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Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
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I read for three months about HHO on Demand, ECU adjustments, Plasma Ignition, Heated Gasoline, Turbo Chargers increasing atomization and all the rest. Then I ran across the Acetone and Xylene, right ups. Again, I read all about these additives for about a month. I just wanted to seek out the actual people who tried it over the Nay Sayers, if you only read the above set of comments, the same two Nay Sayers, continue to defend thier positions, which is honorable. However, the actual, uses are 6 to 1, in ratio. In the 6 to 1 ratio, 90%, found more improvements than others with little to no improvements.
Now, I live in Phoenix, Arizona and my Father in Law, lives about 135 miles south, off Highway 19, south of Tucson, about a flat 135 mile trip one way. Today, I thought I would purchase Acetone and Xylene, from the Ace Hardware. I put in a 1/2 Tank(10 gallons), 4 ounces of Acetone and 4 ounces of Xylene, then fill the rest of the tank up to Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane. The same pump from Safeway’s Pump I have used for over three years. I drove the same one way, 135 mile trip, I have for over three years. All prior trips, this trip took 7.878 gallons. Oh, my 2005 5.3 ltr, Tahoe is mostly used for highway driving. Today’s trip was 6.733 gallons. I filled up on the one way down and again when I returned, 6.699, about the same.
So, an improvement from 15.756 to current 13.432 for a 2.324 decrease. I don’t care about the whys, about the how and if the mileage improved.

For three years the same trip took 15.756 and today it took 13.432, 2.324 gallons less. Now I would estimate about 00.50 cents costs for both acetone and xylene, much more from Ace Hardware then eventually, from a bulk supplier which I will find, later. For now, this is a very simple, try it and like it’s result type of action on one’s part.

Now, I worked in Semiconductor Technology for 30 years, I knew BA, Masters and PHDs, who could take a very good machine and in thirty minutes cause it to be placed on the “Down Machine” list. I come over, with my two year AS degree and thirty years experience, have the machine up and running, in 15 minutes. However spend another 2 hours trying to explain how I fixed the machine to the same people who cause it not to operate. This happen time and time again. For thirty years, I made from $40,000 to $80,000 fixing machines for those who were higher degreed than I. The point is, if a person, wants to make you seem like an lesser person on an Engineering Level, they will, with charts, trend analysis and projections. However I have had the same saying for years and years,

I can fix a machine in 15 minutes that will take me hours to explain to those who broke it.

Said another way

Some discuss the way things are and ask “Why?”
I think about things that never have been and say “Why Not!”

So, the Phoenix to Tucson, 270 mile trip took 2.324 less gallons, whether or not I felt this feeling or that, whether my engine ran smoother or not, that is all a matter of opinion. My Tahoe, with only one change, got from Point A to Point B, then Point B back to Point A, using 2.324 gallons of gasoline less.

I will report, each and every trip, I take, until I go through all the Acetone and Xylene.

Just the Facts, Just show me the Facts!
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06-22-2012 08:17 PM
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RE: Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
So have you done anymore testing with this or not? I see you posted this in June just wanted to know if anything is new or not thanks.
10-18-2012 07:56 PM
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RE: Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
I have run the mixture of 4 oz of Xylene and 4 oz of Acetone, continuously, since june. I have continued to average 21 MPG in my 2005 Tahoe but more importantly, I checked the oil and my oil place, a Valvoline Oil Change Station, told me it was very clean. My performance is as if the engine is new but I have 148,000 plus miles on the Tahoe. I also ran the mixture in my 10 hp Wood Chipper, the performance was incredible and I cleaned the spark plug before I ran the mixture and then checked it after, it was very clean, not black as normal gasoline would have been. The Xylene's octane boost made the engine run as if it was new and this wood chipper is 5 years old.

Enough said, I will continue and since the amount is about $00.50 per application, I feel to save and go, 80-90 more miles per tank, with additional performance is great.

That is all I have to say.

Mark G. Cooper

Phoenix, Arizona
10-18-2012 08:31 PM
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RE: Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
I've been following the use of acetone in gas for years from various people and then it came to the consensus that if you were using Ethanol blended gasoline(even as little as E10) then the benefits of acetone would be negated.

Having said that I decided to try it, BUT, I treated my gasoline with Startron(has many benefits as a stabilizer but what got my attention was it's claims to "cure" the side-effects of Ethanol blended fuel)... first to control the test I ran a few tanks from the local Kroger(piss poor gas in my area, I know in some areas Kroger stations can get better stuff, but my area gets some consistently poor fuel).... the fuel especially makes my car feel noticeably sluggish compared to other fuels.

Then on the third tank I treated it with startron... though I did not notice power improvements nor mileage improvements, I did notice that the idle was much smoother. After two tanks of startron treated gas, I introduced acetone into the mix.

I put 4oz of acetone into my 14.8 gallon tank(treated with startron ofcourse....which supposedly undoes the harmful side effects of Ethanol blends), and instantly I noticed the engine felt more peppy, I haven't done a solid mileage test on it yet, but I see that it's marginally better from reading my gauge and how many miles I travelled this week.

I will add a more richer blend of Acetone in the next tank and report results....so far it's noticeable, but again, that was after treating my gas with startron(since it's hard to find pure gasoline here, plus it's about an extra 40 cents or so per gallon for regular pure gasoline when I do find it).

I also want to try some higher octane fuel to see if it'll make a difference.. if I could find C.P. 100% Xylene I'd give it a try but I haven't found any that I can verify to be pure, what do you guys use?


p.s. I drive a 2005 mazda3 2.0liter w/manual tranny.... and I advanced the ignition timing(hence why I can benefit from the higher octane).
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10-19-2012 11:09 AM
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(10-19-2012 11:09 AM)vtohthree Wrote:  I've been following the use of acetone in gas for years from various people and then it came to the consensus that if you were using Ethanol blended gasoline(even as little as E10) then the benefits of acetone would be negated.

Having said that I decided to try it, BUT, I treated my gasoline with Startron(has many benefits as a stabilizer but what got my attention was it's claims to "cure" the side-effects of Ethanol blended fuel)... first to control the test I ran a few tanks from the local Kroger(piss poor gas in my area, I know in some areas Kroger stations can get better stuff, but my area gets some consistently poor fuel).... the fuel especially makes my car feel noticeably sluggish compared to other fuels.

Then on the third tank I treated it with startron... though I did not notice power improvements nor mileage improvements, I did notice that the idle was much smoother. After two tanks of startron treated gas, I introduced acetone into the mix.

I put 4oz of acetone into my 14.8 gallon tank(treated with startron ofcourse....which supposedly undoes the harmful side effects of Ethanol blends), and instantly I noticed the engine felt more peppy, I haven't done a solid mileage test on it yet, but I see that it's marginally better from reading my gauge and how many miles I travelled this week.

I will add a more richer blend of Acetone in the next tank and report results....so far it's noticeable, but again, that was after treating my gas with startron(since it's hard to find pure gasoline here, plus it's about an extra 40 cents or so per gallon for regular pure gasoline when I do find it).

I also want to try some higher octane fuel to see if it'll make a difference.. if I could find C.P. 100% Xylene I'd give it a try but I haven't found any that I can verify to be pure, what do you guys use?


p.s. I drive a 2005 mazda3 2.0liter w/manual tranny.... and I advanced the ignition timing(hence why I can benefit from the higher octane).


I went to ACE HARDWARE and Purchase Xylene, 1 gallon, can.

The Xylene is Octane Booster, I put it in my Wood Chipper, it boost the RPMs and makes it run like a bat out of hell.
10-19-2012 11:31 AM
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RE: Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
how do you prepare the mix?
10-19-2012 03:21 PM
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how much % increse mpg do you have ?
05-19-2013 10:36 AM
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RE: Actual Test and Results of Acetone and Xylene
Very good and informative exchange .. Thank you!

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