**** THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A SCAM ****
When I was reading about putting an additive into my gas tank to increase mileage, I was very skeptical. I have a pretty intense automotive background, starting back in 1987, to the point now that I develop software applications for engine testing. To say that I have had over 12,000 hours of automotive testing within the last 8 years would be fair. Here are my vehicle specifications.
2003 Ford Expedition
5.4 liter V8
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
4 wheel drive equipped (test performed in 2wd)
Last week, I decided to conduct an experiment... I went to a Wal-Mart here on Van Dyke by 14 Mile and bought 2 bottles of 100% pure acetone and a small funnel. Together it was less than $5. By most of the articles and studies I have read, the correct amount of acetone to add to your gas tank is 1 to 3 ounces per 10 gallons. To make it simple, I just averaged at 2 oz. I ran my tank until I had less than 1 gallon left, and dropped $40 in her. This put me right about at 10 gallons, so I added my 2 ounces of 100% pure acetone, and drove away. I was very excited to see if there was going to be a noticeable difference, but expected the usual "no effects of the first trial."
Much to my surprise, IT WORKED! Right there on the first tank. By the time I got back to the freeway and set the cruise at 55, I was amazed! 28.4 mpg IN A BIG FAT EXPEDITION!!!
So, I had to take a picture of the dash to prove this. Now anyone that has a Ford with the instant economy button, knows that if you reset it, and don't wait, you could see any number up to 99.9 mpg (when going down a steep hill). This test was on level ground after at least one minute of averaging. The slightest incline, or decline will make a difference, so I was very careful where to set it. After averaging in all the inclines and declines on the way home, I still maintained a 26.8 mpg average.
Things to keep in mind...
Adding too much 100% Acetone, can actually decrease your mileage - I stayed in the 1 to 3 ounce per 10 gallon rule
Adding 100% Acetone to your gas tank is an experiment you are conducting on your own, I will not recommend it, but will gladly share my results.
Read about it before you do it! HERE
is a great article that has plenty of links.
100% Acetone will remove paint!One 16 oz. bottle of 100% Acetone can treat about 80 gallons for $2!!!
---Best Fuel Economy Prior To Test---
70 Mph -- 16.7 mpg
55 Mph -- 22.6 mpg
---Best Fuel Economy End Of Test---
70 Mph -- 22.3 mpg 33.5% Increase!!!
55 Mph -- 28.4 mpg 25.7% Increase!!!