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Old 09-05-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Diesel Kleen cetane booster

Hi, I'm not sure if this is in the right area so please forgive me in advance if it isn't. In the Yahoo! group, "pes_acetone", it was suggested that adding 1/2 ounce of "Diesel Kleene" cetane booster per gallon of gasoline could increase mileage as much as 3 mpg. Does this sound like a good topic for an experiment?
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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So what you're saying is to put some of the diesel junk in the old gasoline and trying to boost mpg that way? This sounds pretty interesting, and I think it is definately worth a shot. You just need to talk to Matt about it (I think he might change the testing stuff to make it a little easier) and do like a formal experiment write-up or whatev. It's not really that much work. I'd participate for sure. But in any case, can you get a link to some places selling this or giving information on it and throw it up in the general discussion area? Thanks!
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<p>Diesel Kleen... where can we get it?&nbsp; If it's available at local autozones, etc, it might be a good idea.</p><p>What I&quot;d like to do is have a chart of attitives and list their gas mileage benefits (or lack thereof). &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>One thing I wonder about additives is if all they really do is boost octane or maybe just clean off the injectors.&nbsp; Acetone claims to boost gas mileage by lowering surface tension of gasoline, thus making it more combustable.&nbsp; What is the reason that Diesel Kleen works?</p><p>&nbsp;Oh, I'm going to move this thread to the General Gas Mileage discussion area until we have a formal experiment ready for it.&nbsp; Diamondlarry, are you interested in participating in this experiment?&nbsp; I am going to use a much easier method for this one, so be on the lookout for it.&nbsp; We'll call it &quot;Test method A.&quot;&nbsp; &quot;Test Method B&quot; will be the more strict one that should only be used in the event of something major.<br />&nbsp;</p>
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<p>I purchased my bottle of Diesel Kleene at Advance Auto for $5.18/32 ounce. Below is an excerpt of the post I read this at:</p>
<p><font face="Courier New">This works because the active ingredients in Cetane Improvers is organic<br />nitrates. These are ignition improvers. Think of a thousand small tiny<br />lights of fire as the plug ignites the charge. The fuel simply burns<br />faster.</font><br /></p>
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So does that means it works by lowering the octane and therefore the gas burns more completely and is not wasted?
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I'm not sure, I didn't do so well in chemistry in high school. :-)
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Way to go SVOBoy!

Yeah, I dunno about chemistry, I just know that the difference in octane is how long it take to burn and what not, or at least that was what I was told and now believe. But on to trying to figure out pictures...
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i know that in diesel, cetane is the reverse rating of octane. &nbsp; so, a cetane booster would lower the octane.
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Aha, smart fellow.

So then I guess the benefits would have to be done based on whether or not our cars individually like higher or lower octanes...
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<p>This doesnt sound like a good idea to try on my PT turbo. I use premium. Not going to pay to lower the octane in it.&nbsp; :-)<br />
</p><p>If it does lower the octane then the knock sensor (if your car
has one) will retard the timing&nbsp; and keep the engine from being damaged
from knocks, pings and predetonation. This in turn will lower the
power. But if it does improve mpg then a slight loss of power may be
worth it.</p><p>I tried running reg gas in my car as the computer will
lower turbo pressure and retard timing to save the engine but the mpg
was the same. Surprised me.</p><p>I wish you luck when testing.&nbsp;</p>
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