Acetone as a fuel additive? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Extremist
chinny4290's Avatar
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: '94 E320 Coupe W124 (RIP) - '75 280S W116 - '11 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-Spd (DD)
Location: Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey
Posts: 988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Acetone as a fuel additive?

What do you guys make of this?

Acetone In Fuel Said to Increase Mileage
chinny4290 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 11:58 AM
BenzWorld Member
finntexan's Avatar
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2002 SLK 32 AMG, 2000 S 430
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Very interesting. Here is another link, this person has already used acetone in a Mercedes: K6JRF Auto Page

Worth trying?

'00 S430
'02 SLK32 AMG
finntexan is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 12:06 PM
BenzWorld Member
amcnair's Avatar
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1997 E420
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like hogwash, and Mythbusters says it doesn't work. I believe them.
amcnair is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 12:13 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Musikmann's Avatar
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
I don't care if it improves mileage or not, I would not advise trying it.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 02:46 AM
BenzWorld Member
vibra's Avatar
Date registered: Feb 2007
Vehicle: AM
Location: MME
Posts: 66
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to vibra
From my personal experience, it worked .

And i have tested it on the following cars:
1. 1993 BMW - 520i .
2. 1994 Daewoo .
3. 1993 Caprice.
4. 1981- w123 Benz.
5. 1998 - w202 Benz.
6. other cars i don't recall.

if you are in doubt check out the wiki

Directory:Acetone as a Fuel Additive - PESWiki

General Observations after adding acetone :
more power, smoother idle, more torque,less fuel consumption and engine noise decreased.

vibra is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 08:24 AM
BenzWorld Elite
Kajtek1's Avatar
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6.7l
Location: Vegas MAN, Vegas
Posts: 32,534
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 1289 Post(s)
high amount of acetone in gasoline can affect the rubber seals of vehicle engines, and is being blamed for the large-scale breakdown of motorcycles in Ho Chi Minh
That's what I've been hearing for years. Acetone might initially improve mileage in the engine, that had dirty injectors. Being very powerful solvent, it might remove deposits regular injector cleaner might not.
But being expensive stuff -is not cost-effective. This way or another I wouldn't risk it. I have gasoline engines with 100k on them and buying gas at the cheapest stations never gave me dirty injectors. Than CA gasoline has about 7% of alcohol, what is a cleaner as well.
Replaced injector tips on diesel at 230k, but that is different story.
Kajtek1 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Additives - Fuel Injection System Cleaner SHOOTER15 R129 SL-Class 24 07-05-2009 07:57 PM
Acetone in fuel, anyone tried it? SimonClaringbold W140 S-Class 10 04-23-2007 03:34 AM
Fuel Additive? cdiradour W220 S-Class 1 12-11-2006 06:16 AM
Acetone as an additive countrylanelana W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class 23 07-21-2006 06:35 AM
Nate, the fuel additive is Red Line Diesel additive- imrov. 30 to 33 mpg Guest (MBNZ) W201 190-Class 2 02-16-2002 10:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome