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  1. #11
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    So far on researching and reading online testimonies I have not found any negatives except for no improvement in MPG. Yes there's always chance of something going wrong by doing it and messing something up (actually you'll more likely to ruin you paint job by spilling some on the paint) You can bet no car manufacturer is going to recommend or approve it if something goes wrong with your car least of all cover it under warranty. However there is risk in everything, there a risk everytime you step in your car. Albeit a small risk I feel it about the same about as Acetone. I have tried for the last few tanks and there is some improvement yet unfortunatley I did not record any data on before starting it. So where I see the improvement is going up hill the MPG gauge is definetly higher than before.

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  3. #12
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    I am always interested in higher MPG in my HCH. May I ask where you guys are getting your Acetone? Do you buy it in bulk, or get it at the hardware store, or what? Just wondering... :-)

    Thanks for your help!

  4. #13
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    Forget about these magic formulas for improving gas mileage. They are ALL a waste of time and money. And the last thing I would be doing is fooling around with unproven additives for the fuel system.

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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    I've started using 3 oz. of acetone per tank, as well. I'm noticing a definite increase in mileage- even during the cold MI winter! I've went from HWY mileage of 48+ to about 54 mpg! Very impressive. I'll continue to do this, as the cost of acetone is only about .30 cents per tank.

    It is not a waste of money, or time. I'm getting spectacular results during cold weather, and I CANNOT WAIT to find out how much better this will get during the warmer months... :-)

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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    I wonder how much you will save if you cause damage to your fuel injection system. Personally, I would avoid unproven addictives unless you have deep pockets. If this was the answer to higher fuel mileage, why isn't it in the fuels already?

  7. #16
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    I have been doing a lot of reading about adding acetone to gasoline to increase and am very intrigued with it. However, I have seen a few references concerning not using acetone with gasohol but no explanations as to why. Can someone please enlighten me on this?

  8. #17
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    Rick: "Acetone binds strongly to water, so if you get water in your fuel tank this can be a big problem. Although acetone dissolves nicely in gasoline, acetone and water do not. The little acetone-water droplets can clog your fuel injectors and cause problems.

    These days, most gasoline in the US contains 5% to 10% ethanol. Alcohol also tends to bind to acetone, and although this does not cause problems, it does reduce the ability of acetone to lower the surface tension. So it's not at all clear that adding acetone to a gasohol mix will improve your gas mileage by much."

    - http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Gasoline.html

    Also, absolute ethanol will actually pull water (humidity) out of the air, adding water to your gasoline. Bottom line, acetone and alcohol don't mix, gasoline/motorfuel-wise.

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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    Thanks for the info guys.... I'm gonna take a trial with my u-haul/Budget rental truck =)....

    We'll see how she does.

  10. #19
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    i have an older car with a carburator i am thinking of trying the acetont thing but am leary about the effect on any carb seals and gaskets,has anyone tried this on an older car?

  11. #20
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    Adding Acetone in gasoline

    Ok, so now people are concerned about moisture. One very simple solution would be to go about adding a water separater, like the ones found in boats. 3-5MPG is not a magic elixir, but it is a nice start.
    I have a 1995 Ford Escort Wagon. I will be setting up a webpage on www.myspace.com/dwn2dv8 concerning this acetone project.
    Currently i average about 28MPG on regular gas from BP. In Florida, our gasoline is not as well filtered as other states. When I lived in Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, during summer heat, I would average 33MPG. When I drove to North Carolina and spent a week, I averaged 32MPG. Once back in Orlando, back down to 28. I would not say that heat or altitude played much of a role as the temps were in the 70s-80s and I was near the ocean much of the time.
    anyway, check out my webpage to see updates.

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