The question is not whether it is BS or not - The question is whether the
person that runs this web site is insane or not. It is hard to imagine so
much BS being accumulated in one place by a sane person.
Heh... I think he's senile now.. just FORMERLY insane.
I agree with him on Ethanol. My own experience is my mileage goes DOWN
almost ten percent when I run a fuel labeled ten % ethanol.
And the Fogerator is an exercise in doublespeak.
And the crap about engines failing at under 100,000?!!!
- Heh! That's the tipoff he must be looney tunes.
L8tr... gonna go out and get me a gallon of acetone.
A lower flash point does not necessarily translate into more
combustible nor any higher or lower octane equivalant.
Gasoline has a much lower flash point than Diesel fuel. Yet,
the Diesel's autogenous ignition temperature is much lower
than gasoline. LPG and natural gas have autogenous ignition
temperature higher than gasoline yet along with higher
octane equivalants but, the flash points are way down there.
Flash points, autogenous ignition temps and octane ratings
are different qualities possessed by a fuel.
Thanks Lugnut. I seem to be armed with just enough stuff to be dangerous
(at least to myself).
I still think I will stick to running the stuff that comes out of the pump
at the local station without augmentation - except for an occasional can of
Hmm, I was thinking about adding some acetone to the fuel in my '82 Dodge
pickup, which is not registered and sits most of the year except to plow my
driveway and move rocks and material around my property. The carb is pretty
gummed up and the acetone might help to gradually clean it, although I would
be concerned about the acetone dissolving or degrading seals in the carb.
works is that it lowers the surface tension of the gasoline, allowing
for more efficient atomization of the gasoline when mixed with air.
Around the house it's commonly referred to as nail polish remover (but
make sure the contents indicate 100% pure acetone).
Here is a link to what seems to be an objective source(?) on the topic.
Very interesting read.
I've started some experiments myself.
1982 Dodge W150 pickup that barely runs, is unregistered, used for plowing
my driveway and moving dirt, logs, whatever around my property
1998 Ford Explorer
Generac EXL 7000 gasolene powered generator
I added 3 oz to a tank of gas in the Ford and Dodge.
Because I also got an oil change, air filter and transmission fluid change
on the Ford, my results cannot be attributed with certainty, but I will
state that the vehicle seems to have more thottle response than before.
The Dodge has a clogged up carb, hasn't run on all 8 cylinders in about a
decade and barely runs well enough to plow snow from my private road each
winter. It also had a bad after-run problem, where the engine would keep
turning over in a 'klunk-klunk-klunk' fashion.
Adding acetone to the fuel and operating the vehicle for ten minutes, I
noted that for the first time in about 10 years, it will idle smoothly, as
if running on all cylinders. When I shut it off, the engine shut off
cleanly, without after run.
I added about 1-3/4 oz to the generator, which has a 7 gallon tank. It's
impossible to tell if there is any operational improvement without a heavy
load. I ran it for 30 minutes while I used to power for running my electric
chain saw to cut up some logs. Normally, when I shut down this generator, it
will backfire or post-ignite in the muffler, after the engine comes to a
stop. With the acetone, the generator shut down without the backfire in the
muffler this time.
I will be driving to Florida in a few days and this will be a great
opportunity to test the mileage results on a long trip with a lot of sample
As an aside, I am interested in any ideas for improving the aerodynamics of
the '98 Explorer, so as to have less wind resistance at highway speeds.
Reducing wind drag can make the most difference, as a significant portion of
engine output is used counteracting drag. I have the stock Explorer, and am
wondering if there are any simple modifications that can be made to reduce
turbulence and drag. Has anyone got any wind tunnel test data for the
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That's a good question. Here's some more:
How does it react to plastics, like the plastics in fuel pumps, fuel tank
baffles, fuel injectors, filters, in tank screens, Ect.
What does it do to fuel lines I wonder?
What about o-rings on fittings and injectors?
What about O2 sensors?
I personally think your crazy to put acetone in your fuel without knowing
the effects (if any) to all these parts. Maybe the small amount you use
won't hurt at all? I don't know...Do you?
:D Experimenting with acetone in my 2001 Explorer 4.0 Liter. At 3 oz
to ten gallons of gas - no improvement to mileage. Reduced
acetone to 2 oz per
ten gallons of gas and mileage went from 16 -17 to
20 miles per gallon. Filling
the fuel tank up to the neck every time,
at the same fuel station, at the same
pump, by the same person has
eliminated some of the variables. One of the best
proofs that the
increased mileage is real, before adding the acetone we could
drive 340 miles before fuel light would come on and it would take 20
gallons to fill the tank, now we go 400 miles before the light comes
on and it
takes 20 gallons to fill.
I tried acetone and I believe it is a safe and
worthwhile product for
improving fuel economy. T Hanson :D
Why does acetone boost fuel mileage. Does it ultimately wear te engine
Need comments on this. Maybe I should try this on my Crown Vic?
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