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0-5% 9 28.13%
6-10% 3 9.38%
11-15% 2 6.25%
16-20% 1 3.13%
21-25% 2 6.25%
26-30% 1 3.13%
31-35% 6 18.75%
36-40% 1 3.13%
41-45% 1 3.13%
46-50% 0 0%
51-55% 1 3.13%
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #166
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

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So if its great, why such a small percetage. If the properties of acetone are so great, why not add more?

What would happen if you ran a tank with only acetone, no gas? ignoring the cost, would it double your power? Double your mileage?

Have you ever heard of "too much of a good thing can kill you?" Well samething here. If you were to run 100% acetone, you would kill your engine. Your engine is not design to run off of 100% acetone.

Second of all.. Acetone will not always increase your mpg or your HP. it will vary be care.. infact it seems to work better for carbs. not much difference in FI engines.

Not to mention MythBusters did a test on Acetone, Tonahoe Covers, Tailgate down.. And they found the Myth busted. In fact the only thing they found that actually works with saving MPG is putting on a net in place of the tailgate. Now understand that they only used one vehicle to test these different approaches. Tests may have been different on a different vehicle.

My point here is that Acetone is not all what it is cracked up to be.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:11 PM   #167
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I'm happy with the results it gave me
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:31 PM   #168
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

I did a test run today with acetone and got a 10% increase. I have a 2007 Ranger XLT with 2.3L 4cyl, auto trans, and a ScanGauge II. The truck has 1600 miles on it so far, and I'm not wild about the fuel economy of 21 mpg avg. I let the rings break in before I started my quest. Today I drove a 37 mile test loop down I5 from one exit to another several miles away, and then back again. It's a generally flat, straight piece of highway in good condition. It had moderate traffic this morning with mild weather, no rain, and no wind. I drove a steady 65 mph both ways. The ScanGauge indicated 22.3 mpg on the first trip. Then I added 2 oz of acetone from NAPA to 12.5 gal reg fuel. The second trip got 24.5 mpg for an increase of 10%.

I'm going to drive out this tank, and try the test again after the next fillup.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

No, when mythbusters tested the tailgate, they proved that leaving the tailgate up was better. the truck drove five miles or so farther than the one with the tailgate down. this is because of the vortex that was created in the bed by the tailgate being down. when the tailgate is up, it smoothes the airflow and the air is not being forced to take weird flow patterns.

as for the acetone, i dont know if they tested it, but i'm willing to be that if they did, they tested it on a newer car that had fuel injection.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:59 PM   #170
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

Okay. I filled up today after 298 miles with 12.3 gal for an avg 24.2 mpg. The ScanGauge predicted 13.5 gal. So, I save a little over a gallon. I drove normally this week - a mix of highway and city, 20 mile trips and quickies to the grocery store, unloaded and fully loaded with lumber from Home Depot. Not bad. A solid ten percent increase. Was it the acetone, or is the truck loosening up? Verdict is still out. I added 3 oz of acetone to this tank. I'll run it out and then refill without next time to see if I take a hit in mileage. This week I anticipate only commuting which is my normal useage. I'll let you know.
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I need to buy a Scan Gauge. I wasn't thinking when I started using acetone, but my mileage went from 20-24 ... the only thing is I also got a howling wheel bearing fixed on the same tank.

I'm more happy with the reduction in pinging and the smoother idle.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

well i'm joining the acetone groupies.
just poured half a bottle of nail polish remover into my tank and filled it to 25 gallons.

probably could go higher percent wise, but i'll start off here.

i was at the grocery store when i figured, what the hell. i'll try it.
i'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #173
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

results:
the first time i drove this route, i burned 13.2 gallons of gas each way.
the way down on the secon time, i added acetone and burned 13.7 gallons of gas.
the way back on the second time, i added acetone and burned 10.8 gallons of gas.

the acetone really helped.
the reason for the poor mileage the way down was that i averaged 75 mph instead of my usual 60.
on the control and on the way back, i averaged 60

it seems to work pretty well.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

not to bum you guys out... BUT

here in oklahoma, buying too much acetone will put you on the suspected meth manufacturer's list.
i understand you are not making meth, you are making mileage, but they are talking about removing acetone from the shelves here.
simply food for thought!
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I tried acetone 1 oz per 10 gallons in my Cherokee yesterday and on a 150 miles I got 22.5 mpg when I usually get 19 to 20. It's day 2 now and I got about 20.3 mpg in 189 miles. The power seems better and it starts up better also.
I'm going to try it in the 1992 Roadmaster soon. I'm looking forward to that.

I've done some research on acetone in the last few days and it seems like the ford trucks and Explorer's do well with 3 oz per 10 gallons and the Dodge Neons and caravans have reported good results.

The results I found reported on Jeeps were not that good. But they all seemed to use 3 oz per 10. I'm hoping 1 or 2 oz per 10 will do the trick.

I'm glad I found this forum as it looks as if many of you are actually trying stuff.

It seems a lot of people claim the best MPG increase claims on long trips. Does acetone evaporate out of the tank quickly? lose efficiency? or am I noticing something that isn't really there?
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1995 Blazer testing (all full tanks and around 300 miles)

Here's my findings on running acetone consistantly and for a long period of time on my familiar blazer and repetative routes and conditions.

18 mpg average over 18 fill-ups 17.33-19.48 mpg NO ACETONE
18 mpg average over 11 fill-ups 16.0 -19.61 mpg NO ACETONE
18 mpg average over 14 fill-ups 15.4 -21.78 mpg NO ACETONE
18 mpg average over 15 fill-ups 15.4 -19.4 mpg NO ACETONE
16 mpg average over 4 fill-ups 13.87 -16.94 mpg NO ACETONE
17 mpg average over 8 fill-ups 15.84 -20.0 mpg NO ACETONE
17.4 mpg average over 4 fill-ups 16.67 -17.83 mpg NO ACETONE
16.5-17.5 average with 12 fill-ups NO ACETONE
18.5 average with 6 fill-ups NO ACETONE
16.43 average with 6 fill-ups NO ACETONE
17.5 with 2 fills no acetone
16.9 with 4 fills no acetone
16.93 with 4 fills no acetone

16.26 mpg average over 4 fill-ups 15.68 -17.2 mpg WITH ACETONE
18.8 mpg average over 4 fill-ups 18.29 -19.68 mpg WITH ACETONE
17.56 mpg average over 2 fill-ups 17.11 -18.0 mpg WITH ACETONE
17.08 mpg average over 14 fill-ups 15.57 -18.64 mpg WITH ACETONE
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99 Venture long term testing

1999 Chevy Venture with unaware driver. Driver was not told about any testing or anything. Full tank refill only and ran about 500 miles each tank.
Actual and computer mpg was compared and these are the computer mpg.

20.3 non acetone
22.2 non acetone
22.5 non acetone
19.7 non acetone
21.9 non acetone
20.6 non acetone
21.7 non acetone
21.8 non acetone
22.2 non acetone
21.3 non acetone
22.26 non acetone
23.3 non-acetone
21.9 non acetone
27 non-acetone
28 non acetone
22.2 non acetone
25.9 non-acetone
27.9 non acetone
20.8 non acetone
23 non acetone
26.9 non acetone


All acetone figures (same 500 mile fill-ups for full tank test)

19.86
22.2
22.8
23.31
22.9
22.3
21.6
20.6
21.3
22.0
22.1


Back to NO acetone

22.4
23.5
23.0
22.5
22.7
22.8
19.8 (ethanol 20-30%)
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

This thread has run it's course since it's inception in March 2005. Time to put it to rest.
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