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Thread: Acetone

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    Acetone

    I have added 2% to a few of my 4 wheel things with mixed results, some get better milage some don't.
    Has anyone tried it with a motorcycle? On a dyno??

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    Re: Acetone

    Why would you want to do this on the XX?

    If you're primarily after better mileage, there are likely better ways to go about it.... 18T front sprocket, a more discipline throttle hand, etc...

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    Re: Acetone

    First of all the acetone in fuel thing is a total myth (read that B.S.) Second, the first time you spill some on your tank you will really wonder why you bought into that.

    Mr. Hemi.
    You know you are vintage when someone says "Back in the day" and you can dispute their facts.

    Cave' Adsum.

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    Re: Acetone

    I haven't tried this on the XX, but did experiment with it on my Jeep Grand
    Cherokee a few months back. I keep track of the fuel use with all of my
    vehicles, so I had data from which I could draw comparisons. I tried various
    dosing levels for a few tanks and checked mileage after each. As far as I
    could tell from the data, acetone had absolutely zero effect on gas mileage.
    I had to conclude, as mentioned above, that it's a total myth.

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    Re: Acetone

    CH3COCH3 = Acetone. A little carbon, a little oxygen and a little hydrogen. Pretty low energy content and won't release anything when it cracks that will improve combustion. It is miscible with water and might help you get some out of your gas tank. The rub is that it attacks most polymers which include your fuel pressure regulator diaphragm and the O-rings sealing your injectors. You carbed bike guys don't get off that easy either as your floats are made of a polymer.

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    Re: Acetone

    I wouldn't put acetone in any of my gas tanks.

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    Re: Acetone

    Leave the acetone for bodywork paint prep and for removing your nail polish.


 

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