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Old 03-24-2005, 10:07 PM   #41
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Anybody actually use this stuff? If we had a guinea pig things would be much nicer around here.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #42
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Anybody actually use this stuff? If we had a guinea pig things would be much nicer around here.
true true.. but nobody wants to spend the money to fix something caused by "I read it on the internet" syndrome..

The out-law has a gallon of this stuff.. I have thought of tryin it.. but again.. comes down to WHAT IF.. it messed up my car.. where would I get a " The Dumb *** believed in as read on Internet" fund ...

It'* been reasoned by previous posts that it really wont' eat anythin up.. my concern becomes KR.. how does this affect octane and stability from pre-igniting.

But again.. I guess it will come down to how I feel this weekend to see if I feel like chancing it.. unless someone else are goin to do it
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I tested the Toluene on my own car for two reasons:

1. It'* been extensively tested by someone I respect (owner of the Water Injection forum I'm a member of).
2. It'* a NATURAL COMMON chemical found in gasoline already.


What is Acetone'* effect on your catalytic converter or Oxygen sensor? Think about that. Get that question answered, and THEN guinea pig it.
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:50 AM   #44
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When I know for a fact I have that parts car.......I'll dump some in. Where would I find pure acetone anyways? Will where do you get your Toulene and what'* the benefit of running that?
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Acetone can be found at fleet farm cheap (although they might still be redoing the whole store, the power tool section was non-existant save for some gift packs of power tools 2 weeks ago).

Paint store, etc.
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It raises octane I read that on a credible site about additives for gas...I think it was 10% 3 points increase...don't take my word on the specific point increase. It does increase octane though. You are right about the sensors I hadn't thought about that, it would seem unlikely but that'* be possible I guess. Also about it wearing plastic and rubber, that'* only cheap plastic and rubber...we're talking cars here it'* higher quality to stand up to the stress of the engine and such.
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It raises octane I read that on a credible site about additives for gas...I think it was 10% 3 points increase...don't take my word on the specific point increase. It does increase octane though. You are right about the sensors I hadn't thought about that, it would seem unlikely but that'* be possible I guess. Also about it wearing plastic and rubber, that'* only cheap plastic and rubber...we're talking cars here it'* higher quality to stand up to the stress of the engine and such.
Toluene raises octane, not Acetone. And don't go by any formula you find on the internet unless it'* from a trusted, tested site. I started at half the starting formula I found listed, and worked my way up over 2 months. It'* complicated, and you MUST log what you have in the tank, as it affects your next mix. If you don't do this, you can get octane 'runaway'. Very dangerous.
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Hrm, this IS starting to sound more complicated than I had previously thought. Plus, I don't have a scantool to monitor KR or other possible side effects. Maybe I'll just leave this one alone for now..... John, you're still more than welcome to give it a go.
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By the way, thanks to all for bringing up the aspects of this test that I hadn't previously considered. We're using this forum in the best way possible: to brainstorm and debate in a courteous manner that helps weed out the good ideas from the bad. Thanks, guys.
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We're using this forum in the best way possible: to brainstorm and debate in a courteous manner that helps weed out the good ideas from the bad. Thanks, guys.


YOU DILL HOLE !!! I TOLD YOU SO

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