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Old 04-21-2011, 04:11 PM
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Has anyone heard of this? I was oblivious to this until yesterday when a local news station came into our shop yesterday to ask our opinion.;?
I did a quick google search to see if my leg was being pulled and sure enough, people are doing it. My first thoughts were the chemicals in the acetone can't be good for all the rubber fuel lines, and besides i figured ethanol induced problems were bad enough. Any thoughts and has any of you guys heard anything of this.
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Not again!
Old 04-21-2011, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Not again!
Did I miss something?;?
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Originally Posted by hybrid View Post
Did I miss something?;?
The movie.
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best price I could find on acetone was $14 a gallon. thats really going to help your fuel economy
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Not only is acetone more expensive than gasoline, that in itself makes this a myth. But it was actually tested on the TV show Mythbusters and proved to have no truth what-so-ever.

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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Not again!


Originally Posted by hybrid View Post
Did I miss something?;?
Yes

Acetone as a Fuel Additive to Improve Mileage

Better fuel economy

Gasoline and Acetone.

HIGH GAS PRICE SOLUTION MAYBE?

Gas mileage improvment technique 15-35% better mpg
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14.00a gallon, I don't think they are running on acetone..... Bottled water is more than gas.... I think adding a small amount to improve efficiency is the theory ....
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Just drive a right hand turn only route and your fuel economy will improve.

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Just drive a right hand turn only route and your fuel economy will improve.

Jon
That's a UPS driving model. I've been doing it for years not to save gas but to save time in a shopping area I frequent. It is also much safer.
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Has anyone heard of this? I was oblivious to this until yesterday when a local news station came into our shop yesterday to ask our opinion.;?
I did a quick google search to see if my leg was being pulled and sure enough, people are doing it. My first thoughts were the chemicals in the acetone can't be good for all the rubber fuel lines, and besides i figured ethanol induced problems were bad enough. Any thoughts and has any of you guys heard anything of this.

Works best when combined with gas pills and a hydrogen generator as part of a wholistic solution.
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Well...did some reading on it last night and came away a non-believer
I can't get over the fact that the unsuspecting car owner will do anything for better fuel mileage when keeping their car in tune will most likely be their best bet for better fuel mileage. Been so busy at work that it seems i've been in a cacoon for the last few months
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Liquid Dawn worked for years in my 2 stroke dirt bike (has to be the yellow color). The cool thing is that it is concentrated. One bottle made 25 gallons!
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Has about 2/3 the BTU per gal of Gasoline. It will result in less mpg. May get more power if you have a car requiring high test if it increases octane rating which it probably does - ethanol is about the same.
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Years ago there was a movie out where they ran cars on water and acetone / C3H6O. Never saw it again. I guess they got sued.... many engines burnt up.
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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
That's a UPS driving model. I've been doing it for years not to save gas but to save time in a shopping area I frequent. It is also much safer.
You know UPS makes drivers stop their engine at every stop.

But this isn't a thread about UPS or personal driving habits....

Is it.

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Originally Posted by gort View Post
You know UPS makes drivers stop their engine at every stop.

But this isn't a thread about UPS or personal driving habits....

Is it.

???? If you only drive in the right turn only lane... Don't you just go in circles;?;?;?

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