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Acetone in the gas? +++MPG!
thumper Offline
Posting Freak
#1
So an older man that works with me is a well known mechanic in my town. In fact he owned his own shop for years. Well see, this man was telling me earlier that if you put 2 oz of acetone per 10 gallons of gas in your gas tank, you'll increase your MPG by 25%.

I know, I don't believe it either. He says he read it in a well known farming magazine, I forgot the name. Also, he's had friends attest to it.

So I guess I'm just wondering if you guys had heard of this. The only way I can see it helping--if at all--is by cleaning deposits out of the fuel system. Aren't injector cleaners mostly acetone anyway?

On a side note... his buddy that accomplished said results with this method mentioned that fingernail polish remover used to be a $1 at WalMart. Since he, and WalMart evidently, had discovered the potential of this mostly acetone product, the price has doubled to $2. Big Grin COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT! :p
A.K.A. Corey Bennett

1988 TC: white, all options, 5-speed swap, K&N cone filter, "Ranger" roller camshaft, .60/.63 T3, NXS (Gillis-style) Boost Valve, Bosch BOV w/ check valve, Stinger 3" with axle dump (18" glass pack), 95A 3G

Some pictures: http://s639.photobucket.com/albums/uu111/cbennett4041/
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#2
I tried it three years ago in the 4.6 Grand Marquis on a trip... Improvement??? Exactly ZIP...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
Total BS. Often, people will drive easier after trying one of these "gas saving tricks", which results in improved MPG.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Nsw Offline
Senior Member
#4
this was also tested on myth busters. The acetone actually lower MPGs slightly
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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thumper Offline
Posting Freak
#5
I thought it sounded familiar! I remember that epidose now. Did you see how they got that diesel to run off straight cooking grease? I think it was a different episode, but still. Very cool.
A.K.A. Corey Bennett

1988 TC: white, all options, 5-speed swap, K&N cone filter, "Ranger" roller camshaft, .60/.63 T3, NXS (Gillis-style) Boost Valve, Bosch BOV w/ check valve, Stinger 3" with axle dump (18" glass pack), 95A 3G

Some pictures: http://s639.photobucket.com/albums/uu111/cbennett4041/
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thumper Offline
Posting Freak
#6
Episode would be the word of choice.

We'll leave the "epidose" for those with allergic reactions... Wink
A.K.A. Corey Bennett

1988 TC: white, all options, 5-speed swap, K&N cone filter, "Ranger" roller camshaft, .60/.63 T3, NXS (Gillis-style) Boost Valve, Bosch BOV w/ check valve, Stinger 3" with axle dump (18" glass pack), 95A 3G

Some pictures: http://s639.photobucket.com/albums/uu111/cbennett4041/
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