Has anyone here ran Acetone in their fuel tanks? The "max" ratio is 3 ounces per 10 gallons of gas or 2 ounces per 10 gallons of diesel fuel.
No! All the research that I have done says that researchers have soaked o-rings, diaphrams, fuel line, etc.. in different concentrations of Acetone/Fuel for years with no ill affects. The 3 oz. to 10 gal. ratio is so minimal that it will not affect anything. Most of the false claims have been based from the petroleum companies. You can gain anywhere from 15% to 35% in mpg!BigD_N_Cherokee said:Is there any threat to making the o-rings, hoses, seals, etc.... in the fuel sysem brittle? I would hate to have my diesel pickup start leaking because of something I put in the tank.
I saw the same thing on Myth Busters! I even found various articles on the internet that it was inaccurate. Heck, I even watched Myth Busters must the myth of "robinhooding" and arrow. I lost a great deal of faith in that show after watching that archery experiment, I could have done a more accurate experiment with my 7th grade students.2.5SHOT said:Watched Mythbusters a while back,They tested acetone along with some other "miracle" Milage boosters. They could'nt get any better milage from any of them.
I use acetone in my water torch alcohol canister, I assume to make the alcohol fume better.One thing you must learn....*anything* you ADD or do to your present fuel system will NOT affect your gas milage.
Acetone is a very slow burning additive. The purpose is to change the surface tension of the gasoline to allow for better vaporization at ignition. Supposedly, it can increase emissions a great deal too because you have less raw fuel ppm being expelled.
The higher the octane gas, the cooler the "explosion" within the engine. Higher octane (anti-knock index) gas burns slower. Every vehicle is different, some get better fuel mileage with premium vs. regular gas, some don't! Your owners manual will specify what fuel yur car requires. My truck gets absolutely no difference in mpg between premium and regular.BigD_N_Cherokee said:I get better mileage in my toyota avalon with premium gas than i do with regular. Why is that?
I agree! The info would be based on an average of maybe 5-6 tanks. My truck consistently gets about 325 miles per tank (25 gallons).DwayneR said:Just be aware, that Gas Milage varies by every tank.
One tank isn't going to say a whole lot.
30,000 is old school standard plugs. Todays vehicles with Platinum or Iridium plugs are good for 85,000 to 100,000 milesdoctariAFC said:and replace the spark plugs every 30,000 miles or less and you will keep that engine running at about as peak economy as you can get it.
I know, but I don't like running any longer that 45K or 50K on any spark plug. Hell, they're still cheap enough to change every 15K! Plus, they make for great sinkers in the Lower Niagara River (joking...)heilman181 said:30,000 is old school standard plugs. Todays vehicles with Platinum or Iridium plugs are good for 85,000 to 100,000 miles