Fuel Additives?

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Fuel Additives?

Postby GreenGuy on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:12 pm

I did a search here but found nothing.

I've been asked to invest in a company that makes (blends) sanke oil, err, I mean fuel additive that they claim can be proven mathematically to increase mileage and efficiency.

So, what's the consensus on additives?

Thanks for helping a newbie!
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Re: Fuel Additives?

Postby wam on Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:22 am

Fuel additives serve a number of important functions, but their impact on mileage and emissions is usually rather limited, especially so in modern engines. This, however, depends on the type of additive. For instance, organometallic additives containing platinum may have some emission impact.
I did a search here but found nothing.

Well, you didn't search hard enough. See http://www.dieselnet.com/tech/fuel_dies ... tml#comcat, the entire section discusses "combustion catalysts".
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Re: Fuel Additives?

Postby silentdub on Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:08 am

I have been using Acetone in the amounts of 3 oz per 10 gal.

I was able to get an additional 30-50 miles from a tank overall.

Acetone helps the fuel atomize.

It works in Gas and Diesel, any kind of car with 0 harm.
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