First the good. I towed Dad's car back from Kansas (690 miles) and got 16 mpg towing 65 mph. I thought that was terrific. The bad, we had to take Dad's car because he could no longer tell which pedal he was stepping on. Our society is not made for people without wheels.
The very ugly. The WI system did not work.
That is not to say it did not stop smoking, it did not ever work for any length of time. I had a single stretch of 88 miles that I got it to work by hot wiring it and bypassing the switches. While in Kansas, I found two bad connections and corrected that but it still did not work. I finally had to drain the bottle in Iowa because I was heading into cold weather and did not want to take the chance it would freeze. If you want to know my true feelings about this think bomb squad or artillery or some other appropriate method of blowing it up.
Yesterday, I removed the whole works from the truck. I have it set up so that I can run it off of a battery in the refinery while I work on other projects. I'm going to run at least 10 gallons of water through the system before it goes back in the truck.
Causes for failure? 1) poor electrical connections or weak power source or ground 2) equipment failure 3) ????? I will continue to pursue this because as little as I was able to get it to work at home it did seem to stop smoking.
I started with a dirty engine because I wanted to test the ability of the WI to clean the engine up. While driving, my LED indicator light was on and I thought it was working until I stopped and checked the system and it had used no water. At that point, the truck was rapidly turning into a mosquito fogger and I had to start adding D2 to clean it up. I used about 50/50 for the trip. I had hoped to clean up the engine and use 100% W80.
Back to the drawing board.