Nov 22 2007 - 08:59 AM
This is the first i've heard of this:
Has anyone else heard of using acetone to improve mileage and reduce emissions? Basically, the science of it says that acetone aids in the vapourization of gasoline and diesel fuel, resulting in more complete combustion.
Nov 22 2007 - 09:15 AM
Yes, I've heard of this.
Mythbusters included this in their episode on things to improve fuel economy. While they are far from scientific, they didn't find any improvement using acetone.
Nov 22 2007 - 09:17 AM
The main thing i'd be concerned about is the acetone's effect on the plastic and rubber parts in engine and fuel system. But it might be interesting for some of you with ScanGauges to do some experimentation.
Nov 22 2007 - 11:10 AM
Good idea. And when your done let us know how your plastic parts are doing.
Nov 22 2007 - 11:22 AM
Try gassavers.org for more info on this topic.