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Hi folks, probably by now a lot of you have heard of adding Acetone to your petrol to increase fuel economy, DRAMATICALLY.
Does anyone know the effect on the engine wear while using Acetone over many, many, many miles ?? If so, a link would be very nice, BTW, I had a look for the video link to show anyone who hasn't seen the video, I can tell you it's at a site called 'live leek' I dare say search for fuel economy and it'll pop up straight away (just thought of that!).
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Hi folks, probably by now a lot of you have heard of adding Acetone to your petrol to increase fuel economy, DRAMATICALLY.
Does anyone know the effect on the engine wear while using Acetone over many, many, many miles ?? If so, a link would be very nice, BTW, I had a look for the video link to show anyone who hasn't seen the video, I can tell you it's at a site called 'live leek' I dare say search for fuel economy and it'll pop up straight away (just thought of that!).
Hi, John, and welcome to the forum. Please take a moment and complete your online BW profile re: vehicle and location.

I've not heard of adding acetone to fuel; it's one heck of a solvent and my initial reaction is to be pretty leery of it's effects on the fuel system (I'm remembering clogged filters and damaged pumps when ethanol blends were first introduced in the US), but I'm pretty open minded, if there was some good evidence of fuel economy and no damage to the car -- and the cost/convenience factor wasn't greater than the economy improvement -- I'd be willing to jump in.

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I have heard of adding acetone to fuel - it's been tested many times to prove that the acetone really does nothing to help with fuel economy. It's snake oil.

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IIRC acetone will eat your fuel lines, rubber seals, etc. Plus if this worked, don't you think it would be added to gas already?
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