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dkchal at datasync.com
Thu Aug 16 13:10:17 EDT 2007
You all know blabbermouth me. If I take the trip with acetone in the tank,
you'll know about it. I just recorded the same trip in my 96 GMC with the
5.0 and got 20 mpg even for 560 some miles
>I agree, acetone can cause damage to various parts, but I think if it's
> not used in the right concentration. Too much and you will have
> According to the article (which is an interesting read), it looks like
> ~3oz of acetone per 10 gal of fuel is the sweet spot.
> I also would love to hear the results of your trip Donald.
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> From: "Donald Chalfant" <dkchal at datasync.com>
>> Acetone has been a frequent discussion as an octane raiser. Here is
>> some about a mpg booster
> I'm always real skeptical about these things. Acetone has been around
> for centuries. And attacks plastic in a big way. Perhaps OK for a
> modern MR2, but questionable for cars that use a plastic fuel filter. A
> friend many years ago spiced up his motorcycle fuel with model airplane
> fuel (has some nitromethane in it). It dissolved the plastic fuel line
> I remember a scam perpetuated in probably the 20's. Someone had a
> substance that he claimed you just add to water and then run your car on
> it. It was a vile smelling liquid. But it actually worked!
> Turned out is was mainly acetone with aromatics to mask the smell.
> Bad news is that all that water created some serious corrosion problems.
> But, I'd be really interested in anyone who actually tries the stuff.
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