Gas mileage


#1

Would 2oz of acetone to 10 gals of gas better ones gas mileage? The theory being the acetone helps the gas to become vaporized thus creating better gas mileage.


#2

No, it won’t.


#3

This advice has been tested many times. It is worthless.


#4

If that theory held water than we would run winter mix gasoline all year round.


#5

The only increase is the additional energy of that 2oz to the 10 gallons. Not enough difference to measure and it likely cost more than it saves.


#6

Acetone likely has a lower energy content than gasoline. It is after all an oxygenated compound like alcohol. Mixing acetone, or any other oxygenated compound to gasoline dilutes its energy content.


#7

As well as increasing NOx emissions.


#8

Acetone doesn’t have any nitrogen in it. Where do the increased NOx emissions come from?