Deodorant and fragrances are a big part of the summer shopping list everywhere. The hot and humid Indian weather makes our bodies sweaty and the deodorants come handy. Every famous celebrity has their own favourite deodorant and advertises it publicly. Yet, no one has advertised about the use of deodorant as a fuel for a scooter or a bike? Sound Bizarre. We are talking about deodorants and scooters because someone actually tried to test the theory of “Can a Honda Activa run on Deodrant”. Vehicles now run on CNG, LPG, Electricity and even Hydrogen fuel cells but deodorant is something new we are hearing.
Perfumes and Deodorants contain alcohol and are flammable objects. A new video is out illustrating the use of deodorants in fuelling a Honda Activa. A Youtube channel Indian Hacker used Honda Activa in their tests of different fuels. In the experiment, the Youtuber removed the engine cover and the carburettor exposing the engine inlet valve. In the first test, he uses a petrol bottle with an attached spray. After starting the engine, the petrol is sprayed on the engine inlet valve and the engine rev increases with every intake of fuel. The more fuel goes in the intake, the engine makes more rev. The video clearly shows there is an absence of throttle connection. If you open the throttle, more fuel and air enter the engine thus giving a higher rev to the engine.
The second attempt was about LPG which failed miserably as the engine didn’t start. It could be attributed to the lack of an efficient delivery system. Youtuber tried diesel fuel but the engine didn’t respond at all. The fourth attempt is what we are most interested in as it involves the use of Axe perfume. Sound of the Activa engine up and running was heard in the video. Axe perfume usage is directly professional to the rev engine generated. The final attempt, he went bolder by using IsoPropyl which is 99% lab grade pure alcohol. The engine ran smoothly with the addition of IsoPropyl.
Youtube channel wanted to take this further by developing a funnel and pipe system. He used the delivery mechanism to pour Axe Fuel containing more than 80 percent alcohol in the engine. The Youtubers took the Honda Active fuelled by Axe Deodorant out for a spin. One downside is that the regular use of deodorant could affect the engine health as the Activa engine is suitable for petrol only.
This isn’t the first time someone has tried to run a vehicle on alcohol and this won’t be the last. Alcohol and deodorants with a high alcohol percentage are highly flammable. They can catch fire in a flash and anyone attempting to replicate the experiment should be careful while doing it.