Acetone is a substance with several beneficial properties
After all the studies I have undertaken with acetone, is my conclusion that a
fuel additive with acetone has at least one good feature, but it can not reduce
fuel consumption by 35 % - rather somewhere between 5 and 10 per cent.
Acetone and glycol has the ability to reduce the need for a long injector
opening time. It also seems to raising the power. Unlike glycol decreases fuel
consumption slightly. The reduction is very marginal, but not entirely
negligible. A small reduction in consumption has been noted.
For those who convert gasoline cars to low-energy fuels with gasoline content
will acetone works like an opening-time reducer. Since the fuel properties after
the acetone additive behaves as a fuel with higher energy content, than it was
before the addition of acetone. In comparison with the consumption declining is
the declining of the pulse-width, greater. A trip computer will show a large
reduction in the consumption - but in the reality it is only the pulse
width/opening time that has been reduced.
For E85, it is important that acetone only dispensed after the amount of
gasoline. Probably one can classify acetone as an ignition improver, which makes
burning faster/more efficient - there is therefore not the energy in the fuel
that has increased. Acetone appears to have the same positive effects on diesel
like it has for petrol but there is nothing that I've been able to examine.
Acetone as an additive is used in very small doses and should not affect
material with the view of acetone ability to dissolve plastics, etc. However,
the presence of PVC plastic is straight inappropriate, as PVC absorbs acetone.
An additive that contains acetone loses their beneficial properties in contact
For dosing can a special pipette be used. It is made from a VPC tube with
aluminium ends, fixed with Biltema's ”Steel Epoxy”. If the tube part slightly
is longer than the required dose, it becomes easier to adjust the level.
With support from my experience based on a series of tests can the dose of
acetone be determined.
The involvement of acetone can be determined by the following proportions -
For 10 gallon of gasoline dispensed 2.3 oz acetone. The dose is thus 0.18 %
Most likely is the same ratio also for diesel?
The quantity can also be calculated by a formula -
Amount of acetone = Amount of gasoline x 0.0018
Ethanol fuels - E85.
Keep in mind that too much acetone gives the reverse effect and therefore lower efficiency!
The involvement of acetone can be determined by the following amount of normal proportions of E85 (15 %):
For 10 gallons of E85 dosed 0.35 oz of acetone and for 20 gallons of E85 dosed 0.70 oz of acetone.
The quantity can also be calculated by three equations.
For E75: Amount of acetone = Amount of fuel x 0.00045
For E85: Amount of acetone = Amount of fuel x 0.00027
For E90: Amount of acetone = Amount of fuel x 0.00018