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Old 11-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #21
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A friend of mine did the math on a Prius and figured that getting a hybrid for the extra money was not worth it - cheeper to just buy gas for a non-hybrid car and you can get a lot of gas for the extra $$ that the Prius will cost you.

3 oz of acetone cost me 32 cents and if I get 1 mpg more per 10 gallons then it saves me 1/4 of a gallon or 2.50/4 - 3.00/4 or about 62-70 cents. I think I get more than a mile per gallon with the acetone.
IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT SAVING MONEY.

Empirically, it's good to use less fuel--period. We're at war w/ the people who have all of the oil. They have jihad against us. If I couls spend a few bucks to stretch my mileage a little more, I would.

I've read that acetone is really bad for your rings, though. Save fuel, wreck engine.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:20 PM   #22
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IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT SAVING MONEY.

Empirically, it's good to use less fuel--period. We're at war w/ the people who have all of the oil. They have jihad against us. If I couls spend a few bucks to stretch my mileage a little more, I would.

I've read that acetone is really bad for your rings, though. Save fuel, wreck engine.
Why would it be bad for your rings? That makes as much sense as people saying that acetone will increase mileage 40%,

That said, who started the war and who's buying the oil. It sounds like we're guilty on both counts.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:27 PM   #23
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WD40 also said to give 2-3 mpg.
My question is, at a cost of $15 a gallon, what am I really gaining here?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #24
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My question is, at a cost of $15 a gallon, what am I really gaining here?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:17 PM   #25
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Why would it be bad for your rings? That makes as much sense as people saying that acetone will increase mileage 40%,

That said, who started the war and who's buying the oil. It sounds like we're guilty on both counts.
I can't say why, myself. Ive read about everything from damaged rings to damaged fuel pumps on the various enthusiast sites I regularly visit. The acetone debate is usually met w/ mockery and skepticism as well as many claims of engine damage.

I guess Mythbusters got worse mileage with it.

http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2006/05/e...onspiracy.html

But that'll get discounted as "pop science"


I'll stick w/ plain ol' gasoline, careful throttle inputs and 67mph on the freeway.
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