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Originally posted by paranormal78
reply to post by autowrench
i hear that autowrench!i have been reading about how America is raising gas prices to $5.40 a gallon!this really sucks.this HHO system would be very useful to people who drive large vehicles like trucks and heavy cars or any car that runs on an internal combustion engine.HHO converters looks like a great money saver.
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
The theory would be to separate the Hydrogen molecules from Oxygen (H2O) and burn the hydrogen but the only proven principle for using water to run a car at this point in time is the old fashioned steam engine,. Boil the water to produce steam and use the steam to power your car.
The space shuttle does indeed carry oxygen, but it's not used as fuel. It's used as an oxidizer to burn the hydrogen fuel:
Originally posted by autowrench
Friend, Hydrogen alone will run a normally aspirated engine, provided it is at the correct fuel pressure. Oxygen will also run an engine, but Oxygen burns way to hot, it would melt spark plugs, or worse, pistons. This is the very fuel the Shuttle runs on.
So you could say it's running off of water that's been split apart, though converting the hydrogen and oxygen to liquid form isn't something I see most car experimenters doing, they use the gaseous forms.
"A Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) is the component of the Space Shuttle launch vehicle that contains the liquid hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen oxidizer. ..."