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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know how true it is , but I was surfing on a harley web page and found this. http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_acetone/ It's about mixing acetone & gas to get better gas mileage.I'm not a scientist .But from being in the painters union for 19 years I know this stuff is pretty volitile & flammable. I read the article & it kinda made sense to me as long as you don't over do it. Your opinons? Fell free to chime in RRICH. You seem to be pretty knowlegible.
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Re: Better gas mileage

This summer I ran a test on my Twin cam MPI Dodge Neon for 3 months using Acetone.

There was no difference in gas milage with or without adding acetone.

I hadn't had time to test it on a carbed engine so I can't comment on that. It does make a great cleaner though...
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Hummm.... Read the Jeep Creep column, once in a while...
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Or push the search button ...
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What's a "Search Button"? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

Jeep creep?
Is that one of those greasy little guys that are always hanging around the convience store at about 3am? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Better gas mileage

I wouldn't. I'd worry about what it would do to rubber and plastic parts, fuel pump, floats, injector seals etc.



But --- if you really want an improvent in mileage --
VODKA!

When you go to calculate the mileage, drink a few glasses of it first!
If it's better, fine.
If the numbers aren't better, have some more till they are!
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Re: Better gas mileage

Best thing I've found for gas milege is actually FREE!!!! Dead damn seriuos! FREE!!

lay off the skinny pedal! Those that know me, also know that I don't... didn't recognize a speed limit of less than 70mph. well, with the late jump in gas prices and my increased distance to my new place of employment, I started laying off the gas pedal and rarely getting over 65 mph, I've actually gone farther on a tank of gas since. I read/heard somewhere that your car looses 10% ( or somewhere in that range) of it's fuel economy at speeds over 60 or 65.... so far it holds true for my vehicle....
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Look how many times "V"elosity showes up in that equasion I showed. That's how much it effects your gas milage. Much more than just a simple 10%. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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My gutter truck is a 93 chevy 3500. Machine & tools probably tip the scales a little over a ton. It gets 6 mpg so i'm trying to squeeze all I could
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