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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Who is Gonna Try this FIRST?

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Let me know how it turns out....
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Plastic fuel tank ........hummm, whad'a think?
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I have herd of this before. I know of a friend and his father has been using Acetone in his vehicles for a year now. Apparently hasn't had any problems. It makes sense in that it breaks down the surface tension of the fuel. I do that with chemicals when I spray fields. I would like to see some results for diesel fuel. 15 to 30 percent increase in MPG can't hurt now.
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Just go to the other site for ford diesels TDS, there was a group of people over there testing this theory and posting their results. Don't know if they're still doing it or not but would be in the archives.

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I did that in my Chevy gasser and could get a bout 1 mpg better. Put it in my wifes Stratus and got about 3mpg better. It worked for them.

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I have heard of a few guys on the West Coast running this in their Cummins. Haven't heard of any problems yet.
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I ran it in my '98 4x4 12V for a few tanks on the way out to SEMA. It's hard to tell, due to different qualities of fuel, but I think it made a significant difference. Engine sure didn't want to smoke any more. I got close to 19 MPG on one tank of fuel, running 80MPH all day. Since running out, the mileage has dropped back to 17-17.5, still running about 80 MPH all day long.

If I can find a hardware store in Houston area, I'll pick up some more and see what happens on the way back to VA.

Only weird thing is it causes Diesel Power cetane boost to become cloudy.

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I have done a little looking around on this. It seems that it can help but one of the biggest problems I see is that you need to keep a tab on how much you use. It is possible to get to much in your tank and can have a reverse affect. If that happens then I could see a potential for problems. I could be the fears that some people have stated but an once or two to fourty gallons couldn't hert. I was thinking of a way to keep control of the mix but havent come up with one yet other then a fuel pod in the back and pump it dry before you add more. You could then keep the same amount in it. but unless you keep good track of your milage you wont know.
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if it's just one ounce to the gallon or less......why not just add it after you fill up?
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