Words on modifying motor venicles to run on water are spreading very fast. We have heard of “Water Car”,”HHO Cars”, etc., with claims of sigmificant fuel efficiency are achievable by simply adding water. If these claims are real, motorists could expect extra several hundreds to thousands of dollars cash in their pockets. Advertisements on do-it-yourself manuals and kits costing less than 100 dollars are found everywhere. Let’s see whether “Running your car on water” is possible right now?, not in a decade or two, and at what cost?.
Water car, HHO car, etc., are simply cars modified to include special devices that turn water into HHO gas, sometimes called Brown’s Gas or Hydroxy. The gas does not actually drive the vehicle, but dramatically improves burning efficiency in the combustion chamber. HHO gas is produced by an electrolyzer, using electric current from the vehicle’s battery. The gas is then introduced to the combustion chamber through the intake manifold.
In normal situation, without this HHO gas, combustion is usually poor due to the oversized fuel droplets in the mixture. The efficiency of normal internal combustion engine in general is unsatisfactorily low and around 75-80% of gasoline converts to pollution and carbon deposit(unburned fuel), heat, vibration and noise- instead of forward motion.
With HHO gas introduced into the chamber, the oversized fuel droplets are splitted or cut into smaller ones by the very tiny Hydrogen, which also attach itself to the finer droplets. The resulting very fine hydrogen-enhanced mixture is burned much more thoroughly. This more complete combustion results in lowered emission and improved mileage. HHO gas is said to be about 3 times more potent than gasoline of equal weight.
Do-It-Yourself conversion manuals are available online for around $50 to $100 only. The major vendors are Water4Gas.com, RunYourCarwithWater.com, Burn-Water.net and DriveWater.com. It should be noted that, though the manuals do not include parts needed for the system, they usually show you how to make or where to buy the required parts. These parts are
normally available quite cheaply at your local hardware store and total cost should be less than $200. The modification could readily be carried out by yourself, following the detailed blueprint given in the manual. If you choose to get your mechanic do it for you, it should only take him or her less than an hour. Once assembled, you are now ready to run your car on gas and save on fuel, as well as being a part in reducing pollution and global warming.