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Acetone / Xylene Additive
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
You worry about your family life, I'll worry about mine.
07-22-2008 04:46 PM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
Zolar1 Wrote:Nooooooooo....not saying that anything is risky.

If you use no more then 10% diesel in your tank, you should get better gas mileage.

Diesel offers better lubricity than gasoline, and has more energy in it than gasoline.

Diesel has approximately 139,000 BTU/gal of energy whereas straight gasoline has 112,000 BTU/gal. and Alcohol has 89,000 BTU of energy. Gasohol is above 100,000 btu/gal.

Diesel adds a little extra umph to the mix as well as a little extra lubrication.

Try 1 quart, then 2, then 3, then 4, then SKIP ONE TANK, and see how it goes. At the first sign of anything you don't like, just top off your tank with gas and you should be happy.

No shooting from the hip here....

I have a diesel VW - can I add it to diesel - what mix would you reccommend ???????
07-22-2008 07:30 PM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
jeremy Wrote:
Zolar1 Wrote:Nooooooooo....not saying that anything is risky.

If you use no more then 10% diesel in your tank, you should get better gas mileage.

Diesel offers better lubricity than gasoline, and has more energy in it than gasoline.

Diesel has approximately 139,000 BTU/gal of energy whereas straight gasoline has 112,000 BTU/gal. and Alcohol has 89,000 BTU of energy. Gasohol is above 100,000 btu/gal.

Diesel adds a little extra umph to the mix as well as a little extra lubrication.

Try 1 quart, then 2, then 3, then 4, then SKIP ONE TANK, and see how it goes. At the first sign of anything you don't like, just top off your tank with gas and you should be happy.

No shooting from the hip here....

I have a diesel VW - can I add it to diesel - what mix would you reccommend ???????

LOL, OK, in your case, put in 2 or 3 mothballs per 10 gallons of diesel.
In WWII, the Germans used it to stretch their fuel supply when the Allies disrupted their logistics support.

The mothballs MUST be made of Naphthalene. No other kind will help you.
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07-22-2008 07:47 PM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
PS, for the doubting Thomas's out there, do some research like I did. In about 6 months, you will know enough to make your own decision armed with the research gleaned.
07-22-2008 07:50 PM
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LOL, OK, in your case, put in 2 or 3 mothballs per 10 gallons of diesel.
In WWII, the Germans used it to stretch their fuel supply when the Allies disrupted their logistics support.

The mothballs MUST be made of Naphthalene. No other kind will help you.
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Would like to try this on my 2001 7.3 powerstroke.... do you know if napthalene & liquid naptha in the cans are the same thing? What do you think about using acetone/naptha together in a premix?
07-23-2008 01:34 AM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
rekline Wrote:LOL, OK, in your case, put in 2 or 3 mothballs per 10 gallons of diesel.
In WWII, the Germans used it to stretch their fuel supply when the Allies disrupted their logistics support.

The mothballs MUST be made of Naphthalene. No other kind will help you.

Would like to try this on my 2001 7.3 powerstroke.... do you know if napthalene & liquid naptha in the cans are the same thing? What do you think about using acetone/naptha together in a premix?
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I'm not sure about Naptha. You have to read the ingredients. The mothballs cannot have anything but napthalene in them or it won't work.
You can try the acetone as well, but I would try one first, then the other with a null tank in between.

You might have to keep increasing the mothballs until you get some results. I have read that you could go as high as 1 or 2 per gallon on some vehicles. Personally, I like to be conservative at first, then work my way up.
07-23-2008 01:59 PM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
Hello all,
I have a new 2008 F250 and Diesel is killing me.

I have a Dr. Performance module installed (working great)
I just started adding Acetone and Xylene. I want to figure out the best combo (amounts) and if anyone else has a ratio that works very well for them.

PS. I am also making a HHO Booster for my truck (SMACK) design.

Thanks!
07-24-2008 03:53 AM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
When someone talks about mothballs in your tank, people cringe with thoughts of having a motor replacement.
This is not so.

Mothballs can aid even gasoline powered engines, as long as you don't overdo it. In the past, mothballs in older engines caused burned valves. With today's modern engines, burned valves are rare due to the hardened steel valves & seats.

Be not afraid. One tank cannot possibly cause harm in such low concentrations.

But, as always, don't believe anything you read on the internet...Hmm
07-24-2008 10:40 AM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
When Louis LaPointe was still writing (he must be really old) indicated
Acetone: 3-5 oz / 10 gallons
5w40 synthetic: 1-2 oz / 10 gallons
for diesel engines. NO xylene.

I read bad stuff about mothballs. But even bad experiences are experience...
07-25-2008 07:36 AM
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RE: Acetone / Xylene Additive
tangomar Wrote:When Louis LaPointe was still writing (he must be really old) indicated
Acetone: 3-5 oz / 10 gallons
5w40 synthetic: 1-2 oz / 10 gallons
for diesel engines. NO xylene.

I read bad stuff about mothballs. But even bad experiences are experience...

Thanks,Its good to hear neg. input to help balance out a plan... appreciate it.
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07-25-2008 05:10 PM
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