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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 7:11:21 PM

Ethos Fuel Enhancer is a current advertiser (theGasSecret.com), do you think that Ethos is an acceptable advertiser on GasBuddy?
Yes
No
Not sure/Don't Know

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2008 10:43:59 AM

I'm skeptical on using products that are advertized as saving money at the pump.
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stevieroy
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2008 12:30:48 PM

After seeing this poll question, I have 2 thoughts.

1. I guess ads are ads and revenue. I would put a significantly sized disclaimer on this product. Do the same for any other product claiming to enhance performance, mileage, horsepower etc.

2. Having lived in California for a long time (74-87) and having read the Ethos materials I can assure you I did NOT get better mileage on my cars in general. I moved there with a Datsun that I still owned when I left. Got the same mileage in 1974 in CA as in 1973 in NM and the same (or worse) in CA in 1985!

Don't get the essence of the claim by Ethos. Smog is better but mileage and engine lifetime/performance is either the same or worse in my experience. I'm not buying.
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cheeky17
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 9:46:53 PM

I purchased 1 gallon of this product and have not seen any change in MPG. I am holding out hope that it will work. But 3 fill ups in one car and 2 in the other and no noticable increase in MPG
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tbone2u2000
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 8:42:23 AM

Unless it is actually proven then no
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bobdec
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2008 1:42:50 PM

No!!! No product should be on this site that is not proven to be solid or reliable, and there are too many reports that this product does not qualify

[Edited by: bobdec at 6/8/2008 4:43:27 PM EST]
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arneyj
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2008 9:34:35 PM

ABC highlighted this product as one that is proven not effective. It was on their show 5/4/08 and all over the internet 6/5/08. Watch, read and you will see it is mostly hype and sales pitches with claims that can not be verified.
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SJAP
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2008 6:01:51 PM

I have been doing some research on the product and although it says on the Gas Buddy it is really great and all, several of the articles I have been reading say there is no difference, than with Gas Treatment or Fuel Injection Cleaner; so it does make you wonder if all the advertising is just advertising. I always put Dry Gas, Gas Treatment or Fuel Injection Cleaner in every other tank of gas, especially if I'm traveling. In the city, I do not drive, I walk, take the bus or train. If I drive the car, I have to be going at least 20+ miles which would normally mean that I would have to take 3+ buses to get where I'm going. If we all would try to use public transportation, when you have it, instead of taking a car, I think it would be less fuel used, so there would be less profits for the oil companies. Maybe if we could get the airlines, and everyone to stop using their vehicles for about a week, things would change. You and I know there is plenty of gas around, the oil companies are just stuffing their pockets, while the public is getting poorer. To me I believe the gas companies should have some regulations on the what they can charge for gas, and what they cannot charge for gas. It the gas companies were put under stricter supervisor, we would not be in this situation today. I call it GREED the rich are getting richer and poor and middle class are getting poorer.
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Giteup
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2008 2:49:26 PM

No I don't think it ethical for gasbuddy to promote unproven product that they would not use unless they get it for free for adv. Like I said it is just not right for GasBuddy
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tooly1965
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Message Posted: May 25, 2008 1:19:48 PM

sounds to me that it doesnt work nor do they stand behind their product like they say they do, i will vote to get them off this site, if it did work or a product like it that does work put it on here, but if it hasnt been proven to work with outside testing, i have a product that does this plus for only $9.95/gallon for a free jug call,1-800-dial a dummy, there are some good products on the market that might help people maintain the mileage they are getting in conjunction with good driving habits(proper maint. to vehicle,tire psi,etc)which you can find on this site, whew and to think i almost ordered this product lol
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Panama19
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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 9:14:55 PM

Yes
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angelnstix
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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 6:29:23 PM

It's an advertisement to help pay Gas Buddys bills, I say leave it. I am and I bet many others know an advertisement when we see one. The gullible ppl or ppl with too much money in their wallets can try it out, I for one will save my moooooolah! LOL
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 21, 2008 7:02:06 AM

Not sure/Don't Know
Fuel enhancers are generally snake oil. Unless their claims and be verified by a third party expert I would vote no.
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10pennypincher
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Message Posted: May 21, 2008 6:22:18 AM

I think any product that will enhance fuel economy or performance belongs on this site.
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Lilboyblue
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Message Posted: May 17, 2008 3:01:53 AM

I think that it cheapens gasbuddy to allow advertizing by Ethos. It's a shame that people are trying it because they saw it on gasbuddy and thinking that gives it some credibility.
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996TT
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Message Posted: May 16, 2008 7:48:35 PM

Ethos does not work...Save your money....If you've already purchased, the only way to get your money back is to call your credit card company and dispute the charge (because the product wasn't as advertised) and they will issue you a credit....Then they'll take it up with Ethos (where I'm guessing they just ignore the emails and take the chargebacks as a cost of doing business)....

The company WILL LIE TO YOU about sending you a refund, but they never do, so don't wait for their refund to NEVER show up, use your credit card billing rights and make the credit card company earn some of their fees as well..
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cls72461
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Message Posted: May 16, 2008 7:08:51 PM

As of today May 16th I did get a refund, not double your money as stated, but just getting my money back was a start. I finally got a response from some dude that stated they dont sell to the public just wholesalers.
Ok this is all BS again. I may be one of the lucky ones, but hopefully someone will ready this forum before they purchase any ETHOS PERIOD.
If I had read it I would not have purchased.

BUYERS BEWARE OF THIS. IT DONT WORK.
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mjp179
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Message Posted: May 15, 2008 8:17:34 PM

Well, I did get a reply......
a form letter that did not answer any of my questions,
it just referred me back to their websites.........
WHERE THERE ARE NO VERIFIABLE FACTS.......

When someone avoids answering your questions,
you've got to believe that they don't want you to get the real answers.

If it sounds like SNAKE OIL, and it looks like SNAKE OIL,
then it must be _____ ___
I'll let you figure out how to fill in the blanks.---------My Reply to them--------
David Solomon, Ethos Customer Experience Agent

Your form letter reply referred me to your "Frequently Asked Questions database".
Unfortunately it only contains marketing blather and testimonials,
NOT references to known, respected, independent testing companies' results and the specifics of their trials.

I can only presume from your response:
that no reliable trials have been conducted on your product, OR
that no reliable trials have been conducted on your product that yielded positive results.---------Your Reply------------
From: "Customer Support" <ethossupport1@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: the Gas Secret independent test results?
Date: May 15, 2008 5:43:27 PM EDT

Dear Customer,Thank you for coming to our web-site, and reading about Ethos. I am here to
help you with anything you need or would like to find out about the product.

I have reviewed your question and have noticed that it's already in our
Frequently Asked Questions database. You can find out the answer, and
probably get answers to a lot more similar questions right here:

http://www.thegassecret.com/faq.html

Also - if you would like a general description of the product, how it works,
read our sales page completely here:

http://www.theGasSecret.com/index.html

www.ethosfr.com

If you've got any more questions, please let me know - I will do my very
best to help you. Thank youSincerely,

David Solomon
Customer Experience Agent
www.theGasSecret.com
Ethos FR Online Team

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:15 AM
To: support@theGasSecret.com
Subject: the Gas Secret independent test results?

Gas Secret,

What known, respected, independent testing companies,
such as Consumers Reports or Motor Trend,
have tried your product?

How many vehicles?
what year, make and model of vehicles?
over what periods of time?
what controls were used?
for how many miles?
how many gallons?
how many quarts of oil?
what were the before results?
what were the after results?

What happens if you stop using your product?

Where are the results available to the public?

Thanks,

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cls72461
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Message Posted: May 14, 2008 5:40:33 PM

Yep it messed up my beer pocket too. These people are jerks. They lie and then tell another lie to cover up that lie, and on top of that, they have the nerve to tell you that you didnt use the product correctly. The best part is that I actually had someone from the gas buddy contact me and yet this issue is still not resolved. This is all BS. So anyone that is wanting to try this stuff, save your money. I have gone back to using Lucas and my milage has picked back up. As another one posted in here, I dont have a lead foot, I am an older driver that is very conservative with my driving. I drive a new JGC. Before I started using the grap I was averaging around 20 to 21 MPG. After using the grap I dropped to 18 and sometimes 19. I tried everything and nothing helped till I ran all the gas out and started with a fresh tank with Lucas.
I dont know how this web site and continue to back such a product that don't work, and then the people lie to you on top of that. I have sent emails after emails to different ones and no reply, and then the replies you get are lies. I am now trying to get my credit card company involved. I am still waiting on that reply.
Bottom line if it sounds to good to be true, it is too good to be true and stay away. It's not worth the headache that you go through.
ETHOS IS NOT WORTH 1 CENT. BEWARE DON'T PURCHASE........
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JIM33
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Message Posted: May 14, 2008 1:25:12 PM

Me and my old dog Homer tried one of these great gas savers that would amaze us how much gas we could save.Well sir all it did was mess up our beer money budget for 3 months.They missed us down at the "knock Down drag Out Saloon".NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!
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mjp179
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Message Posted: May 12, 2008 3:48:44 PM

OOPS!
I did make a math error,
(I figured 1 ounce per gallon, instead of 1 ounce per 10 gallons)
what I should have said is:

Ethos Fuel Enhancer http://theGasSecret.com says:
-The average fuel savings people get with Ethos are between 7% to 19%
-You will need 1 ounce per quart of oil, 5 to 6 ounces [per oil change]
-An ounce of Ethos treats about 10 gallons of gas.
-Free Shipping on orders of three bottles or more.

IF: you drive 1000 miles per month, get 20 miles per gallon, your car holds 6 quarts of oil (pan and filter) and change your oil every 3000 miles or 3 months:

THEN: you will use 150 gallons of gas and 6 quarts of oil every 3 months, requiring 21 ounces (1 5/16 16 ounce bottles).

COST:
They are currently selling 2 bottles for $53.95 (previously $69.50), at this price 1 5/16 bottles would cost $35.40.

SAVINGS?:
150 gallons of gas at $3.75 per gallon costs $562.50,
a 7% to 19% savings would be $39.38 to $106.88,
$35.40 for a product to possibly save $39.38 to $106.88 on gas,
netting between $3.98 and $71.48 every 3 months?

Company reliability?:
I don't know......their website claims:
-"double your money back guarantee - lifetime guarantee", several posters say they haven't gotten their refunds when the product didn't work for them,
-"$100 In Free Gas With Any Ethos Purchase" at least one poster says he hasn't gotten the first of the four $25 free gas one per month coupons they are offering as an added incentive to try their product.

CONCLUSION:
I don't know if this is the first ever fuel additive that really does work.
However, I wouldn't use this or any product until it has been tested by a known, honest, and independent researcher, such as Comsumer Reports and Motor Trend for at least a year in at least 100 vehicles.
It does sound too good to be true, which usually means just that, but I'm open minded to considering reliable evidence.

I would recommend that Gas Buddy wait until there are reliable, independent results for Ethos, before accepting their advertisements.I did just email them over 30 minutes ago at <support@theGasSecret.com>
and so far haven't gotten a bounce notice.
If they do respond I'll post their response.

I asked:
What known, respected, independent testing companies,
such as Consumers Reports or Motor Trend,
have tried your product?

How many vehicles?
what year, make and model of vehicles?
over what periods of time?
what controls were used?
for how many miles?
how many gallons?
how many quarts of oil?
what were the before results?
what were the after results?

What happens if you stop using your product?

Where are the results available to the public?
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mjp179
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Message Posted: May 11, 2008 9:22:57 AM

Ethos Fuel Enhancer http://theGasSecret.com says:
-The average fuel savings people get with Ethos are between 7% to 19%
-You will need 1 ounce per quart of oil, 5 to 6 ounces [per oil change]
-An ounce of Ethos treats about 10 gallons of gas.
-Free Shipping on orders of three bottles or more.

IF you drive 1000 miles per month, get 20 miles per gallon, your car holds 6 quarts of oil (pan and filter) and change your oil every 3000 miles or 3 months:

THEN: you will use 150 gallons of gas and 6 quarts of oil every 3 months, requiring 156 ounces (9.75 16 ounce bottles).

COST:
They are currently selling 6 bottles for $159.95 (previously $209.50), at this price 9.75 bottles would cost $259.92.

SAVINGS?:
150 gallons of gas at $3.75 per gallon costs $562.50,
a 7% to 19% savings would be $39.38 to $106.88,

Why would I want to pay $259.92 to "save" $39.38 to $106.88, that would be throwing away $220.54 to $153.04 every 3 months!

Unless I made a math error, their figures demonstrate that their product is a waste.

It is unethical for GasBuddy to continue to take their money to advertise a rip-off!
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dtrolinger
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Message Posted: May 7, 2008 8:05:28 PM

DO WE HAVE ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT???
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dtrolinger
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Message Posted: May 7, 2008 8:03:44 PM

Ok here goes, Im sorry to say, YES I BOUGHT INTO THIS THING.. hoping HOPING that it MIGHT work.. but I read the instructions to the letter and did everything that they asked me to do... I kept records of my gas milage and all of that...they said to give them 30 days to begin to see an improvement... well 30 days has come and gone... and IM YET TO SEE ANYTHING HAPPEN TO MY MILAGE. Im no teenager, I dont have a heavy foot on the accelerator, my car is a 4 cyl standard 5 speed compact SUV that is a 1998 Kia Sportage.. most of my driving is highway driving to and from work.. I wrote them asking for a refund.. their reply was " they were surprised to hear that anyone were to ask for their money back" WHATEVER MAN!! Its a SCAM.. Get rid of them.. Everyone that I have spoken to has said the same darn thing... they are a rip-off... we do not need them, they are a bad reflection on us.. PLEASE GET THEM OFF THE WEBSITE... Thanks for your time. David Trolinger.
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d2lollipop
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Message Posted: May 5, 2008 6:01:09 PM

GasBuddy has proved itself to me to this point. I would like to see independent tests run on this particular product to see if it does what it claims to do. I would hate to see GasBuddy's reputation ruined by a product that didn't live up to its hype.
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WWUvikings
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Message Posted: May 5, 2008 11:18:40 AM

Buying this would be something like buying a weight loss product that works without diet and exercise...
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mikespipe
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Message Posted: May 5, 2008 4:56:09 AM

I am troubled by the fact that I have seen no reliable data that it works and when I considered it as a product my research showed that it did not live up to its claims.I don't think gasbuddy should promote dubious products. if gasbuddy can test it or get a test kit to say 100 members that, then report thier results then I would be fine with it. I would prefer that gasbuddy had adds from products that truly benefitted people tring to save money on gas and would recomend actively seeking them out. Ie hybrid , high milage vehicles , oil change places , service stations and other automotive pruducts that would be apropriate for an automotive site.
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fotomanOH
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Message Posted: May 4, 2008 3:35:59 PM

Tried it, on my second bottle.Guess there is a sucker born every min.
Have a 07 pacifica getting 14mpg tried ethos started getting 11=12 mpg.
Hey people save your money, the junk does not work. Try to get a refund
thats also a joke.
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Paul_in_VT
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Message Posted: May 4, 2008 1:15:01 PM

So long as an ad is truthful and not MISLEADING I am fine with it. However, I am always skeptical of claims such as "...UP TO 19% improvement." Improvement of 0.1% meets this claim!
Most people are attuned to inflated claims. I'm pretty sure this one is in this category.
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USAFA82
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Message Posted: May 4, 2008 7:08:20 AM

I don't know that the product works. I've yet to run into someone that uses it.
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Philmar
Sophomore Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 5:53:17 PM

Not sure/Don't Know
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Pede
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 10:33:29 AM

I feel that most of the alcohol base fuel additives are just a trade off of the cost for food items and only makes the economic problem worse, because it is now a new excuse to raise the food prices.
This whole economic thing is just a way of taking more of our hard earned money.
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bicycler
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Message Posted: May 2, 2008 9:43:37 AM

I agree completely witn "crbchevy93".
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autotopia
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Message Posted: May 2, 2008 6:32:29 AM

Snake oil is snake oil, people need to stop using a butt-dyno for results of a product. Basics add gas mileage - tire pressure, tune up/ filters, oil changes and driving habits. Those can gain economy, but if you practice those already then you are at your optimum.

[Edited by: autotopia at 5/2/2008 9:33:12 AM EST]
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crbchevy93
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2008 8:31:02 PM

Yes,I don't mind the ad you have to pay your bills some how.When you do have these adds do they work and would you stand buy a product you let advertise on your site?
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mov_n
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2008 2:12:14 PM

I love KenPone's comment! Never used it and wouldn't waste my time or money trying it. Remember the secret 100 mpg carbuerators?

[Edited by: mov_n at 4/30/2008 5:17:28 PM EST]
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cls72461
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2008 8:44:07 PM

Do Not Purchase ETHOS. It is a joke. It will not work. When you try to contact the company for a refund, you will get no where. Same your time and your money and just purchase B-12 or Acetone to put in your tank.
I have learned the hard way.
Just my 2 cents in on ETHOS.... A JOKE
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Dial_Tone
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2008 2:00:16 PM

I watched an episode of Mythbusters not long ago where they tested all sorts of ways to enhance mileage, to include additives for your fuel. Nothing worked.
Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nein.
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BetrMPG
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2008 7:44:34 PM

I have been using Ethos FR in my vehicles - Saab, Volvo, BMW, for about a year and a half. In all vehicles, I immediately experienced an improvement in fuel economy of around 9% on the average, and continue to enjoy excellent performance, and my oil stays clean SO much longer between changes. The product has over ten years of commercial use and volumes of documentation supporting its effectiveness in improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.
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GiddyUPCowboy
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2008 6:30:44 AM

Not sure they are actively involved with this community to advertise.
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saiku
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2008 10:55:51 AM

did any one try this product yet.
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tech_ed
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2008 12:53:05 PM

I just sent an email to the company and got the following bounce-back:
<info@theGasSecret.com>:
67.192.185.223 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.7.17)
Giving up on 67.192.185.223.

That should be all that's necessary...shady email addresses, means a fly-by-night company....any company that can't keep control of it's email system is not a company to do business with!
Ed
web/gadget guru
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tech_ed
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2008 10:41:01 AM

I went through the website for this product and I have to agree with a previous poster about their description of how the gas levels (octane rating) works...If they got that wrong, then in my opinion, the rest is wrong...
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zombie919
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2008 12:28:07 AM

Snake oil salesmen! here are some facts on Ethos FE http://www.fuelsaving.info/ethos.htm
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sUGAr_Dawg
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2008 7:55:44 AM

Probalby too good to be true. My Ex used to work for a fuel addivites company so he used the stuff in our cars. I just don't belive that it is worth the money and the expense to figure out if it really worked.

If they want the Gas Buddies to try it out for free and report back, send me samples. I'll try it.
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rwm1
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2008 11:10:51 PM

Most good mechanics will have you refrain from adding additives to the fuel. I don't add tried and true additives because I generally find they don't work. And I'm doubting this miracle stuff would work well. No, I don't think it should be advertised here. I thought this was a sight for serious minded people about fuels.
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jpd683
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2008 3:56:35 AM

I have been using this product since January and find it does add mileage to your vehicle. I have a 2007 Volvo CX 70 wagon The mileage on this for city is 18 and highway 25. I got 30 miles to the gallon going to Florida at speeds of 75 MPH. Driving around the city I increased from 17-18 to 23 miles per gallon. The catch is that you have to put 4 ounces in your motor oil. I still am in the process to see if the increased mileage is worth the cost of the product.
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piperreed
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2008 5:20:56 PM

I have done some research on similar items. They all seem to use big words and at the end there seems to be magic and Shazzam, fuel savings. If this company wishes to advertise maybe they should do some unbiased testing on some members of this board.

One I remember stated a 10% increase for $25.00 for 12 tablets. They did have someone testify they had an increase in gas mileage, but neglect to state that they also changed plugs, check tire inflation and changed air filter. All of which will increase mileage.
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wishkid
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 6:27:11 PM

This advertiser is probably selling useless junk. We definitely don't need spam ads on GB. IF testing is done and they have a good product then go ahead.
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KenPone
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2008 11:12:21 PM

I was convinced that this was crap when their ad stated that the difference between regualar, mid-grade, and premium was the amount of space between the hydrocarbon molecules in gasoline. Wrong-o!!!! The difference is the mixture of differently-sized hydrocarbon molecules. Since Ethos Fuel Enhancer claims that their product will increase the space between hydrocarbon molecules, maybe it will also increase the space between their buttcheeks so that they can stick all of their $27 per bottle crap in the appropriate location.

I voted no.
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sunbimr
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2008 4:23:55 PM

Certainly seems too good to be true.

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MPG Lover
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2008 2:42:08 PM

The good news is YOU'RE ASKING!

I bought some, but the jury is still out. Still waiting for my 1st $25 gas card too; that came w buying 3 at once. We'll see.

But, again, I'm glad you're asking so if they are dirtbags, we could at least say so; but so far I don't know; and sounds like a lot of people are in that same boat.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2008 4:44:55 AM

I thought the ad was good enough to purchase the product and test it. I have used it for only two weeks, so I don't have anything to report. But, a small decrease in fuel economy, which they said is due to the computer controlled fuel system. I've been disconnecting my battery each time I put Ethos in my tank to "reset" the fuel system computer, but have not seen the advertised increase yet. I do understand that it takes a few weeks for the car to adjust to the product. I have 11 weeks of data on my car before, and I'll report back after 11 weeks after trying the product to tell you all if it worked for me.
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