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Save some money on fuel?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jakewriter82, May 9, 2008.

  1. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    A link I stumbled on, and then another I found after googling, says if used at the right ratio, Acetone, like paint thinner or nail polish, can considerably make your car more fuel efficient.


    and here


    I'm about as illiterate on vehicles as they come, but has anyone ever heard of anything like this working?

    It also says there's danger of damaging your fuel pump, or the rubber component inside your fuel valve, but there's more people on the first link saying it works pretty well for them.
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Or you can go the vegetable oil, like Piebald: http://piebald.com/environmental.php.

    They put a conversion system in the back of their van and drove around the country bumming the old oil from restaurants fryers. It ended up costing them about a dollar a tank, I believe.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It also smells like the back of a Burger King.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Drive slower.

    Be sure your tires are inflated properly.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Change your oil regularly.

    Don't waste time on acetone as a gas additive. Acetone may tear up the rubber fittings and lines that make up your fuel system, which is why Vietnam has banned it as a fuel additive. The first entry on the Peswiki page with the hed Damages Fuel Injectors and Fuel Pumps should be enough to scare anybody off.
  6. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    and you also void any warranty you may have on your engine or fuel system. So if something goes wrong, be ready to fix it yourself, or pay a garage big $$
  7. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    The funny thing about that is The governator drives around in a vegetable oil-burning hummer but found out that he owed a good amount of taxes on the oil it burns.

  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I rode a few times with a friend who had converted her car to run on vegetable oil. Naturally, it smelled like french fries, but worse than that was that the air in the car just FELT greasy.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    None of the perceived advantage of running Acetone is worth the risks.
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