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Yup. That's right. I swear by it! Performance feels better, and I get anywhere from 3 to 5 miles per gallon average better, depending on if I am on it or not.

I put about 4 oz per every ten gallons. If I fill up at 20 gallons (26 gallon tank) I put 8oz in the tank afterward.

Here's the supposed science behind it...

Acetone changes the surface tension of the fuel molecules. The acetone ignites at a lower temperature, and burns hotter. Therefore the fuel mixture ignites with less effort, and burns all of the fuel in the cylinder, giving you a cleaner running motor, better fuel economy and better performance. I have been using it for a few years now, and have never had an issue at all. I know it sounds scary, but it's worth it!

http://www.pureenergysystems.com/news/2 ... 9_Acetone/
 
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No Crap! For Real?

I run SuperDuties and Rams...all heavy duty trucks. So I'd be willin to give it a try if your getting those results....


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I had heard this and never dared to try it. My brother tells of a guy that used wayyyy too much. The car ran like a ,,,,,abused monkey, for about half an hour.
Worked at a crop dusting outfit about a hundred years ago and one of the guys would steal aviation gas once and again. The last time he did it, he got way to much and his Vega siezed up on him about five miles from the place. :lol:
 
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Abused Monkey....

I about fell out of my chair laughing at that one......I'm starting to think that the auto-censor has it's own sense of humor... :mrgreen:

Man that's funny....

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Does this perform well with all engines? I've got a 4.0 liter straight 6 in my Jeep that could do with a couple extra mpg's.
 

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It definitely is Scary at first. Less is more until you find what works well in your vehicle. this mix happens to be best in mine.
I stood in the paint section of home depot for awhile before i got up the nerve to try it. Acetone's warning states to keep it away from an ignition source because it is combustible. I finally realized - Duh, so is gasoline :roll:
 

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Lemat... I first got this idea from a member of JEEPFORUM.COM many, many moons ago. Had a 2000 XJ (cherokee) until my wife totaled it. That was the first vehicle I tried it in. The results, IIRC, were a little better in that than in my F-150. The 4.0 did gain what seemed like a boat load of torque. Could have been in my head, but it felt better. Besides, that 4.0 can be driven for thousands of miles on a dry crankcase. Well, maybe not, but they are bulletproof.
 

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GIZ... Not sure how effective it is on Diesel. May be the same principal.

This will work on all motors. I even dump it in my fourwheeler. But, like I said, less is more. Start out with a little bit until you find what works best.
Use the least amount possible that gives you the desired results. Once you hit that plateau, there is no sense in wasting acetone, and possibly overdoing it.

I have read that it is not harmful at all to gaskets or fuel lines.
 

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And that reminds me of the time Rick called and asked if I was doing anything. I am never doing anything important enough not to go with Rick. He came over in his Mustang convertable. Nothing special about it. 302, automatic transmisson, home built dual exhaust, not registered, or insured, cracked windshield, four tone paint. He put brakes on it for a guy and the guy ran into trouble before the job was paid for and, well, he will be back to pick it up in, what, about 6 to 8 years. Anyway,, Rick is a tinkerer extrordinair. He still has his first car. A 1949 Allstate, {Kiaser} with the V8 he stuffed in it when he was in high school. Had to cut out the firewall to get it all to fit. It's not a car to ride in during the summer. As all things Rick, he managed to put together an almost complete nitrous system for the 302. He was missing the activation switch that goes on the throttle linkage to turn it on and off when you mash on the gas peddle. He decided a single dash switch would work just as well. I get in the car and we head down to the straight away a few miles from the house. This piece of road is about five miles long and flat as p,,, well it's pretty flat. The Mustang was doing 70 when he turned the switch on. The rear tires broke loose and the speedometer went to about 120 in about three seconds. I was pushed as far back in the seat as I could be and Rick had a death grip on the steering wheel trying to keep the car in the middle of the road. He left the switch on for longer than he said he was going to, odd I thought because he generaly sticks to a plan. Seems he had misjudged the amout of 'get up and go' the system would have on the acceleration and he was not able to reach the switch on the dash. The little tank had run out of 'juice' before he could turn it off. Pulled to the side of the road to turn around and the smoke coming from the little 302 was so thick, I could not see across the road. We limped it back to his place and pulled it around back. When he popped the hood, we could see the oil had been pushed up the dipstick and onto the homemade headers. The car sounded,,,, bad. He decided it was too late and the motor too hot to do anything that night and would check it out the next day. He got the thing figured out and put some 50wt oil in the 302 and it's still runnung like a champ. An old past his prime champ, but still a champ. And the nitrous system is still on the car but all his gas leaked out right about the time his 20 year old kid had a party when Rick was visiting his brother.
 

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I have heard of this, never tried it myself. I have also heard that a couple of mothballs in a tank will do the same things for your motor. Never tried that one either.
On an unrelated note, teens from long ago sometimes put a gallon or so of kerosene in to a gas tank, mixed with the gas in it. IIRC about a 1:10 ratio kerosene to gas. They'd drive around with the car, deliberately smoking up the path they followed with a thick, black smokescreen.
 

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Geoff, seems very James Bondish, but would probably wreak havoc on today;s emissions control systems. Darn Greenies!
 

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but would probably wreak havoc on today;s emissions control systems. Darn Greenies!
That's what is going through my mind. Wonder how it affects the Cat, O2 sensors, or other emission components. Any further reports form the Jeep forum guys?
 

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The acetone in the gas tank is emissions friendly as far as I can tell. I have never had a check engine light for as long as I have been doing it. I meant the kerosene and smoke screen sound emissions unfriendly...
 

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I know this sounds stupid, but does it negatively affect hoses, seals, anything rubber?

Told one of the guys at work and he went on about it doing so ('course this guy generally knows nothing of which he speaks, so everything is taken with a grain of salt0.
 

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Been doing it for a few years now, not a single leaky hose, seal, or gasket. I know it sounds iffy, especially on an expensive piece of equipment like that. i am in no way trying to persuade people to do it. i am just telling people it can be done. I was skeptical at first too.
I am comfortable with the belief that if a car part is safe exposed to fuel, acetone is just as safe, but that could be me being naive.

There are nay sayers out there. I was almost deterred, but took a gamble, and glad I did. It reminds me of the Sigma stigma!
 

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Lemat...Don't you sleep?
 

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I heard about a gas additive called CA-40 a few years ago.

Very large claims on mileage improvement.

Anybody have any experience with the product?

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Let us know how it goes Kevin...
 
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