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Main Title EPA evaluation of the Sav-A-Mile device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act /
Author Shelton, John C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-511-82-2
Stock Number PB82-179417
OCLC Number 785232685
Subjects Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Measurement. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices. ; Motor vehicles--Fuel consumption--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Exhaust emissions ; Fuel consumption ; Carburetors ; Accessories ; Wire cloth ; Insulation ; Performance evaluation ; Save a Mile devices
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-511-82-2 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 04/16/2012
NTIS  PB82-179417 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the 'Save-A-Mile' device under provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The 'Save-A-Mile' consists of a piece of copper cloth and a flat piece of insulating material which is placed between the carburetor and intake manifold of a gasoline engine. The stated purpose is to increase the efficiency of the engine and decrease the amount of pollutants generated. Although the limited amount of test data submitted by applicant did suggest some improvement over an unmodified induction system, the results were not obtained in accordance with EPA requirements and the data did not adequately quantify the amount of any improvement. In general, EPA has found that devices of this type are not effective in reducing emissions or improving fuel economy.
"EPA-AA-TEB-511-82-2." Cover title. "October, 1981."