Cool Invention Uses Mountain Dew for Fuel [Video]

Submitted by: fundumper 7 years ago in Science

A New Mexico man has developed a device that helps engines run on soda, including the highly-caffeinated Mountain Dew.
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Male 10
Auburnjunky, btw you hope you know monster is above red bull there is so much more powerful stuff then that like the (Cocain) drink that was banned supposely if you drank 2 in a day you died. so if you are going to say crap to someone make sure you put all the stuff above red bull.
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Male 10,339
You fail SuperSmash!

Red Bull (8.2 oz) 80.0
Jolt 71.2
Pepsi One 55.5
Mountain Dew 55.0
Mountain Dew Code Red 55.0
Diet Mountain Dew 55.0
Kick Citrus 54.0
Mellow Yellow 52.8
Surge 51.0
Tab 46.8
Diet Coke 45.6
Shasta Cola 44.4
Shasta Cherry Cola 44.4
Shasta Diet Cola 44.4
RC Cola 43.0
Diet RC 43.0
Dr. Pepper 41.0
Diet Dr. Pepper 41.0
Diet Sunkist Orange 41.0
Mr. Pibb 40.0
Sugar-Free Mr. Pibb 40.0
Red Flash 40.0
Sunkist Orange 40.0
Slim-Fast Cappuccino Delight Shake 40.0
Ruby Red 39.0
Storm 38.0
Big Red 38.0
Pepsi-Cola 37.5
Pepsi Twist 37.5
Diet Pepsi Jazz 37.5
Diet Pepsi 36.0
Wild Cherry Pepsi 38.0
Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi 36.0
Diet Pepsi Twist 36.0
Aspen 36.0
Coca-Cola Classic 34.0
Cherry Coke 34.0
Lemon Coke 34.0
Vanilla Coke 34.0
Diet Cherry Coke 34.0
Snapple Flavored Teas (Reg. or Diet) 3

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Male 220
I dratEN LOVE MOUNTAIN DEEEEWWW
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Male 3,756
Did you know that regular ol` Coca-Cola has more caffeine than Mt. Dew?
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Male 2,172
Wait... are they saying that a guy developed a device that helps engines run on piss?

I think they did say that.

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Male 721
i bet that this mountain dew crap you drink wouldnt run a car half as far as petrol would
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Male 721
OR the cheaper way is to filter vegetable oil and put it straight into a disel fuel tank... fast food places would pay you to take their old stuff away, or just take it free. and it works but at 80^ efficiency
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Male 374
pretty cool idea.
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Male 7,378
Why Mountain Dew? Couldn`t a Shasta knock-off run this thing for 1/2 the price?
I remember seeing a perpetual motor run by regular magnets. It was going to change the world. Possibilities were endless and it was all BS. Then there was the washing machine that would use sound to remove dirt. Was going to revolutionize laundry by eliminating soapy waste water. All BS never happened... Welcome to the possibilities of BS.
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Male 12,365
jar-head:

25-30% is the efficiency for the engine, not the efficiency of fuel use. Most of the waste is heat and friction, neither of which can be avoided by adding flavoured water to the fuel mix. That will only reduce the efficiency.

ICEs are still the most efficient form of engine currently available, which is why they`re still almost always used.

Electric motors would be more efficient if electricity could be supplied to the car more efficiently, but it can`t. Not yet.

Rather strangely, termites might provide the answer to that problem.

A termite`s digestive system produces hydrogen as a waste product from eating woody stuff. It does so quite efficiently, hugely more efficiently than electrolysis of water does. Detailed understanding of how it does so might lead to industrial scale bioreactors making hydrogen from wood, which might make hydrogen viable as a fuel (it isn`t now, not even close to it).

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Male 12,365
Why do people believe this sort of stuff? If it worked, everyone would be using it.

Modern ICEs are very efficient, despite people making up low figures. There is so much money involved that engine manufacturers and car companies couldn`t possibly get away with deliberately making engines far less efficient and selling cars with those engines.

Say, for example, Ford brought out a car that cost the same as cars from rival companies, had the same performance as them and used half as much fuel. How many people would buy the other cars? Ford would dominate the market immediately and make a vast profit.

If they didn`t, some other company would. Does anyone really believe that every car company in the world is conspiring to massively reduce fuel efficiency? What about every major company in the world? Any major company would consider going into the car market if they had a Secret Invention that they could use to make cars twice as good as those from other companies.

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Male 596
Engines only take in 25-30% of the actually Fuel. the rest is emissions, pollutants, This man just made a Booster you attach to an engine to service the other percentages higher...that`s one mighty curve that took only 100 years to produce...
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Male 1,627
HHO as a fuel is better
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Male 2,553
Pretty cool. There are solutions, if you`ll just start looking. Though this may not be the best one around...
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Male 4,393
lol tritoch XP
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Male 1,375
There is always the off-brand Mountain Dew that`s only like $0.50 for a 3 liter and yes the off-brands always come in 3 liters ;-)
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Male 2,388
"After this was shown on TV, two men in black suits with a logo of oil on their jacket went to Paul`s house and destroyed his machine." not only that but allegations poepped up of the succesful nuclear fussion twests being destroyed and scientists dissapear president Obama had tthis to say "i am sure the oil companys are doing their best to find alternative energy *wink* and that they do not threaten peoples lives to keep them silent *wink* there is nothing going on *wink double blink wink*"
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Male 233
well, does it have to be like... pepsi brand? or even coke brand? Faygo up here can get to be like, $1 a two liter
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Male 15
After this was shown on TV, two men in black suits with a logo of oil on their jacket went to Paul`s house and destroyed his machine.
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Male 7
Because a gallon of Mountain Dew is so much cheaper than a gallon of gasoline.
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Male 187
YUP BECAUSE IT DOESNT RELEASE POLLUTION!!!
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Male 33
Falcore,

It may be the same price, but I doubt there would be wars in the name of mountain dew. And wouldn`t it be nice to run out of gas and just drop your big gulp in your tank? Nice

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Male 138
I can`t believe they aren`t hopping on some crazy cross promotion Mountain Dew Game Fuel/Car Fuel.
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Male 182
WOW!!!! ALTERNATIVE FUEL THAT COST THE SAME AS GAS!!!!!!!! WE`RE SAVED!!!!!!
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Male 200
Link: Cool Invention Uses Mountain Dew for Fuel [Video] [Rate Link] - A New Mexico man has developed a device that helps engines run on soda, including the highly-caffeinated Mountain Dew.
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