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Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

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  • Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

    Howdy all~ Read this stuff. It is very interesting. Seems that an few ozs of acetone mixed in with mix has a great performance and economy effect on internal combustion gasoline and diesel motors. Arguably the throey is correct and it should result in substantially less carbon buildup as well... Any thoughts???

    Link below:

    http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directo...vidual_Reports


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    Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

    Additional link explaning chemistry:

    http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/

    Sam

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    • #3
      Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

      there will have to be a lot more study's before i put it in my tank, boat or car.
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        Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

        one thing that would have me worried .
        even in the article it mentioned Acetone eats most plastics.
        there are a number of components that may get disolved by the acetone.
        Floats, connectors, gaskets, fuel tanks Etc.
        acetone is a completely different animal than gas and alcohol.
        I am sure it may work well but the short -long term effects may be tremendous.

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        • #5
          Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

          Hmmm very interesting. I have an old Subaru i may just try this on. Think I'll wait on the boat motor until further report come out.

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          • #6
            Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

            Acetone is used in finger nail polish remover and is also used as a plastic adhesive. It won't get used in my motors.

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            • #7
              Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

              that stuff'll take the fingernail polish right off the piston crowns!


              8) sorry, just couldn't resist.
              It's all about the tools.

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              • #8
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                Folk- It was merely posted as fodder for thought.. I will be trying it in my Infiniti and my Mitsubishi... I'll let you know.

                As to my 64' Rude 40-HP Lark VI, I will stick to sea-foam for a while....

                But who knows..... i'll report results as they develop. I am off to the hardware store to buy a gallon



                Sam

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                • #9
                  Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                  Will that stuff reduce the effectiveness of the 2-stroke oil?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                    Some serious thoughts here. Sea Foam has been proved effective; have seen no reports about acetone, but have used as a violative solvent in the past.

                    I know it (Sea Foam) contains naptha. So I thought about making my own.

                    Get on www and look up naptha and find half a dozen kinds.....Hmmmmmm. Don't know which one is the right one for the job.

                    After a little thought I decided that I will stay with the proven performer, even it it costs me a little more than I want to pay up front....cause the converse, if I screw something up, could finance cases of the stuff.

                    My 2c,

                    Mark
                    If you are new to boating or have a new boat, a knowledgeable friend could show you how to operate your boat and save you a lot of grief, maybe some money, and maybe your life.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                      I just seen the acetone "myth" on "Mythbusters" and it got BUSTED (they ran an EFI and a Carb engine on a constant load dyno). I've also tried it in 2 different fuel injected vehicals with no noticable gain.
                      87' Kennedy 20' Pontoon....... well some of it is.......
                      3rd Pontoon + integrated transom + strakes just on the 3rd
                      98' Johnzuki 70hp 4 stroke (looking for a Johnson/Suzuki 115)
                      29mph @ 5900rpm swinging a 14x13 Turbo Pontoon1 stainless
                      Freshly overhauled by beefing up and adding more tube to cross member supports, deck extended from 16' to 19.5', Playpen extended from 13' to 16.5', And a new 3/4" deck/carpet/furniture!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                        Originally posted by Kevin
                        one thing that would have me worried .
                        even in the article it mentioned Acetone eats most plastics.
                        there are a number of components that may get disolved by the acetone.
                        Floats, connectors, gaskets, fuel tanks Etc.
                        acetone is a completely different animal than gas and alcohol.
                        I am sure it may work well but the short -long term effects may be tremendous.
                        It mentioned that it will eat cheap plastics. I had a Dodge Colt back in the 80's that got 30+ MPG, Mrs. DanPemby filled her up with the original Ethonhol (sp?) once and it ate through all the plastic in the carb. I THINK most newer cars have solved that problem, at least any that state you can run E-85.

                        One of the reports was from a Subaru owner and has been running it for a while with no adverese effects, so I may just see how it works out.

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                          Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                          Anybody interested in a "Hot Spart Intensifier". Guaranteed to increase performance, smoother running engine, so much better fuel mileage you need to stop every 200 miles and drain off some fuel or your tank will run over. Get a grip folks! People that try this stuff are not conducting scientific studies. Just read them. Add anything to a poorly maintained engine and it will likely run better. "Better Emissions" stated by one person but didn't state how he/she knew that.

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                            Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                            Silvertip
                            You are right, Jut grasping at the perverbial straw here.

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                              Re: Acetone in Mix ~ Improves fuel economy & response in 2 cycle motors

                              I've been doing the 2 oz. of acetone per 10 gallons of unleaded in my 99 Suzuki Grand Vitara for about 3 weeks now...normally using about 1/2 tank per week. Before I was getting 26-28 mpg in mixed town and highway driving...this is very flat country. After I am getting 26.5 to 29 mpg and the little 2.5 L V6 does run quieter. All in all, no noticeable improvement in mpg. I'm getting a little over 215 miles to about 8 gallons of gas...if my little trip odometer gauge is accurate. Probably won't continue this, was just curious and proved marginally right but majorly overstated...like most other gimmics when inflation bites us in the arse. Just my 2 cents.

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