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Old 02-11-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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I use tolulene occaisionally when it gets real cold here to avoid any knock. I know many people use this and I don't really see any problems with using it infrequently.

My question is this... I have a can of 100% Virgin solvents that contains, in order, Tolulene, Methyl Alcohol, Acetone, N-Heptane, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene. Are any of those ingredients "BAD" to use in the gas tank? I am not worried about the cats it is not a concern. This stuff is cheaper then straight Tolulene or Xylene and I can get it at my job supply store.
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:16 AM   #2
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you might want to check a MSDS sheet for acetone because i think it'll be pretty harsh on plastics. Let alone the fuel filter.

I don't know enough about the other chemicals to say anything other then research there effect on things like gas tank material, pump material, lines, and injectors. Sorry i can't be of any real help.

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Old 02-12-2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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you might want to check a MSDS sheet for acetone because i think it'll be pretty harsh on plastics. Let alone the fuel filter.

I don't know enough about the other chemicals to say anything other then research there effect on things like gas tank material, pump material, lines, and injectors. Sorry i can't be of any real help.

robert
I just found an Ethyl Corp slide show on MMT after getting a bad tank of gas. I think it was due to a problem with a single nozzle pump computer. The clue I recall was the lack of decimal points on the $ and Gallons LCD.

I went with 0 - 60 Prestone to get the knock out (TXS stg 2 UTEC + TXS TMIC for 93 octane. The MMT may help at the front of the core of the two catalysts in the system by slowing phosphorus degradation.

Ethyl shows the build up of Phosphorous after 100,000 miles was 4 wt % without MMT and 1.7% with MMT.

The inefficiency figures for the C, HC and NOx show about 1/3 reductions with MMT.

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Old 02-12-2004, 08:46 AM   #4
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I forgot to add that the Prestone stuff is under 5$ at Walmart for a pint. It worked with dilution of the bad gas with two 7 gallon addition dilutions with 93 octane Amoco. Total gasoline was roughly 30 gallons with 2 bottles of the 10 point MMT solution.

I am going to continue the tests at one and then at 1/2 bottle tank additions to Amoco 93 for a while. Then taper back to none for a while with just Amoco 93. I have a feeling it may curb the catalyst inefficiency code I get once in a while.

I have an OBD-2 tool and MD is plug and test State, but I am still interested in catalyst efficiency anyway.
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