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Hydrogen Conversions

Posted or updated 11.09.08 by Chuck Russell

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Hydrogen Generators are often called convertors, and have been around for many years. They use water and electrolysis to separate the hydrogen and oxygen. I will be blogging my experiences with two vehicles. Vehicle number one is a small car, 1998 Saturn SL1 with a 1.9 liter engine. It has been running as a hybrid on hydrogen made from water, and gasoline for 4 months now. The other vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Tundra Double cab with a 5.7 liter engine which I have just started converting. This conversion is on going.

The first time I became interested in Hydrogen as a fuel source was when oil prices shot up to near $150 a barrel, and gasoline cost $4 a gallon. This 1998 Saturn SL1 was in good shape, driven by my wife and with low miles. The car was not worth a great deal of money, and it was the perfect size to test with. It is light weight, and has a polymer body and small engine.

I will start with this Saturn SL1. It has been a learning experience, but also a pleasant surprise. I hope it may benefit others who are considering this technology. My successes and failures will hopefully shorten the learning curve.

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