Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 15, 2016 at 1:17 am.
'Burntkat's Report of Directory:Acetone as a Fuel Additive Effect on Mileage and Performance in Two Jeeps and a Blazer'
My tests concerning acetone as a fuel additive are taking place in the following vehicles:
Test Vehicle 1 : a 1990 Jeep Cherokee, 4X4, 4.0L I-6 engine, AW4 automatic transmission, and NP231J transfer case. All driving is done in 2 wheel, high range. The vehicle has a 4" suspension lift and approximately 250 pounds worth of bumpers, armor, and winch. Previous fuel economy tracked over the three years I've owned it has ranged between 12.1-13.5 gallons. I keep track of this in a notebook in the glovebox specifically for this use.
Test Vehicle 2 : 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4X4, 4.0L I-6 engine, 42RE automatic, 231J transfer case. Vehicle is stock. This vehicle experiences severe detonation on acceleration due to its use to get my wife back and forth to work- a 1.5 mile trip- and not much farther. . Seafoam has been used in the past to clean the engine, to good effect- but the problem always returns. Mileage hasn't been checked religiously on this vehicle, namely because the wife doesn't keep records.
Test Vehicle 3 : 1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer, 4X4, 4.3L V6, 700R4 automatic, NP231C transfer case. This is a project vehicle and does not receive a lot of mileage. Best MPG to date (I've owned it for almost 6 years) was 15.3, and my economy stays around 14.5 overall.
For the purpose of this test, the main subject will be vehicle #1, with vehicle #2 testing the anti-knock/cleaning capabilities of Acetone.
I drove 123 miles over a period of 3 days, with only 2 ounces of acetone in a 20 gallon tank. I'd bought a quart of pure acetone but forgot to take it with me while going to work, so I picked up a bottle of Cutex nail polish remover . It should be noted this is half of the recommended dose rate of 2oz/10gal of gasoline.
My mileage previously has hovered around the 12.5MPG mark.
Refilled recently- same pump, same grade, same station at refill time. I put in 8.5 gallons. That's something just shy of 14.8MPG . This is a 2MPG increase, judging from initial results with a small sample-set