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Old 04-19-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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FOR REAL: Guy Doubles His Gas Mileage

He goes from 17mpg to over 34 mpg!

And check out what adding Acetone does ...

http://www.whoisthemonkey.com/videos...ur-gas-mileage


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it is BS i have tried it and had no luck. On both the focus and my old cherokee actually they both got worse gas mileage.
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Of course it works, and so does using a tennis ball to unlock car doors.
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I wonder what the long term effect on the fuel system are?
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lol, I take it you saw that rediculous video too?
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Been there done that, it works to an extent. Most people don't experiment properly, and have bad results. I didn't get my best results the first time I tried it. Using too much will reduce mileage. Using too little will do nothing. It takes a few tanks of experimenting to come up with the mixture that's right for your vehicle. It works better on lower compression, low efficiency vehicles than it does on high compression vehicles. My mom's Montana saw a 4-6mpg increase. Also, if your fuel is blended with ethanol, it doesn't work at all- this causes a lot of confusion also.

Using acetone and xylene in my Duratec for months did no damage, nor will it ever. Both are less corrosive than gasoline. I just wanted to say that it's a process of experimentation that you have to follow if you want to do it correctly. It can be a pain in the ass, and the most I saw was a solid 2-3 mpg around town in my Duratec. Another FF was testing on both a D20 and a Zetec, and he found that the Zetec did better than the Duratec. Another thing you have to be watchful about is because you're not running your car completely out of fuel every time- your A/X mix tends to increase. When you figure out the proper amount for a full tank, then you'll want to decrease that slightly or eventually your mileage will go down. Of course, it's easy to fix, just run a tank without adding anything. I also recommend doing that after each mix test before you settle on the proper amounts.

Start with a full tank, add 2 oz Acetone mixed with 4 oz of Xylene. You can also add 1-2oz of 2 cycle oil, however I never noticed any effect from this except decreasing the cost effectiveness of the project. Then work your way up the scale slowly by .5oz. Keep the A/X ratio constant, once you find he right amount this way, you can experiment with changes to the A/X ratio.

You will notice things. I did find that at $2.50+ per gallon, it was cost effective in the D20 I drive. At lower gasoline cost, it is just not worth it for a 2-3 mpg difference. The pep is nice, but minimal. Use a long black AT funnel to get the mix into your fuel tank. Do not use a clear plastic funnel as most inexpensive clear plastics will decay from acetone. Use a rag stuffed in the fuel inlet to catch any possible drips- both acetone and xylene will decay your paint. To get portable acetone containers, go to a drug store, and get nail polish remover that is 100% acetone. That's what I used when I went on trips- it's more expensive for the acetone, but you get the container.

No smoking around this stuff. Well ventilated area, etc. Use a glass or metal measuring cup.
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My buddy was experimenting with this in his 4cyl mustang. Boy was he pissed when nothing happened! If you could double your mileage with one thing, everyone would do it
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My buddy was experimenting with this in his 4cyl mustang. Boy was he pissed when nothing happened! If you could double your mileage with one thing, everyone would do it
Your reply tells me that you didn't watch the video.

The guy didn't double his gas mileage with just "one thing."

He did it in steps, using several different methods along the way.

But thanks anyway ....

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Been there done that, it works to an extent. Most people don't experiment properly, and have bad results. I didn't get my best results the first time I tried it. Using too much will reduce mileage. Using too little will do nothing. It takes a few tanks of experimenting to come up with the mixture that's right for your vehicle. It works better on lower compression, low efficiency vehicles than it does on high compression vehicles. My mom's Montana saw a 4-6mpg increase. Also, if your fuel is blended with ethanol, it doesn't work at all- this causes a lot of confusion also.

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Start with a full tank, add 2 oz Acetone mixed with 4 oz of Xylene. You can also add 1-2oz of 2 cycle oil, however I never noticed any effect from this except decreasing the cost effectiveness of the project. Then work your way up the scale slowly by .5oz. Keep the A/X ratio constant, once you find he right amount this way, you can experiment with changes to the A/X ratio.

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This is clearly the most intelligent response on this thread (and probably in this whole forum).

Good Job whynotthinkwhynot!

As for the rest of you, you should take a lesson from him ...
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As for doubling the mileage, it seems to me that the bozo in the video must have done everything possible to trash his gas mileage to start with in order to inflate his results. He went from 17 to 24 mpg by taking the trash out of his trunk, inflating his tires, and a general tune up? What was he running, four flats on a car last tuned up when new 100K ago?

Just a question on the acetone not working with gas with ethanol in it, I thought all US gas contained 10% ethanol? At least all the pumps I see here in NY say the gas contains ethanol...
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