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Well, I wasn't going to post this but I thought, why not. The link below describes a method to increase your gas mileage. Some of you may have heard of this, however I guess most people here have not. And we have all heard of ways to increase your mileage....they don't work.

I'm giving this one a shot even though I expect people on this forum to give me the raspberries. That's alright.

If you go to the link make sure you read the whole page and read what people have to say. It's an easy and inexpensive way to potentially make your car run more efficiently.

Let the flaming begin:

http://pesn.com/2005/03/17/6900069_Acetone/
 

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Works great...as a paint remover!

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I'm all for new things....but as I told the guy at the muffler shop when he asked me about mileage......."if you want gas mileage, don't buy a 300C"
 

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I know people think I'm a fool for saying this, as I said in a past thread like 3 months ago.

The lame Tornado Fuel saver worked for me. I had it in my 2001 Honda Prelude, and on average I would get about 230-240mpg per tank and after the tornado was in I would get about 250 to 260mpg per tank.

Fact or fiction, most hardcore car owners say fiction, but it worked for me. I seen it with my own eyes. :)
 

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JustForFun said:
You go first.:)
This made me laugh....OUT LOUD! :D

OK you smart a**es, when I start getting 35MPH in my '94 New Yorker, the laugh will be on you.

My car is now in my driveway with the potion in the tank. I'll never tell anyone my results. So there! :)
 

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First300COwner said:
I know people think I'm a fool for saying this, as I said in a past thread like 3 months ago.

The lame Tornado Fuel saver worked for me. I had it in my 2001 Honda Prelude, and on average I would get about 230-240mpg per tank and after the tornado was in I would get about 250 to 260mpg per tank.

Fact or fiction, most hardcore car owners say fiction, but it worked for me. I seen it with my own eyes. :)
I'm giving it a shot. Should be interesting. :)
 

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Should see some good results within the first week or two of using it. I didn't want to belive it myself when it worked. But it did. :)
 

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I'll give it a shot... Gotta call the dealer for the 6K checkup and to have the 55-58mph thing either logged or fixed, and to have them re-calibrate the passenger seat. Then after that's done, I'll put it in there and let-er rip... I'll go looking for some suitable solutions for getting it in the tank in the right measurements.... I'll run about 5 tanks with it and see what I get.. I'll keep track in a log book too..
 

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I'll give it a shot... Gotta call the dealer for the 6K checkup and to have the 55-58mph thing either logged or fixed, and to have them re-calibrate the passenger seat. Then after that's done, I'll put it in there and let-er rip... I'll go looking for some suitable solutions for getting it in the tank in the right measurements.... I'll run about 5 tanks with it and see what I get.. I'll keep track in a log book too..
...and if you get anywhere near the over 200mpg per tank that First300COwner claims, I'm in!! :p :rolleyes:
 

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...and if you get anywhere near the over 200mpg per tank that First300COwner claims, I'm in!! :p :rolleyes:
I ment 20 miles per tank not gallon LOL sorry!

I was using numbers I experienced in my 2001 Honda Prelude. I haven't tried it in the 300C yet. I haven't got around yet to buying one for the 300C, I'm in a tight spot with money right now, but if I had the extra $40 I would jump at it.

Let me correct myself, I ment 20 miles more per tank increase, not 200 miles per gallon. Meaning if I got 230 miles a tank without the Tornado I got 250 to 260 with the Tornado in.

My fault if you folks thought otherwise, I will take it to my grave that I got an extra 20 miles per tank consistantly with that lame Tornado, I couldn't believe it. :D
 

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Chuck,
Buy a damn C will ya! I'll come pick you up, take you to Brunswick Automart, and buy your car. You've been drooling on your sleeve since I last saw you in August.
 

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I've go to wonder what this will do to your Catalytic Converters. They can be very particular what you have in your fuel. If they see the exhaust as too clean they will just command more fuel.
 

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I took my daughter to school this morning. It's about 7 miles round trip. When I started, my overhead console read 17.5 MPG. When I got home it read 18.5 MPG. And this was in rush hour stop and go traffic.

The state is rebuilding a bridge on one of only two main roads that run east-west through the city I live in....Lake Erie boarders on the north. The two lane road that runs along the lake is backed up every morning now because of the bridge being out. The point is that this is not freeway driving, it is truly stop and go.

Of course this doesn't mean anything except that my milage didn't go down like it usually does in the morning. I'll give it a couple of tanks and take it out on the freeway. If it blows up, I'll go out and buy a C.

And besides, it's fun. :)

Anyone else going to try this?



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Chuck,
Buy a damn C will ya! I'll come pick you up, take you to Brunswick Automart, and buy your car. You've been drooling on your sleeve since I last saw you in August.
Yea you're right kcrnmale. I'm gonna wait to see and drive the new Charger first. It has a little lower beltline which is appealling to me. I like to drive with the window down and my arm on the window sill during the summer. And the a/c off. And the wind blowing through my hair. :eek:

If I don't like it I'll give you a call. :) If anyone has a C it would certainly be Brunswick.
 

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You can shop a little further south too Chuck... I know there's quite a few in Cuyahoga Falls north of Akron.
 

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I took my daughter to school again this morning. This time I reset my console MPG to zero before I started. Took the same route....traffic was lighter today. When I got home, the MPG read 20.8.

Yesterday I took the car out on the freeway. This road runs east-west and the wind was coming out of the south. I reset the MPG and drove 10 miles east, turned around and drove the same 10 miles going west. I didn't use my cruise but kept the car in the 60-65 MPH range. MPG read 29.1 after the 20 mile drive.

After two days of testing I'm getting a solid two MPG increase, or about 36 extra miles per my 18 gallon tank. The acetone cost me $4.97 for a quart including sales tax. I'm using the acetone at a rate of 3 fluid onces per 10 gallons of gas, or 5.4 onces per my 18 gallon tank, or $.84 to go the extra 36 miles.

My car is much longer than a 300 but it weights about 500 pounds less. It has a 3.5L V-6 and a 4 speed automatic. I have not noticed a performance difference one way or the other. The car runs good.
 

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Alright guys, just filled up the tank tonight and added a small gas can that I mixed with 4oz of acetone.. I know it's a weak mix, but I figured it should be enough to tell exactly where this is going to go.. And the bottle from walgreens was 16oz, so I figured 4 - 4oz "treatments" per bottle if this works.

Dumped it in when I got home and I will let you all know how it goes.
 

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Acetone is a chemical agent known as a slovent because it has a tendency to DISSOLVE things. I would encourage anyone to buy a little acetone, put it in a METAL container (it will eat thru plastic of any knind in minutes) and add a standard rubber plumbing o-ring and let it sit for a few days. You will see without agetation that the rubber becomes slimy, like it's wet, then you'll notice it has lost its elasticity and become brittle.
So, what does this mean to me? There are a number of points within your fuel system where the mixture of gas (already kind of tough on rubber) and acetone will wreak havok with the materials in your fuel system, leading to leaks, gasket recession and a host of other potential problems. Acetone also is not meant to be put under pressure. It is highly volatile, explosive and flammable. Acetone may or may not burn cleanly and evenly (I don't know) but you could also increase the possibilty for knock and or increase your combustion chamber temps enough to cause damage.
People who race cars and motor bikes used to put paint thinner in there oil to thin it out and reduce friction. Paint thinner is a mineral based solvent, like oil itself, so it wasn't a problem.
This is all my opinion, but try the O-ring thing before you use it in your rides.
 

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Wonder what it will do, in time, to the plastic intake manifold on the Hemi???
 

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Have You Ever Seen What Acetone Can Do To Metal, Alumium, Steel.
I Agree With "justforfun" You Go First And We Want To Watch
Good Luck
 
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