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For years now, I have wondered where and when the next Edison with a bright idea will appear and invent a "lean, green, driving machine". I have finally found such a man. He lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and his name is Robert Krupa.
We have all heard the saying, "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is". The amazing new spark plug designed by Mr Krupa, which he named "FireStorm", is the exception to this rule.
I know that when it comes to buying spark plugs, they are all basically the same except for the price. So, why make a big deal about another new spark plug?
First, let's look at what Krupa's FireStorm spark plugs give an internal combustion engine:
• More horsepower;
• 44–50% increase in mpg;
• Dramatic decrease in emissions.
Second, let's see what FireStorm plugs eliminate:
• Smog pump;
• Catalytic converter;
• Radio frequency interference (RFI) and the use of resistors in the centre electrode;
• Gap growth;
• Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems;
• Misfire/hesitation/detonation/stutter and stumble.
Nexus Magazine Article
Originally posted by warpboost
and the work of Robert Krupa and his firestorm sparkplug invention/technology
[edit on 17-11-2005 by warpboost]
Originally posted by IXRAZORXI321
splitfires are only good on 2 stoke engines if your fouling plugs. I have an old boat that fouled plugs all the time. I put in splitfires and it never happened again.
posted on 16-9-2005 at 03:36 PM
Um... no. Just no. There is no way that a spark plug can eliminate a catalytic converter. A catalytic converter's job is to turn CO (carbon Monoxide-Poison) in into CO2 (Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse Gas). CO results from not enough oxygen to create CO2 causing an incomplete combustion and creating a CO molecule. The trick, therefore, is to allow 2 times more oxygen than carbon within the piston chamber. However this also creates a loss in horsepower (more oxygen to help burn=less gasoline to actually burn) so therefore a catalytic converter helps your horsepower more than hurts it.
More horsepower and increase in mpg are also, therefore, lies.
Originally posted by Desert Dawg
This is an old one, but I note that it's only animation and not what really happens.
Once the first arc jumps to ground - and that ground being the one that requires the lowest voltage - it's not gonna jump anywhere else.
These Snake Oil spark plugs have been proven time and again to not show any gains in horsepower or mileage....
Originally posted by df1
Are the benefits claimed by the firestorm sparkplug possible or is it just another scam? I can understand what the inventor doing, but it is unclear to me whether it is possible to deliver the claimed benefits. Perhaps some ATS members with an engineering can shed some light.
Originally posted by lpbman
Ok so car companies like GM, who are doing everything under the sun to distance themselves from products like the Hummer with their non-stop flex fuel, Volt, etc... commercials are presented with a wonderplug that solves billions of dollars of engine development challenges for them and they say no. That tells me everything I need to know about these plugs.