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    Default those electric turbo scams

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    anyone that would fall for these gizmos has no concept of mechanics or physics, but read thru the link for some giggles at the expence of anyone thats so totally clueless, as to buy one!
    but want to try one anyway
    save 90%
    youll still be throwing your cash away but hey, its YOUR MONEY!
    Attwood Turbo 4000 Blower
    " IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"

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    Whassa' problem with bilge blowers for boats?

    Beats fumes anna boat going BOOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyvette View Post
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    anyone that would fall for these gizmos has no concept of mechanics or physics, but read thru the link for some giggles at the expence of anyone thats so totally clueless, as to buy one!
    but want to try one anyway
    save 90%
    you'll still be throwing your cash away but hey, its YOUR MONEY!
    Attwood Turbo 4000 Blower
    that Attwood turbo 4000 blower is a Boat Fan that blows fumes out of the Engine Compartment of a boat

    this is what you were talking about...This is a JOKE Compared to the one i found on Ebay

    this thing is a scam

    It's $300 dollars ...The Unit consists of (2) PC fans in a plastic housing
    Cost:


    • $300

    When connected to power:


    • Tiny electric fans rotate at speed similar to PC-cooling fans, creating a faint breeze

    Reaction of all technical experts who examined the Twin Turbo Zet:


    • Extreme mirth



    And, just for your interest, here's a pic of the Twin Turbo Zet together with a normal 55mm electronics cooling fan.



    Here's that electric turbo you were probably warning us about....

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    OK, that's a scam, but I did send away for a set of their VortexGenerators.

    They didn't come with a box of nails to attatch them to the car?


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    wonder who will be the first to tell AAA towguy, sorry I left my electric turbo on and drained my battery .... that would be funny to see his reaction

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    Well, the bilge blower thing is not misrepresented. Someoone, who doesn't read very well, assumed it was a scam trying to misrepresent the device as an automoitive product.

    The other product is not really misrepresented either. If you actually read that site and the dyno data, you can see that they are advertising it in a reasonably straight-up manner in that they post dyno data showing clearly that the power increase is only modest at best and they say it's a lower cost alternative to superchargers and turbochargers.

    Is the marketing agressive, yes, but is it deceptive? I'm not so sure. It the product capable of a useful power increase? Marginal at best, but...there are a lot of aftermarket products like that.

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