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Anyone tried the Acetone for gas miliage?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by DanGer, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    DanGer

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    Just wondering if anyone has tried this. I have done a large amount of research (including Mythbusters) and it seems the evidence is pretty clear-cut that with the right ratio, acetone definitely helps gas mileage. From my research I found that the right ratio was determined to be no more than 3 oz per 10 gallons. All in all i think this site does the best job of presenting data.

    http://www.pureenergysystems.com/news/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/

    So if anyone has tried this please let me know how it goes. I would love to do a test myself but I'm at college where I rarely drive. If i am going home it will be a perfect time to test (~4hrs highway driving on 236.5 miles). Until then anyone care to share their experiences.

    acetone.jpg
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    I'll let you test it... :D
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    A good test for your road trip would be to make sure you have AAA.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    I did try it on my old VW before I got rid of it. I experimented with all of the ratios. Nothing ever worked significantly enough to attribute it to the acetone. I did all the experiments on a car that I knew I was getting rid of soon, so I didn't care about the long term implications of adding acetone to my fuel system. I saw no benefits and will not do this to my Taco.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    thanks a bunch klown. I am planning on doing a test while driving home to NOVA from virginia tech. I'll let you all know of my results when it happens! Just for control data, last time I went home, I made it on 3/4 tank resulting in 22.4 mpg.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    chris4x4

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    It only really works on supercharged engines. The Acetone increases the octain of the fuel.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    I pump a gallon of Ethanol before I fill up each tank.

    The ethanol cleans out the gunk/carbon, and I have noticed a slow increase in MPGs' over time.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    hmm... ethanol decreases mpg...
     
  9. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    Ummm......X2.
    Brian, stop doing that. Run the stuff at the pump. :smack:
     
  10. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    well, thats why I've only been getting 400 miles on a tank of fuel...:D

    btw, Chris, did you hear me hink my horn when you pulled into pumps at the QT?
     
  11. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    you get 400 miles to a tank 'cause you drive slow. Which is good. I didnt hear you honk, some jackass seemed to think I wanted to hear his shit music while I pumped my gas. :mad:
     
  12. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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  13. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    okay okay, I know I drive like a grandma most of the time. :p
     
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  15. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    That wasnt "Speed", that was lack of "Skill". :p
     
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    whatever!
     
  17. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    J/K Buddy! :D
     
  18. Feb 5, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    I know man, you really missed it though. It was calssic...
     
  19. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    That was out at Tm, right?
     
  20. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    correct.

    Adam saw it in his mirror, right after we turned back at the fork in the road.
     
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