rpm the Hiclone eliminated this. Also I later added a K&N air filter the combination reduced fuel consumption by just over a litre per/100. I then fitted to a Nissan Patrol 3.0ltr GUIII also the fuel consumption fell by just over a litre per 100 with smoother engine response which was kind of handy when overtaking or trying to climb the sand dunes down the coast (Robe). Fitted one to a Territory with a drop in fuel consumption of around 1 litre per/100 but acceleration is improved. I lined it up with friends Terry with me almost a body length in front in drag to 100km, without we were pretty much line ball. Now I'll fit one my to my wife's Hyndai Sonata CRDi. Will post an update after a couple thousand km. Get one you will not be disappointed. Improved power, decreased fuel consumption
Questions & Answers
Has anyone ever fitted hiclone to 09 Ford Territory petrol/injected gas with what results. Thanks
What happens to the air after it passes through this bit of bent tin at the start of the air intake? It goes through the throttle body and then into the intake manifold then through the inlet valve all of them are designed to control air flow into the motors combustion chamber so would make any swirl effect from the hyclone useless
lol, buy one, try it, don't like it then send it back. Don't make assumptions until you have given it a 'whirl'.... They work, and work well, they have for me across many different vehicles. That's an opinion based on FACT, not merely a perception. :)
LMAO assumptions and perceptions I in fact know how an engine works. How does the swirl effect from this thing still continue through the throttle body butterfly and intake runners? How does the swirl effect make it through a turbo? How does putting something like this in your intake not restrict air flow?
You were making a little sense there til you said turbo.
That’s on the wrong side of the engine for your argument.
Can these be fitted to 2012 v6 commodore. Would I notice any improvement in performance and fuel economy? I recently did a trip to Melbourne on the Hume Hwy and got 1000 ks to a tank.of fuel.
Thanks in advance
Yes, 1x or 2x can be installed with very good results.
For more info go to www.hicloneqld.com
Hi Ron, my friend had a couple fitted in Melb & had good results. He fitted one 1st because he was still a bit skeptical, but was surprised by towing & economy gain. From head offices in Melb & Perth they are $160 each incl gst + $12 del, I think shop in Cairns charges more $175 +$18 del. Contact Hiclone at Fuelsaver.com.au they have installers all over the country as well, some of these supply & install for $160 each
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