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Old 08-17-2005, 02:05 PM   #11
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:15 PM   #12
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This is the jeep you are running the acetone in?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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Hi Everyone,

I was just wondering about the acetone. Has anyone tried it? Does it improve performance?

Whats going on with this?
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:02 PM   #14
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I have abandoned the acetone experiment recently. I just couldn't tell whether I was really getting better mileage or not. At times, it seemed as if I were, and at other times not. I need to change the plugs and wires on my engine. They are old, and I think I damaged one wire. Not sure if changing them will make any difference or not.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi say that acetone doesn't work and that it will eat your rubber fuel system components. I'm not sure that they are correct about the fuel system components. I have a great deal of respect for them, but we are talking about concentrations of 1:400, which is pretty doggone dilute.

I wish I had a better way of measuring mileage than by eyeballing the gauge. I just can't tell how much my desire to have better mileage is influencing my perception of whether I am getting better mileage.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:29 PM   #15
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Thanks Eric,

I was thinking of trying the acetone to see if it would improve performance. I have a 671 DD and I would like to get a little more horsepower. I also would be happy with just better gas mileage, even though I'm getting about 10 mpg.
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I don't think acetone will work in a diesel and would not want to try it. If a little too much ether will mess one up I would hate to think what acetone would do. A lot of guys water down the diesel with used motor oil and kerosene mixes. You can probably find some forumlas on the net. You have to be careful doing that though. You don't want to be smoking real bad.
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Thanks BusOne,

I thought I read that acetone worked with diesel but, I'm probably wrong (I've got to quit thinking....Oops, I did about 30 years ago ).

I'll just have to research it further on the subject and see if it would help.

Thanks again for the heads up, I won't do it unless I'm sure.

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i was reading about acetone as a fuel additive last nite, there were reports of acutal vehicles...some got better fuel economy, some got worse....but there was a guy with a VW diesel that claimed he got significantly better fuel economy.....there was also a truck driver who used it in his truck for thousands of miles with good results.
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Thanks, I've been checking and, like you said, some people got better mileage and some didn't. As far as diesels are concerned; all reports have been positive.

Before I start using for my bus, I"m going to have to read more reports (I don't really want to mess up my engine).
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(I don't really want to mess up my engine).
No kidding! I could buy a whole lot of diesel for the cost of rebuilding my engine!
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