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Old 04-23-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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My dad is up visiting on his summer tour and has given me some info that Acetone can be used to improve fuel milage. He said that it has been done fo 40 years. Following is a website with more info. I would like to know if any others have heard or experienced this fuel saving potential. Check out http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/
After reading this info, I can see where it may just be a way to help fight the higher cost of fuel. Of coarse the fuel companies will want to diswade it use. What do you think?
Another link for thought: http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directo...raction_System
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My dad is up visiting on his summer tour and has given me some info that Acetone can be used to improve fuel milage. He said that it has been done fo 40 years. Following is a website with more info. I would like to know if any others have heard or experienced this fuel saving potential. Check out http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/
After reading this info, I can see where it may just be a way to help fight the higher cost of fuel. Of coarse the fuel companies will want to diswade it use. What do you think?
Another link for thought: http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directo...raction_System
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
This has got my interest. I will keep this in mind. I would like to hear if anyone on the forum has tried this.
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Very interesting
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This really is very interesting, and it will be very inexpensive for everyone who reads this to try it out on their own! I can't see why not to try it, acetone in the very small quantity needed for a tank full of gas is going to be just pennies in cost. If you can actually increase your mileage by 15% to 35% you would recover the cost of the acetone and then some. If this is all true and actually works and everyone added it to their fuel the US would greatly reduce it's dependence on foreign oil! To be honest- this all sounds too good to be true, what's your take on it?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Easyrider:
This really is very interesting, and it will be very inexpensive for everyone who reads this to try it out on their own! I can't see why not to try it, acetone in the very small quantity needed for a tank full of gas is going to be just pennies in cost. If you can actually increase your mileage by 15% to 35% you would recover the cost of the acetone and then some. If this is all true and actually works and everyone added it to their fuel the US would greatly reduce it's dependence on foreign oil! To be honest- this all sounds too good to be true, what's your take on it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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It has to pass the acid test!

I think I will try it but I am wondering about putting it in my 2003 one ton dodge diesel truck I guess it cant hurt anything.
I also wonder what it will do to the rubber fuel lines on my RV and to the onan generator fuel lines?
Worst case would be having to replace the rubber lines more often I guess.
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Some test have been done on the effects acetone has on materials and my dad is trying it now for his summer tour into northeasr & Canada from Fl. I will be sure to keep you informed as to what he experiences and thinks of this. I found it very interseting that the alcohol being added does not help at all with mileage; just stretches the gasoline amount out some.
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When oil prices rise all kinds of schemes/scams materialize. Adding acetone is one of them along with magnets on the fuel line, pills you drop in your gas tank, etc, etc, etc.

As P T Barnum said.............
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O.T.C. snake oil. There's still no "magic pill". Check out the studies done by Stanford U and the Myth Busters.
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...and the next thing you're going to tell me is there is no Easter Bunny.

I do have a source on magnets...
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There isn't. And although you might have visited the North Pole in AK, Santa Claus lives only in our spirit and minds!
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I wonder what the acetone does to a plastic fuel tank?
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I'm not putting anything in my fuel tank that dilutes or cuts the lubricity of the diesel fuel. On the Ford 7.3 the fuel injection relies on the fuel to partially lube the injectors.
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