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post #1 of 14 Old 03-27-2012, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel additive??

In your all`s opinion whitch is better seafoam or Lucas?? Just put an new engine in my `88 and i need to rebuild the carb. but dont have time, So I am trying to just clean it up a little inside. Or if anyone has any other Ideas i am game. Thanks T.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-27-2012, 12:15 PM
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I use acetone....... google it, a LITTLE goes a long way....

if its just your carb.... spray some good ole carb cleaner thru the carb....

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I Googled it and put me in "Snopes" and it said that acetone does not help. But thanks for the thought..
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X2 on the carb cleaner.

When i had the gunky Carter, I removed the air cleaner, doused the carb in spraycleaner & let it sit overnight.

Definately helped the idle quality.

probably out breaking stuff.
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http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directo..._Fuel_Additive

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

It gets me about 50-75km extra per tank and noticable power gains

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

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I throw a little seafoam in from time to time.
But use the carb cleaner first. The carb cleaner will hit parts the seafoam wont even get near.

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I think I'm gonna try that acetone thing. I got a road trip planned and extra miles would be nice. I'm going to look goofy at the gas station with a beaker and a funnel
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I think I'm gonna try that acetone thing. I got a road trip planned and extra miles would be nice. I'm going to look goofy at the gas station with a beaker and a funnel
READ... this is one of the LESS IS BETTER things... serioully I only use about 3 small cap fills figure 3-5 ml per tank.... you dont need much, to much will make it worse..

acetone melts plastic pretty quickly, so try and find a small glass shot glass or something, to put it in with

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

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READ... this is one of the LESS IS BETTER things... serioully I only use about 3 small cap fills figure 3-5 ml per tank.... you dont need much, to much will make it worse..

acetone melts plastic pretty quickly, so try and find a small glass shot glass or something, to put it in with
I know. I said beaker more for the visual effect than anything.

A shot glass! Genius. My jeep and I just turned 21 a fews ago. Now I can drink with her!
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I know. I said beaker more for the visual effect than anything.

A shot glass! Genius. My jeep and I just turned 21 a fews ago. Now I can drink with her!


same mine is 22 this year.... we have drinks weekly

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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I've been telling Jeep forum people for a very long time, that if one wants to put in a fuel additive... just copy the ingredients in a fuel additive! Huh?
I always get the typical "that's stupid" "you're crazy", "that stuff is dangerous" ect. ect.
The fact of the matter is, they used to list all the common ingredients on the label. Now all they usually do is say "petroleum distillates". But years ago the labels I read were as follows.
STP fuel additive: mineral spirits
STP heavy duty fuel addivitve: mineral spirits/naptha
STP heavy duty fuel cleaner: methyl ethyl ketone or more commonly know as MEK.
http://www.devileye.net/catalog/meta..._additive.html
I never saw acetone, but I'm sure it can add some of the same properties to fuel. I use MEK every once in awhile. It is not quite as hard on plastics as acetone is. And like was said above... use in small amounts. I might do a half pint per tank.
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I'm just gullible enough to believe you Common sense isn't very common sad to say.

But you did bring up a thought. How does the plastic gas tank in the jeep handle this stuff? I'm going on the same logic as gasoline and acetone are both strong solvents and there for it should have no detrimental problems.
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-27-2012, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Giggity, I went and looked at the link, Good info. But nothing about it helping clean the internals of the carb. But I will deff. try it for the mileage angle. Thanks can always use better gas mileage.
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