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Old 03-22-2005, 03:20 PM
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Acetone In Fuel Said to Increase Mileage 15-35%

http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/

Did any of you guys tried or have any experience with this kind of idea ?
What are your thought about it ?


I bought that 16 Oz bottle from Walgreen and trying it now with my Honda accord. I Will report when I'll get more data.

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Old 03-22-2005, 03:27 PM
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I guess if you feel like experimenting, a Honda is a good test mule. I wouldn't, however, recommend long-term use of acetone additive. While it could aid combustion, all the sensors, seals, etc. in the fuel system could easily be harmed. Most everything I have read says ethanol accomplishes much the same task and would be much more mild on the fuel system.
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:31 PM
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That stuff will disolve your seals and gaskets ......and thats likely the least of the bad stuff it will do.
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Holy crap I would rather put sand in my oil!

Anyone want to bet on what a fuel rail for a Honda costs? Or do you think the pump would die first?
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Holy crap I would rather put sand in my oil!

Anyone want to bet on what a fuel rail for a Honda costs? Or do you think the pump would die first?
Fuel rail on a honda has nothing in it that would be very susceptible. they are aluminum......except the FPR.....the Injector seals now thats a different storry.

I know hondas pretty well....
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We use acetone fairly frequently as a degreaser for the tooling components.

It's highly volatile and will dissolve most plastics within a few seconds. Most rubber won't stand up to it for very long either.

I'd be highly concerned with introducing this chemical into a fuel system.
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Not to mention the personal harm it can do!
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Stable. Incompatible with halogen acids and halogen compounds, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, caustics, amines and ammonia, chlorine and chlorine compounds, strong acids, nitrosyl compounds. Highly flammable. Readily forms explosive mixtures with air.

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Harmful by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption. Irritant. Liquid may cause permanent eye damage (corneal clouding). Contact with skin may cause defatting, leading to irritation. Long-term exposure may cause liver damage. Typical TLV 750 ppm.
This stuff just isn't good at all!

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http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/

Did any of you guys tried or have any experience with this kind of idea ?
What are your thought about it ?


I bought that 16 Oz bottle from Walgreen and trying it now with my Honda accord. I Will report when I'll get more data.

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And this has what to do with diesels????
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Danny, you could use both of those descriptions for gasoline, too. In fact, as a general rule I would say being around acetone is probably better for you than gasoline.
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I doubt that a small amount of acetone will damage anything. There are many other comparably toxic chemicals in fuels today so adding another is a big deal? Before you comment try reading the webpage carefully and completely. The evidence, though somewhat anecdotal, is quite interesting. Funny how some of us think nothing of dumping WVO into the tank after a quick filtering even though it has to have some salts, sugars, etc. still in it yet they balk at a little acetone. Imagine if this really works and causes no harm. If it increased our MPG's from @25 to @30 wouldn't it be worth it? My truck is getting to need a pump and injectors so I may try it on that. RT
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I doubt that a small amount of acetone will damage anything. There are many other comparably toxic chemicals in fuels today so adding another is a big deal? Before you comment try reading the webpage carefully and completely. The evidence, though somewhat anecdotal, is quite interesting. Funny how some of us think nothing of dumping WVO into the tank after a quick filtering even though it has to have some salts, sugars, etc. still in it yet they balk at a little acetone. Imagine if this really works and causes no harm. If it increased our MPG's from @25 to @30 wouldn't it be worth it? My truck is getting to need a pump and injectors so I may try it on that. RT
How will you know if it was the acetone that did it or not.............

a little acetone over a longer time will do to most plastic adn rubber parts what Biodiesel will do to rubber.....

Take a chance if you wish.....I'm not willing to sacrifice my benz to find out...

what is the BTU content of a gallon of Acetone....and a gallon of Diesel....I'll be a chemist comes up with proof that its chemically impossible to either make power or increace milage with that....or some snake oil salesman woul dhave done it already.
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Geeez..I put about a pint and a half in and every bit of rubber and plastic in my newly aquired TD has been eaten away....Why didnt anyone say something Didnt think that sounded like a goog idea
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Let's just assume for a moment that the acetone would not damage anything. Now, how much does acetone cost? Is it CHEAPER than gasoline or diesel fuel? I have no idea, but my guess is that it is indeed more expensive.

If it is more expensive, and you add it to increase fuel mileage, what have you gained? It would probably cost MORE per mile.

Now remove the assumption and it will really cost some bucks after the repair or parts bill.

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