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Old 03-24-2005, 03:54 PM   #31
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I honestly can't see how the relatively tiny amount (maybe 5 ounces to entire tank) would have any affect on plastic parts. Gasoline ain't exactly Palmolive dishwashing liquid itself (y'know "you're soaking in it")

Heck, fingernail polish remover used to be pure acetone with maybe a little dye in it for that "girlie" look, and my mom and sisters used to go through that stuff like water. As far as I know, thier fingers and nails are still there.

Granted, you don't wanna store the stuff in an old milk jug, but I have a hard time believeing that the tiny percent you'd run through your system according to the mix suggested would cause any harm.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:10 PM   #32
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I say go for it John.... you're an adult with a job, you can always buy a new car when this one melts in a year


But seriously, I'd have to agree with you. Remember, all we're doing here is testing this theory. I don't see how a few ounces of acetone in a couple tanks of gas could do any lasting damage. We just want to know if it affects mileage or not. Further use after the testing period is totally at your discretion, but I'd say using it for a few weeks or a month is safe enough for a trial run.

EDIT: Heck, why am I trying to convince others to do this? I'll try it, too!
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The thing that concerns me also is long term.. if it improves MPG.. then a lot of people will tend to make it a ritual to do this @ each fill up.. but how would that affect it? thats the main question I'm concerned about.

I have used Naptha once a month or so.. and it'* been great ( minus winter.. been too lazy ).. I will see how I feel this weekend if I feel brave enough to try it or not.
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I say go for it John.... you're an adult with a job, you can always buy a new car when this one melts in a year


But seriously, I'd have to agree with you. Remember, all we're doing here is testing this theory. I don't see how a few ounces of acetone in a couple tanks of gas could do any lasting damage. We just want to know if it affects mileage or not. Further use after the testing period is totally at your discretion, but I'd say using it for a few weeks or a month is safe enough for a trial run.

EDIT: Heck, why am I trying to convince others to do this? I'll try it, too!
"Honest, dude, it'* safe! Go for it!!" *sniccker, snicker* sucker!!

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"Honest, dude, it'* safe! Go for it!!" *sniccker, snicker* sucker!!

Hee hee.. if you can't beat them.. melt them.. lmao !!!
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Argh, we must be a bunch of crazies....
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You were the kid, up on the roof of the house, handing his brother an umbrella, saying "Go for it Billy!", weren't you???
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Little sister...... "Go for it, Sarah!"

It'* amazing she'* still sane after our childhood together.
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It doesn't seem to me as though the acetone should affect too much other than the chemical makeup of the gas a little to combust more completely. With the ratio of gas to acetone the acetone would mix with the gas and all properties of it will be non-existant except for that change it does to the gas. So basically due to dilution it should cause no harm (and if it does it would most likely take ages) and it should affect the pre-combustion. Just my $.02 on it.
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It doesn't seem to me as though the acetone should affect too much other than the chemical makeup of the gas a little to combust more completely. With the ratio of gas to acetone the acetone would mix with the gas and all properties of it will be non-existant except for that change it does to the gas. So basically due to dilution it should cause no harm (and if it does it would most likely take ages) and it should affect the pre-combustion. Just my $.02 on it.
So you believe it wont cause KR since the gas maybe a lil more volitile? ( like running a lower octane? )
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