HydroMaz was destined to be a water car from the very beginning. As she was sitting in a Mazda dealer lot in New Orleans, waiting to be sold, Hurricane Katrina struck, and the whole dealership went under water. She managed to survive the flood with the only damage to the airbag sensors, which were corroded a bit as a result. I found her in Miami in April 2007 and essentially bought a brand new car with only 45 miles on the odometer for over $7000 below the market price. Funny thing, before leaving Australia, I had it in my mind to find a dark blue 2006 Mazda 3, and that is exactly what I got.
So now she is being prepared for the transformation. The installation is all planned out, the HAFC (MMPG) should arrive this week and be up and running by this weekend. On a run from Miami to Sarasota and back for mileage tests with gasoline only, this 2006 Mazda 3 gets 40.1 mpg at 70 mph on Cruise Control and 46 mpg at 55 mph.
June 5, 2007
The first HAFC's have arrived! This ordinary car will soon be HYDROPLAZZED into HYDROMAZ3... Zoom Zoom will soon be taken to a new level.
June 11, 2007
The HAFC is installed and HydroMaz is getting 79 mpg! What will it do once we get the O2ptimizer interfaced properly with the car's computer? Probably over 100 mpg by my calculations. Stay tuned to this page for more information as we experiment further. We are very close to cracking this as we are now in contact with the technicians who developed the O2ptimizer, but consider this... 79 mpg is great because I do not know of any standard car that gets that... not even a Prius!
June 20, 2007
So far, the best run we have had is 81 mpg, but still trying to get the car's computer to accept the Hydrogen. Not to give up, we are taking orders but will not begin selling units until we are satisfied that the system works consistantly. We have had reports of success coming in around the USA and Canada as more and more are installed properly. Mind you, I am just a biologist and do not profess to be a master mechanic, but an 80 mpg average is a really good start! Our first mechanics are taking the course next week, so I will take the car to the nearest available expert for fine tuning the system.
July 16, 2007
Seems that HydroMaz has a rather unique sensor system on the exhaust manifold and the current Optimizers that come with the kit will not be compatable with the system for a few months. However, the team at Dutchman Enterprises research facility in Newfoundland, New Jersey created an Optimizer 4X prototype, installed it and today we did a run of 92 mpg! Now the trick is to keep her there, but we are on to it. To be continued....
July 20, 2007
HydroMaz is now in Port Colborne, Ontario for serious mileage tests now that we know how to work with the car's computer. Tom at Gifford Automotive mailed a Scan Guage II to interact with the computer and the Opmizer 4X, so today HydroMaz did a run from Port Colborne to Dunville and back with the record now set at 100 mpg! Can she beat that record tomorrow?
July 30, 2007
Well it took a while, but today on a similar run from Port Colborne to Dunville and back, HydroMaz did 111 mpg!
August 1, 2007
Looks like we are on to something here because on the Port Colborne to Dunville run, today Hydromaz set a new record of 121 mpg!
September 4, 2007
HydroMaz has officially set the record for high mileage with the HAFC System and is now being returned to our research center in New Jersey for improvements. Meanwhile, I am returning to Australia to continue the experiments.
November 7, 2007
HydroMaz still holds the record for the highest mileage of all the vehicle fitted with the HAFC, but from the Land Down Under, HydroLance, my 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer is challenging the top spot at 119 mpg. Meanwhile, there is 1998 Honda Civic in New Mexico challenging the top spots doing up to 109 mpg. To my knowledge, there are at least 13 vehicles doing triple digit mileage.
January to June, 2008
HydroMaz is one of the featured models in our series of magazine ads exhibited in various publications across America.
January 8, 2010
During a brief reunion in late 2009, HydroMaz3 has been stripped of the HAFC and is being run normally, in order to reset the computer and prepare for new improved systems.