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Yes. I've seen an increase in FE 17 36.96%
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Have you had results with acetone.

Anyone who has used acetone mixture and has had success please list mixture, make and age of car.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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Can't remember my mixture, pretty sure it was the suggested ratio. 1992 V6 auto Camry. I also had my coolant boil over for the first and only time.
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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I couldn't tell. The only difference was that it made my idle speed lower. No harm.
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Can't remember my mixture, pretty sure it was the suggested ratio. 1992 V6 auto Camry. I also had my coolant boil over for the first and only time.
Did you stop using it then? Also what kind of increase did you see before and after.
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Yup, it was on a run up the Cajon pass, after that I refilled coolant and stoped using acetone, no more trouble for the rest of the summer. I saw a difference of 2-3mpg over my best trip mpg (~34mpg) up to that point. The trip was hwy with the same distance, same traffic, same weather, and 55mph cruise control. The only problem was I didn't get in enough runs to determine if it was a glitch or if the acetone actually doing something, I also had ~5 miles our of 50 that were street, which could've influenced the results. I've heard it leans out the engine, but that's just heresay until I brush up on my chem... You wouldn't happen to know if your oxygen sensor is titanium dioxide, or zirconium dioxide?
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Yup, it was on a run up the Cajon pass, after that I refilled coolant and stoped using acetone, no more trouble for the rest of the summer. I saw a difference of 2-3mpg over my best trip mpg (~34mpg) up to that point. The trip was hwy with the same distance, same traffic, same weather, and 55mph cruise control. The only problem was I didn't get in enough runs to determine if it was a glitch or if the acetone actually doing something, I also had ~5 miles our of 50 that were street, which could've influenced the results. I've heard it leans out the engine, but that's just heresay until I brush up on my chem... You wouldn't happen to know if your oxygen sensor is titanium dioxide, or zirconium dioxide?
No I don't. I think it's probably zirconium.
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3 oz per 10 G...'87 300ZX na...around a 20% gain...but some part of this was due to easier driving.
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It was inconclusive for me. without a scangauge It makes results very difficult.
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I used it for a little more than a month last year which translates into about a 1000 miles and didn't see any change in FE before, during or after using the stuff.

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It matters that you got some good acetone and that you drive to save otherwise you dont' get an improvement - it allows you to get even better gas mileage with it that without it - it doesn't give you better gas mileage it allows you to get better mileage. I couldn't get past 46mpg until I used it now I get 50-55mpg.
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