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Old 06-27-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone ever heard of adding acetone to your gas tank?

My boss just showed me this video and it claims that adding 1/4 cup of "Pure Acetone" to your gas tank you can significantly increase your fuel economyand it's not bad for your motor. Has anyone ever heard thisclaim before? I'm always sceptical of these types of things. Here's a link to the video.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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i know people who do it to pass emmisions tests but it does run like crap
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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Snopes says false
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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Never heard of it, acetone is a solvent so dont see how its going to improve anything and seems kinda harsh to me.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:13 AM   #5
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true but why would that guy make that video? lol
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:20 AM   #6
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Just internet crap. Plus... one drop of that on your paint... that **** takes off nail polish.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:23 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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My boss just showed me this video and it claims that adding 1/4 cup of "Pure Acetone" to your gas tank you can significantly increase your fuel economyand it's not bad for your motor. Has anyone ever heard thisclaim before? I'm always sceptical of these types of things. Here's a link to the video.

http://www.uselessjunk.com/article_full.php?id=26495
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Acetone will eat away at rubber. It may not eat away at anything in the gas tank itself, but there are rubber lines, seals, o-rings in the fuel system that it will destroy, not to mention eating away at the paint on your car should you spill any on the paint. Acetone is also commonly known as nail polish remover...
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:46 AM   #9
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yup i wouldnt try it, but really is there anything u guys use to improve mpg or performance, ive seen people pour other liquids in the gas tank but are any recommend or good for our cars?
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:07 AM   #10
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I heard if you pee in your gas tank you will get better fuel econmy too! Try it.....

Sorry but when you own a muscle car do you really concern yourself with fuel economy?
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