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Old 07-16-2006, 08:30 PM   #29
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Hi there, Since I would like better MPG and longer engine life and I got the new engine to prove it,I guess it is my turn to play guinea-pig!5.5 oz. per 55 gal. of regular gas.got it! RV Wizard will help me keep track of millage and WE will see if this is "Snake oil" or the real thing! You with me Wizard? Sounds like this will be fun!!
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Capt. Dan, you will want to use 3 oz of accetone to 10 gallons of gasoline. So, for 55 gals of gas use 16.5 oz. I fill up to full tank and then calculate amount needed and add to fuel being careful not to get any on the paint .
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:42 PM   #31
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I've tried it now in both my '02 Liberty with the 3.7L and my '03 Explorer with the 4.0L and have seen no difference.
I suppose I'll try once or twice in my '01 Vortec 8.1L before I join the other 50% who say it's just snake oil.
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:43 AM   #32
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Check this site for more info re: acetone in gasoline or diesel.

http://www.pureenergysystems.com/new...00069_Acetone/
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I opened another IE and briefly scanned the posts at RV.com.(I got here from there initially). I didn't read long enough to find the post stating the problem with acetone but there is one. Like others, I'll follow this for some actual results. One warning...be very careful, it's very HOT chemically. Good cleaner for stubborn metal cleaning. Next someone is going to think maybe MEK, HOTTER yet. One of the few solvents that does't leave residue. Reason industrial painters wipe w/ketone then paint.
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Just curious as I haven't heard anything more on this topic, how are the tests going??????
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #35
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My attempts at better mileage on 3 vehicles including my MH were unsucessful.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear that abarkl, chemically it sounded plausible, lot better than the "Snake Oil" they sell on the shelves. Oh well gas prices are dropping
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try using xylene--if you look up the chemical name for this you will find it is the key increadiant in the production of gasoline--xylene has been removed from our fuel in order to lower the octane rating and save the oil companies money.use about 3oz for every 10 gallons of gas/or 2oz for every 10 gallons of diesel.most automotive paint suppliers sell it for about $10.00 a gallon.
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No way baby. Lubricity is paramount with ULSD and acetone does just the opposite.
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I tried acetone in my old 1993 chevy work truck for a couple of months, never really saw a difference in mileage.

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Wow, this topic was started a long time ago, I am suprised to see it resurface. I am still using it along with a lube additive for the ULSD of today for the motorhome. For the truck I have not changed a thing; still using it too.
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Being a chemist and having used acetone for umteen years I thought I would chime in. Acetone is the simplest ketone, OC(CH3)2, and is almost a perfect organic solvent. Acetone is also miscible in water. In the lab it is used to rinse water out of flasks.

So in your gas tank and fuel lines it will either dissolve or suspend organics and those inorganics associated with water into the fuel. Some of these things you may not want in your fuel. Some of these things may form an emulsion in your fuel. I do not know the octane of acetone but I do know the octane of some of the products of it's solvency are awful.

MBTE, now outlawed, formed a snot in old gasoline storage tanks and they all had to e replaced prior to MBTE. Add water you got more snot.

Toluene on the other hand is high in octane and can be added to gasoline, up to 10%.

I wouldn't use acetone because of the problem with fuel contaminants in the products you buy and the reaction they might have with acetone.
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Resurrects three year old snake oil thread.


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try using xylene--if you look up the chemical name for this you will find it is the key increadiant in the production of gasoline--xylene has been removed from our fuel in order to lower the octane rating and save the oil companies money.use about 3oz for every 10 gallons of gas/or 2oz for every 10 gallons of diesel.most automotive paint suppliers sell it for about $10.00 a gallon.
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