Acetone

Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Messages
1,499
Location
Newark NJ
Desiring to test the theory of cleaner engine and better MPG by adding bottle of pure acetone to full tank. What do you all feel the results will be?
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2011
Messages
2,293
Location
CA
I tried that once to an old '61 Buick. A week later I was underneath it replacing all the rubber fuel line, because of leaks. I was after an octane booster.
 
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
6,043
Location
DFW
I don't think it will hurt the rubber that is used these days, but I did try small amounts of acetone for a good while a number of years ago after reading about "miraculous" results. I had none of them, but I wasn't using a whole bottle.
 

MalfunctionProne

Thread starter
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Messages
1,499
Location
Newark NJ
I am somewhat believing that it will not do anything. Expedition has a large tank, and it is full. I added 8oz. MMO at the same time.
 
Joined
Jun 15, 2003
Messages
36,984
Location
ME
Get your civic back! Don't wreck your wife's car while yours is points unknown.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2009
Messages
8,859
Location
Texas
Lots of repair work (O-rings, fuel injection hose, evaporative emissions hardware, etc.) to follow soon...
 

MalfunctionProne

Thread starter
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Messages
1,499
Location
Newark NJ
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Get your civic back! Don't wreck your wife's car while yours is points unknown.
Is it really a bad idea? Acetone? Or is it harmless?
 
Joined
May 7, 2010
Messages
1,665
Location
Ocala, Florida
There is already small amounts of it in your gas along with other chemicals similar to acetone so it won't hurt a thing. Old wives tails still alive and strong in here... guess you guys still think race gas will burn yer pistons!!
 
Joined
Sep 8, 2014
Messages
1,408
Location
Gone Fishing
i have experimented using acetone about 3 oz per 10 gallon of fuel along with other additives such as mmo, tcw3, lucas fuel treatment, a host of fuel injector cleaners and etc off and on for some time and to date i have experienced no problems in any of my 5 vehicles and small engines that i have run it through. acetone is also supposed to be in gasoline but I do not know exactly how much.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Messages
7,430
Location
beaver land EH?
come to think of it this way: we use Acetone to dissolve epoxy, so you can be absolutely certain that it will break down elastomers, such as seals, o-rings, given sufficient exposure and concentration. Q.
 
Joined
Apr 9, 2008
Messages
15,209
Location
Central NY
When mixed with ATF, it makes a gosh darn good penetrating oil for some reason. Didn't believe it until I tried it!
 
Top