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post #1 of 5 Old 08-19-2010, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Acetone in the gas...good or bad

I just looked up fuel saving additives on google and came across An article about adding acetone to your gas just wondered if anyone has tryed this and what did you think. I know there are some gas additives on the market that use acetone as one of the ingredience but not pure acetone........ does anyone have any thoughts on puting it in the gas tank ???

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-19-2010, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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A link here about it
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directo..._Fuel_Additive

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-19-2010, 05:48 AM
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Why mess with this stuff? Considering the slight but certain deterioration to some fuel system components vs the debatable small benefits it may provide, I won't use it in my vehicles. Acetone is a potent solvent and will soften/dull any painted surface. Plus it ain't cheap. It is very volatile and will slightly raise the vapor pressure of the fuel it's mixed with, not what you want with any evaporative emissions system in hot weather.

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It can be used as a substitute for Nitromethane. It's not 1:1 through 1:1.2. We have used it to make RCcar fuel in the past and to make race fuel for the quads. I wouldn't see it hurting the car with a quart mixed in with a full tank but the cost of it would far off set any gained anything. It is cheaper than nitro fuel by a long shot though.

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I just looked up fuel saving additives on google and came across An article about adding acetone to your gas just wondered if anyone has tryed this and what did you think. I know there are some gas additives on the market that use acetone as one of the ingredience but not pure acetone........ does anyone have any thoughts on puting it in the gas tank ???
Don't !
Why mess with acetone in a street bike ?
I'd be very concerned about any o rings or elastomer materials in the fuel system.
Street fuels for street bikes, and acetone is not in that category.
I also looked at the link you provided, and found comments from a Honda car owner who used it and had injector and fuel pump failureS that were attributed to his use of acetone in his gasoline.

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