A thought came: What might happen if we negatively ionized some of the air going into an auto or truck engine?
In the winter of 2018 I started doing it, on my 1998 Chevy Tahoe. The results are very interesting. I have what feels like quite a bit more power at the pedal, some improved gas mileage too, much better dead-of-winter running, and the ability to run E-85 gasoline with no loss in power for at least a few consecutive tanks of gas. Right now my rig uses fourteen 12VDC devices intended to be built into home or auto air ionizers; a friend has two, and I am preparing to add two or three to my sweet wife’s Ford Focus. The most surprising aspect so far: the engines are running cooler! Theory is a-building.
Some might wonder how this is possible. Well, there is inspiration; and then my sweet wife Lori made a deal with me a long time ago, in not very different circumstance, “Just don’t blow up the car.” Much good!
Postscript. I am pondering and looking for a next order-of-magnitude improvement, I suspect one exists. Post-filter ion injection is one thought, if a material for ion release (i.e. corona discharge) can be found which, as it wears off, can be ingested by the engine without harm. I have heard rumors of plastics which conduct electricity which do not contain metals, not sure if these exist. If you know of a candidate material, please do let me know!