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Acetone???

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chano87, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Jun 8, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    chano87

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    bowzerdoo77

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    I heard that too I dont want to screw up my truck, but if it were as easy as adding acetone wouldn't everybody do it???
     
  3. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I know it helps an engine that has forced induction, i.e., supercharger, turbo, etc., but my "bunch-o-crap" meter is nearing the red. If you have a car that gets better mpg with higher octain, then maybe, but on a car that runs on 87 oct., Im not seeing it. :confused:
     
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    You'd think scam artists would be able to use better grammar, punctuation, and the correct words. Not to mention they always capitalize every letter.

    Blue is stuff you should add, red is stuff you should remove. Maybe people on the Honda Ridgeline forums will buy it if you make these corrections.

     
  5. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    LMAO!!! :)
     
  6. Jun 8, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    I tried it a few years ago in a Ford F-150. 6 tanks with absolutely no change in mileage. I was concerned about what effect it has on the seals and fuel delivery components so I gave it up.

    There is a lot of info out there saying it works and isn't harmful. Maybe on some engines. For my Taco, I think I'll just stick to the crappy gas we pay through the wazoo for.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Vege-Taco

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    I did a detailed analysis of running acetone in my 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. Acetone is a great fuel system cleaner. It will clean any gunk that has collected in your injectors, fuel lines, pump, etc., or your carburator, if you happen to be running an older (ancient?) vehicle. The best ratio to use is 2 ounces of acetone for every 10 gallons of gas. I ran this in my car for several months. Initially, I saw about a 3-5% increase in mileage. I went from 44 mpg (city/highway commuting) to 45-46 mpg. It took about 3 tanks of gas to get up to the 46 mpg average. Then I stopped running the acetone for a month and the mileage gradually went back down to 44.

    So my conclusion is that the acetone keeps your fuel system clean. I now add acetone in every other tank of gas. My mileage stays consistently at 45-46 mpg, and 51-52 mpg when I make longer distance highway trips.

    Some of the commercial fuel system cleaners sold in stores contain primarily acetone, so it seems safe to run. My car doesn't mind burning it anyway. You can buy acetone in gallon cans at any hardware store for about $12, so it's really inexpensive as well. If nothing else, your fuel system will be clean even if you don't see a mileage improvement.

    SS
     
  8. Jun 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    nagelg

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    Interesting info: If you research the acetone thing on the internet it's a very heated debate on some forums. One thing that stands out is the fact that many say it'll do damage to gaskets, seals and o-rings in the fuel system. This makes sense to me. On the flip side are those who claim a noticeable increase in their mileage with no damage whatsoever. Sounds good too!

    I did a search of fuel additives and came upon Chemtool's site. Chemtool has been around for a long time and as far as I know produces some good products. B-12 is their standard gas treatment. B-12, according to their specs, contains 30% acetone by volume. This means when you pour a 15 oz can of B-12 in your tank you are dumping 4.5 oz of acetone in your gas. I seriously doubt Chemtool would sell a product that was known to damage an auto, in the quantity's they use. But, like I said above, I saw no difference in mileage using it, but that was my truck, maybe different on other vehicles.

    Just some food for thought
     
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