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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%
56-60% 0 0%
61-65% 1 3.13%
66% or higher 4 12.50%
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #91
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Acetone

I just bought a 2006 Trail Blazer LT...had 27 miles on it....now has 985 and have averaged 19.7 MPG according to the conputer in the vehicle.

I am about to fill the tank and add a mixture of acetone to a ration of 2 oz. per 10 gal.

After I run the entire tank out I will report back and let you know how it went...after that will play with the ratio to see how that effects performance/mileage.

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Hello all, new to this forum, found it through my research on acetone for better gas mileage.

My truck is an '02 F250 crewcab 4x4, with a 5.4 / auto and a short bed. I barely get 9 mpg around town 12-13 on the highway. I filled up the tank with 87, about 24 gallons, and put in around 7 oz of acetone. First tank is halfway done, nothing out of the ordinary so far. I will try it for 5 fill-ups before throwing in the towel.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

Welcome to Automotive Forums Paddy Whacker

In my diesel powered car it took about 1000 miles to notice a difference.

I think that it has to clean some garbage out of the system in the begining, but the cleaner the system the quicker that it appears to do it's job of saving you fuel
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

3 tanks for far, no real improvement, will do 2 more tanks before throwing in the towel.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

I just put 3 oz / 10 gallons in mine and will prove/disprove the increase in mileage claim in a few tanks also.
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:06 AM   #96
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

I am going to try it on my 2000 Chevy. right now I get about 13-14 mpg in the city and about 17-18 hwy. So it will be intersting to see what improvements I see as well
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I just put 3 oz / 10 gallons in mine and will prove/disprove the increase in mileage claim in a few tanks also.
First tank = lower mileage
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First tank = lower mileage
I average 18 mpg for about 8 years now and the range is between 15-20 for short trips. This tank with the acetone has matched some of my worst tanks at around 16 mpg. I do not blame it on the acetone either.

ps I have also done a second vehicle and did not inform the driver,,,,
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Don't drink the Acetone...
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Don't drink the Acetone...
Or the gas either
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Fuel with alcohol in it reduces the effects of the Acetone. Alcohol in gas only improves emissions, gives fuel less power, and increases octane. Alcohol fuel engines burn twice as much fuel to make the same power as petrol fueled engines. Alcohol is shit for a gas additive. It should be replaced with "Acetone"!
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Fuel with alcohol in it reduces the effects of the Acetone. Alcohol in gas only improves emissions, gives fuel less power, and increases octane. Alcohol fuel engines burn twice as much fuel to make the same power as petrol fueled engines. Alcohol is shit for a gas additive. It should be replaced with "Acetone"!
My first tankfull was clear gas, no ethanol. I just got done filling up for my third test and the second tank (w/ ethanol) was slightly above average. I attribute it to 1 hiway trip I took. Still testing,,,,
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

I read the article and do not give much credibility to the author, some parts show a real misconception of what goes on in an engine. His mileage tests (methods) appear to be right in line however to get good repeatabillity and accurate data. He then however claims figures such as twice as much or double or in half or half . This is very puzzling just by a change in fuel brands.
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Re: Boost gas mileage 15-35%

I have not voted yet (as the results are not in ) but I do have a request to change poll if possible. Run the poll up to 100% or more, and then run it negative to 100% or more. I have never posted a poll, but would be more accurate if a number was posted of the exact mpg change.

In otherwords, I have not voted and based on my first tankfull I would vote on the 0-5, yet I actually went down a few percent in mpg. Am I thinking right ?
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