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Old 03-23-2005, 06:15 PM   #21
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Let us know how your gas mileage and engine performance go over the next few tanks. And let us know how wear goes...I don't think wear will be bad. When you think about the ratio it'* so small only adding 4-5 oz. to a tank it would be so dilluted I don't see how it could cause damage.
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Once I get the Acetone (I have some in the garage, but I didn't buy it, so who knows what'* in there) I'm gonna start with 5 oz'*. The numbers on that link make it sound like a good starting point for an 18 gallon tank.

Worse comes to worse, I doubt it would be any more damaging and/or helpful than a goof injector cleaner....
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If acetone did cause damage it would probably take a LONG time to show wear on the engine I would think, especially in such small quantities.
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I was told acetone was a slow burner... thus raising octane...
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I wonder if it'* the same thing as Naptha that I"ve been using.. it'* camp fuel basically.. and from wat I"ve been told is the base of a lot of fuel injector cleaner, fuel line antifreeze and octane booster also... humm.. I'm going to take a look to see if I can find Acetone in a big can @ the local Crappy Tire and farm supply store.. if not.. it'* NAPTHA for me.. hee hee
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I wonder if it'* the same thing as Naptha that I"ve been using.. it'* camp fuel basically.. and from wat I"ve been told is the base of a lot of fuel injector cleaner, fuel line antifreeze and octane booster also... humm.. I'm going to take a look to see if I can find Acetone in a big can @ the local Crappy Tire and farm supply store.. if not.. it'* NAPTHA for me.. hee hee
did some searching.. and it seems Acetone isn't really that good.. it doesn't do what it claims and will actually do more damage due to it eating rubber, plastic and whatever else that may screw it up more then help it out..

I think I will wait till someone here is brave enough to try it before me.. ah well.. back to good ol dependable Naptha
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did some searching.. and it seems Acetone isn't really that good..
Would you care to show us what you found?
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It was another forum bobistheoilguy.com
http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/...c;f=5;t=003059

and one part that pops right up that I never thought of that was mentioned here was an increase of up to 35% MPG ???? thats ridiclously high claim

the thing that worries me is this...
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Back in my misspent youth, I used to use acetone as a co-solvent to keep ethanol and petrol mixed.

Also used Acetone and MEK on their own, at a rate of about 200ml/45 litres (0.4%, just above his treat rate.

Never saw anything...did severely soften a clear plastic fuel filter, which made me very happy that I knew I had a brass strainer in the tank.
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The normal boiling point of acetone at standard atmospheric pressure is 56.5 C
Based on that.. I think it might pre-ignite and cause major KR before it gets to be ignited properly by timing in the combustion chamber.. especially in a */C car.


EDIT: But after much thought.. if you either premix it before puttin it into your tank or pour it in and THEN fill up.. having the gasoline wash it down.. would it be ok? Since it'* also diluted.. it might be alright.. Just wondering if I want to brave it and chance it or wait till someone else tries it. The other tricky part is right now all gas station is running winter gas so obviously the MPG is crap.. so I"m debating if I try this if I will wait till they bring summer gas back or chance that gas stations don't switch to summer gas in the midst of the test giving me false readin that the MPG DID go up but it'* due to summer gas
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Are you sure the boiling point has anything to do with when it ignites? The thing about softening plastic is believable, but I'm not sure boiling acetone will have any effect on its combustibility. Thoughts?
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Its hard to say.. obviously when it gets in it will turn to mist a lot better then gas due to boiling points.. I don't know if it will cause pre-ignition or not.. but its said to be highly volitile so it'* iffy if the heat alone will cause it to pop... but in theory you would think combustable things usually has a lower combustable point when the boiling point is lower when it'* pure.. but I can be wrong

The energy (higher heating values) for the fuels are (kJ/g):
Acetone = 30.9
Hydrogen = 141.3
Motor Gasoline = 46.50

so in theory it produces less energy but the main thing to this is to ensure a full burn of the gasoline itself..
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