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aircell intake spacer - really works?

I found at Iowa 80 truckstop - FuelSaving thing named as AirCell Intake Spacer. Looks like it is doing something to the air as a Turbo300D does to the fuel. Anybody had a chance to try it out on his Rig?

Fuel saving GUARRANTEED.

Worth to buy it ?

http://www.aircellfleet.com/

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they used to sell a similar thing for cars on late night TV...if it really did work, would have been on 60 minutes, not a 330am infomercial

it disrupts/cyclones the airflow right? BEFORE the turbo? i can't see how this would do anything except lighten your wallet

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I'm with Jaime on this one. I think it will lighten your wallet as well

Bruce Mallinson from Pittsburgh power tried doing things with the intake before. He was thinking that if the ported and jet hot coated exhaust manifold would work why not try the intake. So they polished the inside of the intake. It actually screwed up the air flow and hindered performance.

So all in all I don't think it will work.

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I tried the AirCell and lost 2 tenths. It is a nice piece of high quality aluminum, if you are looking for an expensive paper weight.

If you want to get more air into your engine, get a Fleet Air Filter. Then talk to Pittsburgh Power about other turbo options.

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So, this thing were out there for awhile. I've installed Turbo3000D three years ago and all I've noticed that the idle being smoother from very first time and much better fuel economy on the flat roads. Already have FleetAir-Filter. Washed it three days ago very first time. Throttle response is quite better and turbo boost jumped from 30psi to 35psi at times. Also High-Flow muffler. But was wondering about this AirCell and it's sounds like waste of money. Thanks for all the answers! Not gonna buy it.

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The AirCell is installed "after" the turbo, directly in the intake manifold, I installed it but also installed other options, FASS, etc, I can't relate any fuel savings but a friend with a 600 C-16 cat said he got 3%. I have no figures to prove that. I do agree with "TALK TO PITTSBURGH POWER", Bruce is probably the most knowledgeable person on Diesel Engines. I would install it and test, if no improvement, SEND IT BACK FOR REFUND!

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I have a 600hp C-16 also.

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I bought it about 2 years ago, and have been putting it on and taking it off about a month at a time ever since. Like the other answer said, its a nice piece of aluminum. I have never seen a difference of any type, fuel economy or other. Unlike the turbo 3000D, which I have never seen a fuel increase but when its on, the truck idles smoother, so I guess its doing something.

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I have never noticed any gains or drops on my big trucks. 2 detroit, 1 cat, 1 mercedes. But on my f350 and durmax it helped low end power a lot. @ over $4.00 I'll try $150.00 to see.

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It is possible to increase horsepower at a certain RPM on a performance gasoline motor (yamaha r-1) by changing the length of the intake tube. However, you can only optimize for one RPM. Yamaha added an electric servo to lengthen the intake tube as RPM went up. The system was plagued with problems. I doubt these work on diesel engine, and even if they did, it would be for only 1 rpm which is unknown

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Had one given to me to try,can't say it made any difference,free was the only price that makes sence.

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