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anyone tried Acetone for better MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billman899r, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Oct 25, 2007 at 8:09 PM
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    billman899r

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    someone mentioned using acetone in fuel for better MPG, so i looked into it and of course i have heard great things and bad things. has anyone tested it, ive heard of up to 20% increase in MPG, but one guy posted it killed his fuel injectors, i also own a 99 ranger that im trying to sale so i might just try it on that truck and see what happens depending on the input i get from fellow taco lovers
     
  2. Oct 25, 2007 at 8:15 PM
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    Acetone will eat rubber and plastic components. Internal filters and brass components in injectors corrode under prolonged exposure.

    It is extremely effective in removing fuel deposits. A once and a while shot wouldnt hurt to much if mixed with fuel. But all the time will eat components

    Justin
     
  3. Oct 25, 2007 at 8:41 PM
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    After looking into it more, ill only use it on long trips. It does work my truck got almost 34 mpg with it! Without it she is back down to 23 at best.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2007 at 12:08 AM
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    I have used it in my two other vehicles ( 1999 Civic and 2002 Montana) and have seen the gas mileage benifits (20-25% increase). I am waiting to finish breaking in my 08 Tacoma before trying it. The amount used is so little (in the ppm range) that I believe and have read would not harm any internal components. Go ahead and try it in your 99 Ranger. What do you have to lose?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2007 at 3:08 AM
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    billman899r

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    wow 23 to 34 improvement is amazing. as for corrosion, ive read that acetone will only corrode cheap plastics and poor quality rubber, i have heard of gaskets swelling. It's tough with this kind of stuff because there is so much different info. i'll try it in my ranger and post my outcome.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2007 at 1:28 PM
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    Hopefully, I linked this correctly for you.;)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/32215-post306.html
     
  7. Nov 6, 2007 at 9:07 PM
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    i put about 3 ounces into my last full tank of 93 octane, it did seem to help a little bit but not 20%...maybe 10% at best but i had to reset my maintenance light halfway through so the mileage reading was off
     
  8. Nov 6, 2007 at 9:41 PM
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    I ran 17 ounces on 20 gallons for 400 miles (still had better than 1/4 tank indicating) and never had a problem with a light coming on or anything.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2007 at 9:42 PM
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    oh no it just came on cuz the idiots at my dealer never remember to reset it when they change the oil lol
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    Acetone is proven many times NOT to work, its snake oil and can ruin todays engines with plastic parts. If you think it worked then you should buy the tornado, your truck will probobly feel faster to you also. There is no f'n way you got 34 mpg's by putting acetone in your tank, it simply will not improve your gas mileage.You will ruin your motor over time for no reason.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i just tried it to see if it'd work and i saw a small difference but that could've just been driving conditions also...acetone is extremely corrosive so i doubt i'd ever use it again, it isn't worth the risk
     
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