Re: Taurus 2002 SEL wagon and acetone in gasoline ... 14% increase
"RS" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
> Last week I just became aware of the "buzz" on the net about 1~3 oz. of
> acetone per 10 gal. of gas.
> Because my Google searches did not show any documented damage from this
> experiment (just lots of fears ... 2 mechanic friends I asked said they
> wouldn't try it) ... anyway I decided to try it in my 2002 Taurus SEL
> It didn't make intuitive sense to me that a 1/640 or 1/1280 dilution of
> acetone would present much in the way of attacking the rubber and plastic
> components ... I had not come across any posting by anybody saying that
> happened to them ...
> Anyway, I have a running fuel log for the past few months for comparison
> purposes. Based on my highway trip (approx. 400 km.) last weekend,
> on approx. 1 1/4 oz. acetone per 10 gal. gasoline, upon topping up my fuel
> tank when I got back, I saw that I had achieved approx. 14% increase
> other typical highways trips I've documented.
> Just wondered what others here think of my findings ... and the whole idea
> in general ...
I don't think one trip with the acetone is enough to base any stats on. I
can get 15% better or worse mileage just by changing fuel brands (23 vs.
27MPG on a 600 mile trip. The 23MPG was from running 83 octane Enmark gas,
and the 27 was from 83 octane Amoco.). I would think a 6-12 month log with
varying trip distances, weather conditions, brand and grade of gas, etc.,
would make for a better judge of whether or not the stuff works as claimed.