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post #1 of 12 Old 10-10-2005, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone heard or tried this?

Just seen a site that claims adding 1-3 oz. of Acetone per 10 US gal. of gas or diesel increases MPG and performance by 10-35% What it does is ensures all gas is vaporized and burnt with no raw gas getting past the rings. Check it out and make your own decisions...

http://www.pureenergysystems.com/new...00069_Acetone/

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-10-2005, 05:04 PM
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You can bet that with my daily commute of 25 miles each way....I'm gonna give it a shot.

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according to all the research he's done it looks like acetone really can make a difference, and it makes sense. I do, however, question his credibility because he doesnt seem to list and real credentials like... "MIT Chemical Engineer" or... "Carnegie Mellon research group" lol. and I don't want to destroy my jeep. it's my daily driver! Acetone does seem harmless enough when mixed with 10 gallons of gas though. I am going to give it a try this week as soon as i can get some acetone. We'll see how this works out...
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Whats a gallon of this stuff run these days? I would love to see if I can push more then 50 MPG out of my metro.

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It would be really cool if you guys could give the rest of us (the less adventerous) some numbers/feedback after you run it. Let us know how it works out!

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its on my list to try after all i get a whole 200 miles per tank summer and fall and 180 winter and spring. It should be very easy to tell i could use my odometer and never use my gas gauge. So i will get some tomorrow and the test will begin.
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as will mine. I am about 220 per tank now....we will see if it changes.

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I know someone that tried the above on a v-rod and also on his Lexus 470. He didn't notice any difference.
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-11-2005, 04:25 AM
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Whats a gallon of this stuff run these days? I would love to see if I can push more then 50 MPG out of my metro.
Here in VA it runs between 12 and 15 dollers per gallon. If you know someone that has a beauty supply discount card, we have gotten it as low as 6 per gallon. We use it for somthing else, non automotive related.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-11-2005, 08:24 AM
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Wait a min, wasn't somone one the board recently saying how this stuff actually does more harm than good? It does give better fuel milage, but it eats away at everything because it is quite a strong solvant.
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post #11 of 12 Old 10-11-2005, 11:31 AM
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I have read this kinda post on acetone several times and there seems to be people with pros and cons, but here is how my common sense works. If acetone was to work as a gas mileage improver or wonder fuel additive with real or false benefits I am almost positive that someone or some company would of cornered the market in it. If it doesn't say add to fuel for wonderous and miracle results I wouldn't put it in my engine.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-11-2005, 02:30 PM
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hey guys-
I am actually going to try adding acetone to my fuel for the next five tanks. I go through a tank of fuel(about 300 miles) every week, so I will report back in about 5 weeks. Right now, my YJ gets about 18 mpg, but has not got me more than 19 mpg since I started my commute to school mid-august. We'll see if it actually does help on our Jeep engines. Also, I am not worried about it doing damage to my engine since it is diluted so much. I have tested the e-85 in my engine, along with other fuel additives, so I am not worried if damage does occur. Also, I have my 4.6L stroker almost finished, so my old engine will be written off in a couple months anyways.

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