• Report: #10925

Complaint Review: Tornado , Cyclone Industries

  • Submitted: Tue, January 08, 2002
  • Updated: Wed, October 17, 2012

  • Reported By:ny ny
Tornado , Cyclone Industries
Tornadoair.com Nationwide U.S.A.

Tornado Cyclone Industries -Informercial - Tornado Fuel Saver...Not

*General Comment: I doubt these claims...

*Consumer Comment: Cyclone worked for me!

*Consumer Comment: Tornado Testing

*Consumer Comment: Tornado Testing

*Consumer Comment: Tornado Testing

*Consumer Comment: Tornado Testing

*Consumer Comment: Won't work ever

*Consumer Comment: Won't work ever

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Hi,
Got sick of watching this infomercial and since I have been
an auto enthusiast restorer most of my life I thought I would
write.
This is just the latest auto fuel saving scam. Much better than
the 'platinum' fuel saver of a few years back who got sued and
lost.
Some funny stuff from the informercial.
"24% better fuel economy" since most cars burn 95% of their
fuel completely this one is pretty funny.
"works like a jet engine" hmmm they are putting pistons in
jet engines now?
"testing in EPA approved Lab" oh yes..but people do not realize
emmissions are tested at hundreds of gas stations in CA and
that the EPA does not approve their 'results'.
"Swirls air so it goes around corners" uh...air is a gas and
intake manifolds and pipes are smooth anyway.
Funny thing is they make this BS up about atomizing. Dense cool
undisturbed air provides more power than disturbed air. How
much more disturbed can the air get after going through an
airfilter.
Love the 'official' dynometer test. Done at a community college
auto shop. oh brother.
Anybody have any proof to contradict above I would love to see it.

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#1 General Comment

I doubt these claims...

AUTHOR: SargeAZ - (United States of America)

I have yet to see a Community College with their own Chassis Dyno.  And I do not believe those HP figures for a V6 Intrepid.  Way too low.  How about you tell us which College this was so we can verify that they have their own dyno?  Nothing wrong with a little more info to prove your claims.

I didn't think so.

So you are saying this LOWERS emissions on a fuel injected Vette?  How is that possible?  The fuel and air is mixed at the intake valve with huge amounts of vacuum pulling it into the combustion chamber that would eliminate any possible "conditioning" of the intake air.


For this thing to work, you kind of have to throw out the laws of physics.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Cyclone worked for me!

AUTHOR: explorer74 - (USA)

I purchased a cyclone fuel saver about 1 1/2 years ago for my 2007 Ford Explorer XLT, V6 engine, after a friend of mine suggested it based on his parents success with it. I know how my explorer drove in terms of fuel mpg and engine responsiveness before the Cyclone was installed. I got 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. I had to push down on the gas pedal about 1/2" before the engine responded. After installing the Cyclone I get 17.5 mpg city 21 mpg highway. Also, I just barely touch, tap the gas pedal and the engine response nicely. If it is not installed properly it won't work. The directions were not the clearest on that, but I figured out it goes in the air opening to the engine, past the filter. It fits snugly. Maybe it won't work as good on all engine sizes, air intake designs or carborators versus injection engines. But I do know that I am happy with it and I suggest it to all my friends. The savings it a little but when added with other changes like consientious driving habits it makes a difference. There is no single change that will make a vehicle get drastically increased mpg, its layers of changes.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Tornado Testing

AUTHOR: Speedracer - (U.S.A.)

In 1999 I was a producer for a TV program about automotive products. I was skeptical about the Tornado so I questioned the Tornado rep and asked for test results. He arranged for us to meet at a local community college and utilize their dyno for testing. At this session, we brought our own vehicle: a new Dodge Intrepid equipped with a 3.5L V-6. Also, we filmed the entire test.

We ran the car on the dyno at least 6 runs, three without the device and three with. In EVERY case, the runs with the Tornado installed showed an increase of 40 Wheel Horsepower (100 without and 140 with)! Our test methodolgy was simple, one run with and then one run without...doing this three times. While we did not do any fuel economy tests, the increase of horsepower by 40% to the wheels was very impressive and indicative of improved efficiency. By the way, the results even surprised the Tornado rep and he advised us the his company makes NO performance gain claims.

Additionally, I used my personal car, a very low mileage 1985 Corvette for another test sponsored by the California Air Resources Board. In that test my vehicle was static tested for HC and CO emissions. My car performed to factory standards and met CARB requirements. After installation of the Tornado, the numbers were even LOWER and basically "blew zeros" on the test equipment.

Prior to all of this, I had purchased a Tornado for my 1994 Chevy Suburban 2500 equipped with a 454 gas motor (Throttle Body EFI). The Tornado had only a minor effect on my fuel economy, so I was skeptical. it appears from my overall experience, that some vehicles are more easily "influenced" by the Tornado than others, but there MAY be some merit in the product.

-RON
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#4 Consumer Comment

Tornado Testing

AUTHOR: Speedracer - (U.S.A.)

In 1999 I was a producer for a TV program about automotive products. I was skeptical about the Tornado so I questioned the Tornado rep and asked for test results. He arranged for us to meet at a local community college and utilize their dyno for testing. At this session, we brought our own vehicle: a new Dodge Intrepid equipped with a 3.5L V-6. Also, we filmed the entire test.

We ran the car on the dyno at least 6 runs, three without the device and three with. In EVERY case, the runs with the Tornado installed showed an increase of 40 Wheel Horsepower (100 without and 140 with)! Our test methodolgy was simple, one run with and then one run without...doing this three times. While we did not do any fuel economy tests, the increase of horsepower by 40% to the wheels was very impressive and indicative of improved efficiency. By the way, the results even surprised the Tornado rep and he advised us the his company makes NO performance gain claims.

Additionally, I used my personal car, a very low mileage 1985 Corvette for another test sponsored by the California Air Resources Board. In that test my vehicle was static tested for HC and CO emissions. My car performed to factory standards and met CARB requirements. After installation of the Tornado, the numbers were even LOWER and basically "blew zeros" on the test equipment.

Prior to all of this, I had purchased a Tornado for my 1994 Chevy Suburban 2500 equipped with a 454 gas motor (Throttle Body EFI). The Tornado had only a minor effect on my fuel economy, so I was skeptical. it appears from my overall experience, that some vehicles are more easily "influenced" by the Tornado than others, but there MAY be some merit in the product.

-RON
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#5 Consumer Comment

Tornado Testing

AUTHOR: Speedracer - (U.S.A.)

In 1999 I was a producer for a TV program about automotive products. I was skeptical about the Tornado so I questioned the Tornado rep and asked for test results. He arranged for us to meet at a local community college and utilize their dyno for testing. At this session, we brought our own vehicle: a new Dodge Intrepid equipped with a 3.5L V-6. Also, we filmed the entire test.

We ran the car on the dyno at least 6 runs, three without the device and three with. In EVERY case, the runs with the Tornado installed showed an increase of 40 Wheel Horsepower (100 without and 140 with)! Our test methodolgy was simple, one run with and then one run without...doing this three times. While we did not do any fuel economy tests, the increase of horsepower by 40% to the wheels was very impressive and indicative of improved efficiency. By the way, the results even surprised the Tornado rep and he advised us the his company makes NO performance gain claims.

Additionally, I used my personal car, a very low mileage 1985 Corvette for another test sponsored by the California Air Resources Board. In that test my vehicle was static tested for HC and CO emissions. My car performed to factory standards and met CARB requirements. After installation of the Tornado, the numbers were even LOWER and basically "blew zeros" on the test equipment.

Prior to all of this, I had purchased a Tornado for my 1994 Chevy Suburban 2500 equipped with a 454 gas motor (Throttle Body EFI). The Tornado had only a minor effect on my fuel economy, so I was skeptical. it appears from my overall experience, that some vehicles are more easily "influenced" by the Tornado than others, but there MAY be some merit in the product.

-RON
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#6 Consumer Comment

Tornado Testing

AUTHOR: Speedracer - (U.S.A.)

In 1999 I was a producer for a TV program about automotive products. I was skeptical about the Tornado so I questioned the Tornado rep and asked for test results. He arranged for us to meet at a local community college and utilize their dyno for testing. At this session, we brought our own vehicle: a new Dodge Intrepid equipped with a 3.5L V-6. Also, we filmed the entire test.

We ran the car on the dyno at least 6 runs, three without the device and three with. In EVERY case, the runs with the Tornado installed showed an increase of 40 Wheel Horsepower (100 without and 140 with)! Our test methodolgy was simple, one run with and then one run without...doing this three times. While we did not do any fuel economy tests, the increase of horsepower by 40% to the wheels was very impressive and indicative of improved efficiency. By the way, the results even surprised the Tornado rep and he advised us the his company makes NO performance gain claims.

Additionally, I used my personal car, a very low mileage 1985 Corvette for another test sponsored by the California Air Resources Board. In that test my vehicle was static tested for HC and CO emissions. My car performed to factory standards and met CARB requirements. After installation of the Tornado, the numbers were even LOWER and basically "blew zeros" on the test equipment.

Prior to all of this, I had purchased a Tornado for my 1994 Chevy Suburban 2500 equipped with a 454 gas motor (Throttle Body EFI). The Tornado had only a minor effect on my fuel economy, so I was skeptical. it appears from my overall experience, that some vehicles are more easily "influenced" by the Tornado than others, but there MAY be some merit in the product.

-RON
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#7 Consumer Comment

Won't work ever

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Never mind "corners" or the Air filter, the throttle plate alone even at WOT (it's least restrictive angle) would basically straighten any pattern this thing could possibly produce. Not to mention that by the time the air in the manifold reaches the intake valves (where the fuel is injected) there is a vortex sucking that basically mixes the fuel not some turby twist stuck in the throttle plate.

PURE SNAKE OIL.

BTW recent tests of this device prove that it actually decreases power and fuel economy because it's nothing more than a restriction in manifold flow.

J
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#8 Consumer Comment

Won't work ever

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Never mind "corners" or the Air filter, the throttle plate alone even at WOT (it's least restrictive angle) would basically straighten any pattern this thing could possibly produce. Not to mention that by the time the air in the manifold reaches the intake valves (where the fuel is injected) there is a vortex sucking that basically mixes the fuel not some turby twist stuck in the throttle plate.

PURE SNAKE OIL.

BTW recent tests of this device prove that it actually decreases power and fuel economy because it's nothing more than a restriction in manifold flow.

J
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