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Old 09-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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About all adding acetone will do is act like fuel system cleaner.

Tried this back around 2006 or 2007 (not on my diesel) with a few other people. A-B-A-B-A testing seemed to show a slight improvement over the established base line after the first B test, other than that first B test there wasn't any other clear or seemingly positive result.

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Increase MPG with DIY Fuel Additive

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I own a 2005 Tahoe, 2x4, LT, loaded with every extra except sunroof. I started researching the Fuel Additives, for over a two to three month period. Then I settled on Xylene and Acetone, mixure for my experiment. I went to Ace Hardware, purchased, a Gallon of both. I add 4 oz of each, 8 oz total per full tank, about 20 gallons. I went from 16 mpg to 20 mpg and while the MPG increase, the engine ran with more pick up (148,000 miles) and when I change the oil, the oil is visually cleaner. I suspect that the internal engine is being cleaned with every application and the engine is running better too.

So, I would try the same, 4 oz per 20 gallons of each, total of 8 oz, for each twenty gallons.

One side note, I have a 10hp Wood/Chipper, which I use to chop up tree trimmings, and I put in 2 oz of Xylene, because it had been a while between uses. While using the chipper, when the Xylene, got to the motor, the engine picked up an noticebly increase in RPM, in fact, has to choke down, to even out the running.

Xylene is an Octane Booster
Acetone is a cleaner
Together they will increase MPG, internal Clean the engine and increase torque.

I have been using this formula, for three months and I am very happy.

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I went to Ace Hardware, purchased, a Gallon of both. I add 4 oz of each, 8 oz total per full tank, about 20 gallons. I went from 16 mpg to 20 mpg and while the MPG increase, the engine ran with more pick up (148,000 miles) and when I change the oil, the oil is visually cleaner.
Did you keep a fuel log ?

16 to 20 mpg is a serious increase.
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Fuel logs are for people trying to actually prove something - versus those just stating claims...
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Then I settled on Xylene and Acetone, mixure for my experiment. I went to Ace Hardware, purchased, a Gallon of both. I add 4 oz of each, 8 oz total per full tank, about 20 gallons. I went from 16 mpg to 20 mpg and while the MPG increase, the engine ran with more pick up
I have been using this formula, for three months and I am very happy.

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I used various mixes for close to two years and the mix was very good at making the scanguage read much higher than expected MPG numbers which makes for good pretend time but then when I went to fill up my actual MPGs were nearly the same except in the winter where they were consistantly a real 3% (as far as I can tell) above expected. So the cost of the acetone was not recovered by the imagination gain shown on the scangauge.

If all you want to do is make your scangauge read unrealistically high and not check your real fuel economy acetone works wonders.
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Fuel logs are for people trying to actually prove something - versus those just stating claims...
Dave, i thought fuel LOGS were for keeping warm in the winter!!!!
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OOPS! I meant fuel consumption logs.
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I put acetone, xylene, and chlorofluoro sulphonic acid in my gas and went from 40-something miles per gallon to close to 100 but I forgot to log it. Oh well, you'll just have to take my word for it.

By the way, sugar and human tears are also octane boosters, as well as tomato ketchup.
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