This can be done with late model cars and will not hurt O2 sensors?
The .2 dillution is per gallon?
jacksoni wrote:Have seen this acetone thing in lots of places, seems sometimes works, sometimes doesn't or less so. Mostly impression rather than good A-B-A testing. However, sounds like worth a try with the recent 30cent jump in gas last week. Torquemonster's 0.2% is right at 1 ounce Acetone in 4 gallons of gas. And the folks who push it say nothing detrimental to fuel system. Just don't tell anyone if you go in for a warranty fix melted something. That right T?
Torquemonster wrote:If you want almost free extra mpg - add pure acetone to every tank at a 0.2% dilution. Change fuel filter first, then again after 2000 miles. While many will laugh - you'll be amazed once the crap clears out. I got 6.5mpg out of that trick and more power to boot. No down side except it takes longer to fill up and I need a calculator each fill up... so what - gas is well over US$4/gal here and I save enough adding acetone to take my wife out an extra time every month instead of paying the oil tyrants.
btw despite oil industry paid naysayers - the acetone tip came from a top chemical engineering expert who swore by it and had done so for 30 years. My results are typical not unusual - but it took me almost 3500miles to get the full benefit... that's how long it took to fully clean itself of carbon in my case - usually 2000 is enough. I only gained 1mpg at the start, but the power gain was on first tank.
so when those who do not have doctorates say hogwash etc to real world actual not imagined results - we both share the same opinion of each other on this matter. i.e. we can agree to think each of other as morons.
if that offends - tough - I'm speaking from real world knowlege and experience you are speaking from something you read on the internet and not from real world experience.