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Old 05-31-2008, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The acetone test

Well enough of this a-b-a and scangauge speculation as to whether or not Acetone works in improving MPG's. I decided to tackle this problem the old fashion way. I filled my wife's 4-runner up today and secretly added Acetone to the mix. I won't tell her and as you can see by the fuel log, the 4-runner is consistent to within a mile in either direction. A spike in mileage in either direction should put my curiosity to rest, and hopefully yours too ...

My mix is currently 1mL per gallon.

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Old 05-31-2008, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for trying it out. Enough testing by honest people attempting empirically-sound comparisons should eventually pay off. I'm betting there is no "ace" in acetone.
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Well I need to put my own curiosity to rest too. I did see a spike in my mpg's when I did it, and no other mod has delivered such a change since. I muddied my test by adding different mods and practicing known techniques, that why this should be an honest test.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well I need to put my own curiosity to rest too. I did see a spike in my mpg's when I did it, and no other mod has delivered such a change since. I muddied my test by adding different mods and practicing known techniques, that why this should be an honest test.
Unless weather conditions are different.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No matter what the weather, that truck has hit 18-20 mpg consistently since we bought it ... the 20 comes from hwy driving, obviously the 18 in the city. My wife drives real consistent, I just haven't shared any techniques with her yet. So there at least is no chance of a placebo effect with this tank.
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No matter what the weather, that truck has hit 18-20 mpg consistently since we bought it ... the 20 comes from hwy driving, obviously the 18 in the city. My wife drives real consistent, I just haven't shared any techniques with her yet. So there at least is no chance of a placebo effect with this tank.
thats why i'm waiting to hear
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1mL per gallon? That dont sound like much to me... Ive heard of people dumping in whole cans of the stuff.
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The guys over on the Explorerforums were talking about Acetone awhile back. Here's a link to the post in question.

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...hlight=acetone
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1mL per gallon? That dont sound like much to me... Ive heard of people dumping in whole cans of the stuff.

Which is why not many are getting results, my initial dose for the vibe was 1 mL per gallon and it got me a 4mpg boost supposed ... after doing a ton of research on volume the most I had heard and still getting gains was 1oz per gallon which is like 30mL. So i figured I would start off safe and see what the results tell me. Because of its corrosive nature to much acetone in the mix will not only be wasted because it can no longer bond with gasoline (Supersaturated mix) but then could easily begin corroding anything and everything that can be affected by it.

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