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Old 10-10-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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Acetone test complete.

15MPG without acetone.

14.3 with

probably didn't do anything bad or good is my guess


I'm trying 4 oz in 15 gallons this time.....


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Old 10-11-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Acetone test complete.

On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 03:57:19 GMT, "Shoe Salesman"
<someone@microsoft.com> wrote:

>15MPG without acetone.
>
>14.3 with
>
>probably didn't do anything bad or good is my guess
>
>
>I'm trying 4 oz in 15 gallons this time.....
>



I tried it in three vehicles, all of which I have a very good feel for
gas mileage. Two of them (89 S-10 4.3L and 92 Explorer 4.0L) seemed
to lose about 1 to 2 mpg and the other one (99 Mustang 4.6L) seemed to
get the same as always. I used about 2 oz per 10 gal of gas.
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Old 10-13-2005, 00:01   #3 (permalink)
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> I tried it in three vehicles, all of which I have a very good feel for
> gas mileage. Two of them (89 S-10 4.3L and 92 Explorer 4.0L) seemed
> to lose about 1 to 2 mpg and the other one (99 Mustang 4.6L) seemed to
> get the same as always. I used about 2 oz per 10 gal of gas.



Well I have finally had an opportunity to gain a large sampling of data, via
a drive to Florida, with stops in the Carolinas and here's what I found:

I've just gone through my mileage log and calculated the MPG for various
legs of the trip.

The second two legs have the most similar driving conditions, ie., speed and
lack of stops, yet the leg without the acetone got worse fuel economy.
Here's the data:

From NY area, acetone in fuel, avg speed = 55mph

563 miles 22.078mpg

Maryland to NC, acetone in fuel, avg speed = 63 mph

274 miles 24.4 mpg

to Huntersville NC and Columbia SC - avg speed = 65mph, no acetone added
this leg of trip (just residual leftover):

441 miles 19.77 mpg

Trip to Disney World, Lake Mary, FL, Inverness, FL, avg speed = 62mph no
acetone in fuel:

283 miles 18.21 mpg

Most of this trip leg, avg speed = 81.25mph followed by 15 minute backup do
to major accident between tractor trailor trucks. Drug store acetone added,
not 100% pure (fragrance additives in ingredients)

342 miles 19.46 mpg

SC to Raleigh, NC leg, drug store acetone with fragrance, bad weather
conditions, lots of slowing down, accelerating back to speed, avg speed 74
mph:

278 miles 18.28 mpg

As you can see, a wide variety of conditions affect economy. However, the
two most comparable legs of the trip were Maryland to NC and NC to SC west
end of state. All highway driving at speeds chosen for economy.
On the legs home from FL, I chose to drive much faster, as we were getting
anxious to get to NC. We hit tropical storm Tammy on the SC/NC leg, so the
last 200 miles were driven in blinding rain, almost stop and go traffic and
a lot of lane changing and accelerating back up to 72mph, which I tried to
maintain when possible. The breaking and hard acceleration seriously
decreased economy in this case.

My conclusion? Acetone seems to work under comparable conditions, going from
19.77 mpg to 24.4 mpg under identical driving conditions. My vehicle's EPA
rating is 19mpg highway, BTW, so part of the savings is driving technique.
Not bad for a big hulking SUV.


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Old 10-13-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Mark & Mary Ann Weiss" <mweissX294@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>
>
> As you can see, a wide variety of conditions affect economy. However, the
> two most comparable legs of the trip were Maryland to NC and NC to SC west
> end of state. All highway driving at speeds chosen for economy.
> On the legs home from FL, I chose to drive much faster, as we were getting
> anxious to get to NC. We hit tropical storm Tammy on the SC/NC leg, so the
> last 200 miles were driven in blinding rain, almost stop and go traffic
> and
> a lot of lane changing and accelerating back up to 72mph, which I tried to
> maintain when possible. The breaking and hard acceleration seriously
> decreased economy in this case.


Plus the energy required to displace all of that water as you rolled through
it.

> My conclusion? Acetone seems to work under comparable conditions, going
> from
> 19.77 mpg to 24.4 mpg under identical driving conditions. My vehicle's EPA
> rating is 19mpg highway, BTW, so part of the savings is driving technique.
> Not bad for a big hulking SUV.


Interesting.


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Old 10-13-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 18:44:16 -0400, "James C. Reeves"
<jcnospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>
>"Mark & Mary Ann Weiss" <mweissX294@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:Jrm3f.14110$q1.13308@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>
>>
>> As you can see, a wide variety of conditions affect economy. However, the
>> two most comparable legs of the trip were Maryland to NC and NC to SC west
>> end of state. All highway driving at speeds chosen for economy.
>> On the legs home from FL, I chose to drive much faster, as we were getting
>> anxious to get to NC. We hit tropical storm Tammy on the SC/NC leg, so the
>> last 200 miles were driven in blinding rain, almost stop and go traffic
>> and
>> a lot of lane changing and accelerating back up to 72mph, which I tried to
>> maintain when possible. The breaking and hard acceleration seriously
>> decreased economy in this case.

>
>Plus the energy required to displace all of that water as you rolled through
>it.
>
>> My conclusion? Acetone seems to work under comparable conditions, going
>> from
>> 19.77 mpg to 24.4 mpg under identical driving conditions. My vehicle's EPA
>> rating is 19mpg highway, BTW, so part of the savings is driving technique.
>> Not bad for a big hulking SUV.

>
>Interesting.
>

What fuel were you using? Same stuff all the way? If not, the results
are meaningless, as 15% difference in mileage can often be attributed
just to difference in fuel formulation. I CONSISTANTLY got about 20%
better fuel mileage on the Toyota Starlet running Amoco, or Standard
in the North Eastern US than I could get with Canadian gas in the
eighties. I'd go AT LEAST as far on an American gallon of Amoco as I
could on a Canadian gallon (5/4) of Ontario supplied Shell,
Esso,PertoCan (Fina or Gulf at that time) or Texaco.
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Shoe Salesman" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 15MPG without acetone.
>
> 14.3 with
>
> probably didn't do anything bad or good is my guess
>
>
> I'm trying 4 oz in 15 gallons this time.....
>


Acetone could dissolve plastic components of your fuel system and
cause water which might be suspended in droplets to dissolve in the
gasoline.


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Earl F. Parrish


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