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Diesel Acetone & Water Emulsification

(October 18, 2005 8:59 PM)


Before using Acetone in a Diesel engine, I would make sure

that you have a filter (water separator filter) that will

remove any emulsified water from the fuel before it enters the

fuel pump or goes to the injectors. I posted several other

messages last week on this and I stated that people with

diesels need to have a water separator. I have learned over

the last week that you can buy a non-standard water separator

filter that will remove emulsified water and regular water

from the fuel. It goes in place of your standard Primary Fuel

Filter. I would hope that they would have a filter for your

particular application. You can contact Fleetguard and they

should be able to help you get the proper number for the

replacement filter to remove emulsified water from the fuel.

I found that I didn't have to install a separate water

separator on my 1999 60 Series 12.7 L Detroit engine. All I

have to do in my case is use a different filter at my next

15,000 mile oil change interval. Instead of the standard

Primary fuel filter, I will now be using a FS-1212 Primary

water separator filter, the secondary filter remains the same.

I will be using Acetone fairly soon, but I have some other

testing to complete first before adding the Acetone. I will

post my results when I get them, after completing my current

fuel mileage tests on my current changes. Currently I'm at 500

hp carrying 42,000 pounds (77,000 pounds gross) pushing a flat

nosed 65+ foot brick down the road, I'm getting as much as 8.2

mpg assuming I'm trying, while everyone else around me is

getting 4.6-5.7 mpg, no matter how hard they try. 3300 miles a

week at 8.2 mpg instead of 5.7 mpg at $3.20 a gallon is saving

me a minimum of $564 per week. Every tenth of a mpg is more

money in my pocket. I can't wait to see what Acetone can do

for me and my wallet!

I hope this helps.


Article:Water Carrying Properties of Alcohol Compared to Acetone


David Leon Brumbeloe, Jr.

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