HHO Tanker FAQ

Q:What comes with the HHO Tanker EXTREME?
A: With each HHO Tanker Extreme, you receive the follwoing items:
  • New HHO Tanker Extreme hard shell case which allows HHO Generators to be upgraded anytime with ease.
  • Nine Plate HHO generator which is already installed inside the tank
  • We must insist a professional automechanic install the HHO Generator EXTREME. They will know how to adjust your vehichle to increase your miles per gallon to a maximum, as well protect your engine and your vehicle.
Q:Can my car or truck run 100% off of hydrogen?
A: All of the cars and trucks on the road are build to use gasoline. We could run our cars probably on compressed hydrogen, but all the cars would need some type of modification. HHO technology will allow all cars on trucks to be hybird, getting better MPG and be a better green machine to our environment. If you want to run your car or truck off of pure hydrogen, then you will have to do engine work. But for now, HHO will allow everyone to increase their gas mileage thus saving everyone money and also less carbon in the air reducing the green house effect.

Q: How many amps is the HHO Tanker EXTREME rated?
A: The Tanker is rated at 20 amps. But we recommend you limit the tanker to 15 amps to keep the unit the coolest and generate the most hydrogen possible for 15amps. If you put too much baking soda into your tanker, your tanker will pull over 20 amps with ease and you may experience overheating. Please protect your tanker with an inline fuse going to the tanker.

Q:If I use a PWM, what settings do you recommend?
A: If you decide to use a PWM, set it so the tanker will will not pull more than 15 amps.

Q:Do I need a PWM( Pulse Width Modulator)?
A: No. Many installations have been installed without a PWM. If your mechanic installs a PWM to your tanker, make sure your mechanic installs a 20amp line fuse going to your tanker to protect against any excessive current that the PWM will allow the tanker to pull.

Q: Can I really increase my gas mileage with and HHO Generator?
A: YES! Please read the first page of our website at hhotube.com.  Also there is even a Ford Dealership in Monroe, LA that is currenly installing HHO Generators! Click here to see their video from Channel 5 news.

Q:The longer the hose,the further the gas has to travel right?

A: The vacuum in your car is very strong. It will suck the hydrogen gas so fast, whether the hose is 1 foot or 10 feet.

Q: How would I get power from my trunk?
A: To get power to your trunk, have your mechanic run wires directly to the trunk from the battery and connect a 40 amp relay, which is included in our HHO Tanker.

Q: What do I use for electrolytes?
A: We use backing soda. You can also try Hydrogen peroxide and even small amounts of amonia. Use two table spoons to start out with.  The more electrolyte, the more hydrogen will be generatered but you may heat the tanker so have your mechanic test and have him install more inline fuses to protect the tanker.

Q: After I purchase my HHO Tanker, when I can expect it to ship out?
A: We ususally ship out the very next day. If it takes more than one day to ship out we will notify you by phone and by email. We ship using UPS Ground.

Q: Can I install my own HHO Tanker?
A: Although you can install the HHO Tanker yourself if you are handing, we ALWAYS recommend a qualified auto mechanic to install HHO Tankers and any HHO Generator.

Q: Can my mechanic call you?
A: Sure he can. We will provide a free 15 minutes phone call of information to help your mechanic install the HHO Tanker.

Q: How does the O2 extender help me save gas?
A: The O2 extender may be necessary in vehicles 1995 and newer. The O2 extender lifts your O2 sensor higher off the manifold of your engine. What that does is allow the 02 sensor to read less air ( hydrogen and oxygen in the hho generator case) . When the computer reads less air, it means your vehicle needs more air, so it automatically reduces the gas needed by your vehicle, thus saving you gas instantly.

Q: How does a hydrogen generator work?
A: A container filled with water baking soda and a little bit of vinegar is electrified by a positive and negative charge. The charge creates a reaction that changes the water into hydrogen and oxygen, which is pulled into the engine through the vacuum port on the engine.

Q: Do you think adding a magnetic heat exchanger to the radiator hose (fuel heater) and some form of fuel reformulator in the gas tank will give me better results ?
A: The Magnetic Heat Exchanger, in today's vehicles are equipped with Frame Rail Temperature Sensors which actually sample the temperature and pressure of the fuel directly before it enters the fuel injectors, so the effects of heating the fuel would be quickly diminished as the cars computer would readjust and most likely add more fuel to compensate for the less density of the heated fuel. This may work on older vehicles with less sophisticated electronics, but not with either of the vehicles you mentioned. Also, it has been our experience that fuel additives and reformers do little or nothing to increase fuel economy. The U.S. Government performed a study on over 180 fuel additives on the market and found none to be effective at reducing fuel usage. When you have the unit installed by a knowledgeable mechanic he will need to determine what additional modifications you may need. Many vehicles seem to perform better with our cells with just O2 Extenders, while others require an EFIE and O2 Extenders both. Keep in mind the purpose of the EFIE is to lean or richen the fuel mixture via the onboard electronics and leaning out an engine too much can have disastrous effects. This is why we prefer to let the mechanic set the electronics with his diagnostic tool.

Q: Should I use distilled water?
A: You can used distilled water, pretty much any water. We do not recommend salt water, because of the salt and if you have salt water, you are making chlorine gas which is a big no no! In time all the impurities will burn out of the water and the baking soda with a little bit of pure ammonia will keep the water clean and running clean. We will put what we recommend everyone should put in when the TANKER Extreme goes on sale. You can purchase Oxygen extenders ,we sell them on our site as well and they raise the o2 sensors in your car, telling the computer there is not enough air, which also tells your computer to use less gas!! Pretty cool! The time it takes a mechanic to install the o2 extenders maybe about 15 min. But we recommend that your mechanic install the tanker first, to see if you even need the extenders. Remember, every car is different.

Q: How often do I have to fill my HHO Tanker EXTREME?
A: If you take a two month trip, you should not have to add water, just baking soda! Since every car is different and everyone drives different miles per day, we will ask everyone to monitor your HHO tank once a week just for the first month to see the water level. Obviously if you travel a lot, you may have to fill up the tanker with more water once a month.

Q: If I want to install my own O2 extenders, how can I do it?
  • 1. Remove the O2 sensor from the exhaust manifold, note if you have more than one O2 sensor you will need 1 extender for every O2 sensor that is before the Catalytic Converter.
  • 2. Install the O2 extender into the exhaust manifold.
  • 3. Re-install O2 sensor into the extender.

Q: What is an EFIE (Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer)device?
A: The EFIE's function is to correct the oxygen sensor's output to match the corresponding increase in efficiency caused by the combustion improvement. With the EFIE, the computer won'tfisht the fuel saver by adding extra fuel. Applying the EFIE by itself is not recommended. The EFIE should always be upplied in addition to a combustion enhancement device or method. Use of the EFIE without combustion enhancement could result in an overly lean mixture, increasing pollution and decreasing the life of the engine.

Q: Do I need an EFIE (Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer)device for my HHO generator?
A: You may want to purchase an EFIE, one that will control two 2 sensors, ( most EFIE devices only control one O2). Remember, any increased oxygen content in the exhaust is 'read' by the computer to be a (Llean mixture in the engine. The computer then adds extra fuel to bring the pollution back to 'normal'.

Q: What keeps the water from freezing in my trunk?
A: We are currently testing a certain type of HHO antifreeze that not only prevents water from freezing, but parts of this HHO antifreeze are also is made of up hydrogen so it will be a perfect fit for our HHO Tanker EXTREME. We will be selling it in about a month, as we are in our last stages of testing.

Q: When I turn on the ignition to my car will the tanker begin to produce the HHO gas? Also, what happens when I just turn the car on to only use the radio, with no intention on driving it?
A: Yes, when you turn on the ignition the HHO Generator will go to work and start producing HHO gas. You can also prevent this by having your auto mechanic install a switch that will turn your HHO generator on and off, so if you decide to listen to the radio you can manually turn your off your HHO generator.

Q: Can the HHO generator harm my engine?
A: NO!, The only way of damaging the engine would be from running it too lean or from hydrogen embrittlement. We would also state that even though many thousands of HHO cells have been installed around the world we have yet to hear of one case of engine damage from the hydrogen itself. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia :
" Tests have shown that aluminum and beryllium copper alloys are some of the least susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement along with few other metals. " So those with aluminum intakes and aluminum cylinder heads need not worry. Here's one more: " High-strength and low-alloy steels, nickel and titanium alloys are most susceptible. Steel with a ultimate tensile strength of less than 1000 MPa or hardness of less than 30 HRC are not generally considered susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. " Most engine blocks are made from " Grey Cast Iron " and wikipedia states the following, " Silicon is essential to making grey cast iron as opposed to white cast iron. When silicon is alloyed with ferrite and carbon in amounts of about 2 percent, the carbide of iron becomes unstable. Silicon causes the carbon to rapidly come out of solution as graphite, leaving a matrix of relatively pure, soft iron. " So it being a soft metal alloy makes it an unlikely candidate for embrittlement.

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