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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

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Acetone is great .... for cleaning up oil based paint on your hands. I keep a can of it in my garage ... for cleaning oil based paint off my hands. I worked in a paint factory for 2 summers during high school. We used acetone... to take paint off our hands.
What do u use acetone for?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:38 AM
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

As a clean-up solvent... and as others stated, paint remover.


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Old 03-20-2012, 06:42 AM
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

Working in a shop enviroment, acetone is great for cleaning up certain metals. I also use it in my special marinade for beef occasionally. It cleans out people pretty good too!
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What do u use acetone for?
This why we now have locking gas tanks.
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

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Pouring a highly flammable solvent into your tank to ruin your engine..
That sounds a lot like gasoline.

Plenty of fuel system cleaners use acetone.
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

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Pouring a highly flammable solvent into your tank to ruin your engine..

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That sounds a lot like gasoline.

Plenty of fuel system cleaners use acetone.
lol! im glad someone else caught the comedy in that as well.
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

from a decade or so ago I am known to mix toluelene. it is a paint solvent. It was done in very limitted quantities ( i think I am talking less than a gallon to 20 gal of gas). the goal is to get higher octane... octane boosters off the shelf raise the number by .1 or something miserable. race fuel was not always available so I had tolulene in my trunk... i was running 20 psi+ of boost. with the corn juice widely available I am able to run E85 without worrying....
I would not put it in the Hemi. you don't even need premium...
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

Hey All,

Yeah, that statement surely did not come out right there... It was comical and I stand corrected.


But I think that you knew what I meant to say.

Yes, gasoline is a highly flammable solvent, no doubt...

But, my thought process was simply treating gas as the fuel necessary to make our engines run.

And acetone, as the solvent used to clean-up oil-base paint projects or even nail polish remover.

And the questionable addition of the acetone to our engine's fuel system without some serious consequences to the performance & longevity of the engine or its parts while probably voiding a warranty.

In addition, fuel system cleaners may even have acetone in them but they also have other chemicals & ingredients in them that in conjunction have proven as positive additives to modern engines.


My point was that the addition of acetone, albeit in small quantities, to our modern engine's fuel system just to add some mpg's has not been proven and is an unquestionable crazy myth at best!

So, IMO I'll just stick with straight gasoline and whatever mpg's I get from it.
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

Get a Methanol/Water injection system and run the nozzels to the intake manifold. I used to run an Aquamist HFS-3 on my BMW with x4 1.0mm jets. It greatly increased power (octane bump to run more advanced timing), cooled cylinder temps/IAT's, and cleaned off my valves. It's only like $3 a gallon and the side affects of increased power was better MPG. I would highly advise not putting acetone into the engine. Methanol, and acetone, is corrosive to aluminum......it's best left out of the fueling system and sprayed directly into the cylinders.
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Re: Adding Acetone to increase MPG

I was just about to mention what it does to aluminium.
Turns it white and pitted very fast.
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