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Diesel internal combustion engine converted to hydrogen?

  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1
    Okay, so i've found this site (http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/feb2/carplans_doc.htm) and it claims to have a reliable method to convert a diesel engine to run off of hydrogen. Now, my question is is this actually feasible in the method they've described? I've asked two other sources and so far they say that it isn't. If you have the time to read through it and come to a conclusion, that would be great, but if you don't have the time please don't just skim through it. Thank you for any of your help!
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2010 #2
    Forget it. This is a free energy (perpetual motion) scam. You will never get more energy out than you put in, especially with an internal combustion engine.

    Bob S
     
  4. Mar 10, 2010 #3

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    hi bennis. A careful read through isn't required. This topic has been brought up dozens of times here so you may want to search on perpetual motion machines. Hopefully they're all locked because it's utterly hopeless to produce such a machine. Generally they're just rip-offs. Don't waste your time with perpetual motion machines, they don't work.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 #4
    This isn't a perpetual motion machine though, it quite plainly requires input electricity from the battery to produce hydrogen and then uses the hydrogen as a fuel source. The part that i think may not work is using the hydrogen gas in the modified engine.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2010 #5

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    bennis, this is straight off the web page:
    That's called "perpetual motion"... (got ya on the hook, don't they?) ;)
     
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