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Old 08-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default acetone in gas increases gas milage?

hey so i lately ive been reading up on little things here and there i can do to help bump up my milage. I fell across a few sites and forums that said a small amount of PURE acetone will help increase gas milage. now normally, i would test it out and report back, but i run methanol injection as well and dont want to run the risk of messing something up. anyone else hear or read up on this?

why would it or wouldn't it be a bad idea? thanks for your input
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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That ones been out there a long time. I tried it several years ago, it cost me a fuel pump and set of injectors and did NOT increase my mileage. Give it a try, maybe you'll have better luck but I doubt it...
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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Yea I have heard it too, as well as people trying to use it to increase octane. I think as harsh as acetone is that if you run it consistently it will damage something no doubt.
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There are calculations out there for increasing the octane, but you need to be cognizant of potential cylinder wash using too much.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #6
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hmm seems riskier than i thought. well ill try it on my camry first and see how that goes. If all turns out good, then ill think about putting some in the subie
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toulene, which is a paint thinner does the same thing and less harmful to your car.

http://www.elektro.com/~audi/audi/toluene.html
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toulene, which is a paint thinner does the same thing and less harmful to your car.

http://www.elektro.com/~audi/audi/toluene.html
damn that was really helpful. thanks!
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #9
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with the bigger turbo, you should get better MPG than stock if you stay off boost..

plus, don't expect toulene or anything to increase your MPG by much, it most likely won't make a difference to your wallet. the primary use of toulene is to raise octane.

if you're driving conservative, your mpg shouldn't be THAT bad... maybe you have a problem some where else.
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