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putting acetone & xylene into my tank
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putting acetone & xylene into my tank
i read in several places (here, and smartgas.net) that these two ingredients can help your fuel economy quite a bit.

i'm planning on starting with 3oz acetone&3oz xylene per 10Gal. of gas.

1. If i'm going to be doing this, is it necessary to also put a 3rd ingredient into the mix for better lubrication?

2. I'd like to replicate the HAFC covalizer. i'm not sure if the hafc mix is mainly, or entirely acetone & xylene. Does anyone know if there's a 3rd ingredient, and what percentages do they use??
(Isn't a winning solution like theirs what w should attempt to replicate?)
Thanks everyone
(This post was last modified: 05-07-2009 09:41 PM by fixityourselfer.)
05-07-2009 01:02 PM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
I use 2 parts acetone, 1 part xylene, and 1 part 2 cycle engine oil. Use 3 oz. of this mix to 10 gallons of gas.
05-07-2009 05:33 PM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
(05-07-2009 05:33 PM)Alttech Wrote:  I use 2 parts acetone, 1 part xylene, and 1 part 2 cycle engine oil. Use 3 oz. of this mix to 10 gallons of gas.

1. may i ask , why do you use 2parts acetone to 1 xylene as opposed to 2parts acetone to 2 parts xylene? did you find the 2to1 ratio to work better?

2. when mixing in 2 cycle engine oil, does the oil need to be synthetic?
thanks alot everyone
05-07-2009 06:46 PM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
I found the information here: http://www.ehow.com/how_2284256_own-octane-booster.html
I think I found the link on this forum. I have tried others, including the covalizer, and this gets the best results. They say to use synthetic 2 cycle oil, but I use the regular, it's what I had on the shelf, and it seems to work fine.
05-08-2009 04:09 AM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
Hello,
I have had great sucess with 2oz. acetone in 10 gallons of gas. I've used almost 3 gallons of acetone in my minivan and truck (plus others's cars). The best increase I've obtained is 4-5mpg in a '94 voyager (17mpg to 21-22mpg). That's before hydroxy.
I haven't used xylene. I don't know if it would improve the mpg beyond the gains I've gotten already.
I've tested higher and lower acetone rates, without getting it any closer to be about right. 2oz. seems to be my best ratio.

Peace,
05-10-2009 08:23 AM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
(05-10-2009 08:23 AM)BMHALL Wrote:  Hello,
I have had great sucess with 2oz. acetone in 10 gallons of gas. I've used almost 3 gallons of acetone in my minivan and truck (plus others's cars). The best increase I've obtained is 4-5mpg in a '94 voyager (17mpg to 21-22mpg). That's before hydroxy.
I haven't used xylene. I don't know if it would improve the mpg beyond the gains I've gotten already.
I've tested higher and lower acetone rates, without getting it any closer to be about right. 2oz. seems to be my best ratio.

Peace,
I can add that 2oz acetone+1 oz xylene /10 gallons is working better then 3 oz acetone. my own findings that is, in a volvo. 37 highway to 41.1 highway.
(at 55mph with tires at 43 psi......i better avoid any potholes lol)
06-02-2009 09:57 AM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
Here's some interesting reading:
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Article:Tru...nd_Ethanol
More info here:
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:A...l_Additive

Bill
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06-03-2009 03:30 AM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
On my 2008 Ranger 2.3L I used Acetone (4oz/17gal tank), with no improvement.

I used it in my dad's 2002 S-10 (4.3L) and he got an extra 3mpg.

Note: be careful using toluene. It can destroy a fuel pump in a matter of tanks if you use too much.
Xylene seems OK though.
06-12-2009 02:15 PM
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RE: putting acetone & xylene into my tank
I really liked this information.

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