LaPointe on acetone and combustion....

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http://www.lubedev.com/smartgas/combustion.htm

"On this site, you see that acetone, xylene, neopentane, neohexane and some other products can improve mileage because they have plenty of methyl ions. The methyl ions therefore greatly enhance the probability of successful and complete combustion through the end of the power cycle. This maximizes efficiency and brings emissions to near zero. All my research with fuels boils down to this simple fact that methyl ions can control the burns beautifully. These additives boost BMEP and allow more pressure on the piston and crank when the piston is moving swiftly down the cylinder because this is the point when common combustion is most prone to pooping out. This is where normal combustion needs help."

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LaPointe on acetone and combustion....

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Hey whitechevette...how about a hint?

"According to the U.S. EPA, this engine (345 HP, 350 Lb.Ft. Torque) should get 27 MPG cruise (flat, warm, smooth, no traffic). I could squeeze 25+MPG...average, dash read-out computer... under ideal conditions. After a break-in period, I chemically modified the gasoline... when added to the tank. Some fiddling with ratios later, I was / am getting 38 MPG (read-out) average cruise. Not bad for a bug poison! The engine is so smooth, now! Quiet,too. Such is the nature of slowing the flame front!"

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acetone plus pump gas...

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E=mc2 wrote:

Hey whitechevette...how about a hint?

"According to the U.S. EPA, this engine (345 HP, 350 Lb.Ft. Torque) should get 27 MPG cruise (flat, warm, smooth, no traffic). I could squeeze 25+MPG...average, dash read-out computer... under ideal conditions. After a break-in period, I chemically modified the gasoline... when added to the tank. Some fiddling with ratios later, I was / am getting 38 MPG (read-out) average cruise. Not bad for a bug poison! The engine is so smooth, now! Quiet,too. Such is the nature of slowing the flame front!"

whitechevette, indeed!Any chevette...of any color... ain't no 'vette !!! :-)

This being said... I must agree with Louis La. : I've been saying this ("Slow the flame-front!") for years and years! Nobody takes Louis seriously, either! :-)

My "brand new" (to me) Nissan DOHC OBD-II engiNEAT (!) loves this mix! I'll post some numbers when I get 'em! EPA sez 27-28 MPG over-all average for this year's 1.8 liter engine...from the way this mod. gas is performing, I'm sure I can beat those numbers!

Oh! One more "statement" about acetone...pump gas doesn't give it much to "hang onto", methyl groups(ions? Hmmm...) or otherwise.... My CHEMgas offers acetone (3 volume %) something to cling to...the results of this mixture are outstanding! More later.... -whitevette

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