Friday, October 24, 2008

Acetone in Gasoline

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How does Acetone in Gasoline work?
Acetone in gasoline changes the suspension of your gas. Some believe that since acetone will burn, whether it is in your gasoline or not, therefore it helps your mileage. I do not believe this to be the case. A more plausible theory to me is the change in surface tension. You see, your fuel injectors have to break the surface tension of your gas, mix it with air and turn it into as fine a spray as possible. The old carbureted fuel guzzling car's would pour and not spray the gas in. The easier it is to break the surface tension, the easier it is to cause the air/fuel mixture to go into a spray. This is what acetone in gasoline accomplishes.

Why does acetone in gasoline sometimes not work?
Some fuel injectors are already calibrated too perfectly to the suspension state that gas is naturally in, to function any more efficiently. I've not personally seen an average 4 cylinder car get an increase off of acetone in gasoline yet, but a friend who drives a Honda Accord, the 4 cylinder version, said he saw the best increase at 2 ounces of acetone in 10 gallons of gasoline. 1 ounce took me down to ten miles per gallon; it took 3 tanks of gasoline just to almost get 30 miles per gallon again in Auto Bravado's experimental car, the 1999 Chevrolet Prizm with Lsi Engine. Hate ethanol? Give that emotion some knowledge and read my article about ethanol in gasoline.

In what way should you use acetone in gasoline?
First off, Auto Bravado's experience has been that whenever acetone was mixed into gasoline at an appropriate level in V6 engines and V8 engines, for larger cars, trucks, vans or SUV's, it created a significant increase in the fuel economy of that vehicle. It depends on the design of the motor that will change what you can expect, so some experimentation is required. Try 1 ounce of acetone in gasoline to every 10 gallons of gas at the time of fuel up. When you discover whether it has helped or hurt your mileage, you'll want to increase it by an ounce of acetone in gasoline at a time, up to 4 ounces, that is if you keep getting improvements. Auto Bravado has noticed that the harder you are pushing your vehicle the more acetone in gasoline can be used and still see a boost in performance, power and efficiency, or mileage.

Put Acetone in your gasoline:
 Typically a little more is required when driving at higher speeds. It is best to add it just before gassing up. I would use a glass beaker or measuring cup, to ensure a correct ratio as mentioned above and a rubber tube to deliver it straight into your gas tank. Don't spill it on your paint, if you do wash it off immediately as it is a stripping agent. Klean-Strip Green QAC18 Acetone, 1-Quart

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Synthetic Motor Oil

Synthetic Motor Oil - Remember, that to keep your truck or car miles per gallon at it's best, it requires many details to be just right, so feel free to read the Synthetic Motor Oil article, but remember that these other articles are here for you too:

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Synthetic Motor Oil
Synthetic motor oil is the only way Auto Bravado will go with engine lubricant. I've personally collected too much data on it being smoother, and if the engine runs more smoothly then it runs more efficient. If it runs more efficiently based on being smoother, the engine will last longer by the use of synthetic motor oil over conventional mineral based lubricants.

Mineral based lubricants have a disadvantage to synthetic motor oils:  
Mineral based, or conventional oil lubricants have in them inherently more "sludge" to start off with, which will slowly create a journal on your engine. A journal being grooves showing evidence of some grinding. This happens very quickly on an engine that is eating itself alive and about to blow, while mineral based lubricants will be doing this on a slight and gradual basis. Synthetic motor oils, not being based off ancient chemical reactions in the earth are purer and they should create a longer life for the engine.

Support your superior lubricant, the synthetic motor oil, with the right filter:
No matter how good your synthetic motor oil is over the conventional, and no matter how much better the additives that come with it, you will build up sludge and you need to choose the right filter. You can find out how much gets filtered on a single pass test pretty easily, but that isn't even the important one, because most filters will look good at this level. The double-pass test will show you some durability of how a filter will hold up when it's already held back sludge from your synthetic motor oil and is expected to still be filtering. The standard filter in any shop around town won't have a good rating on this, but Mobil 1's oil filter, has the highest double-pass rating I've seen. Bosch, a mid grade filter in comparison to the Mobil, but much better than your standard cheap filter, used to be incredibly below Mobil 1's standard, but recently they have increased their double pass efficiency to being closer. Having run Bosch's new filters against Mobil's, it is still worth the bump in price and quality to use Mobil 1 to keep your synthetic motor oil running long and clean, but you may want a filter for half, rather than double the cost.
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