Hmm...  Must be the gaskets used in a motor vehicle's fuel delivery system aren't made of neoprene...  Considering I've soaked those gaskets (and fuel lines) in 100% acetone for MONTHS with no ill effects.

Anybody want to chime in on what exactly they're made of?

read this study:

--- Dave Narby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Hi Jerry et. al.,

I took a look at the article on acetone being
banned in Vietnam
there are at least a couple factual errors
there...  Firstly, most seals 
in the fuel delivery system of a gas powered
vehicle are neoprene, not 
rubber.  Secondly, acetone is definitely NOT a
chemical used in gasoline 

Think about it - why would the petroleum
companies want to put something 
in your gas that INCREASES fuel economy?

They DO put things in which DEGRADE fuel
economy...  Like ethanol!

Ethanol is ostensibly added to decrease auto
emissions - which it 
DOES...  Something on the order of 5-10%. 
However, ethanol added to the 
gas (E10) DECREASES FUEL ECONOMY 10-15%...  So
there is a NET GAIN in 
emissions as a result of using ethanol - as a
result of MORE GAS BEING 

I'm sure the Oil Lords laughed all the way to
the bank when they passed 
THAT particular law.

Dave Narby

Jerry Decker - KN wrote:
Hola Dave et al!

NEVER USE ACETONE in an will mess
up the seals, gaskets, has been outlawed in the
Phillipines...refer to the recent news
article on KeelyNet about it DESTROYING
Toluene, yes...

Mothballs, YES if you don't use too many...I
have been using 1:4 in my
1996 Ranger for nearly 4 months now....was
getting from 18-22mpg, with
mothballs, I get around 30-35mpg!!!  And it
runs better than ever, has
more power and I can climb the mountains on
my weekly trips to nearby
towns.  Been to Goodyear twice and they said
the motor is in very good
condition for a 1996.

The problem is some people use WAY TOO MANY
mothballs....the original
recommendation was 1 ball for 4
gallons...thats what I've been using.
They will carbonize the engine if you use too
many and require repairs.
I think you have that wrong about the
tailgate DOWN degrading
mileage..its running your pickup with the
tailgate UP that produces the
resistance to lower your mpg...

Thats why they have the NET gate that lets
air pass through it, but
tonneau cover is even better.  Living in
central Mexico, I just load it
up with Mexicans wanting a lift and let them
be the airfoil....<lol>....
Nos vemos!

Dave Narby wrote:
Hey Mark,

Dude...  DUDE...  Skip the mothballs. 
Naphtha will eventually screw 
up your engine.

Try adding 1-2 more oz of acetone per 10
gallons.  The sweet spot 
seems to be 3 oz, some people do better w/a
little more or less.
Also try 7-10 ounces of toluene or xylene
and advancing the timing 
(toluene is used commercially as an octane
booster, xylene is very 
similar, and both are 50-75% cheaper if you
add them in yourself as 
opposed to paying for the 'pre-blended' mix
at the pump).
Try the Mobil 15k synthetic oil.  You change
it less and it costs the 
same as running cheapo oil.
Add 4 oz of Torco MZP engine assembly lube
to your gearbox.
Also, try a chin spoiler.  This will block
air from your undercarriage.
Do all that and you'll probably have a 33MPG
59 Edsel.

PS running your truck with the tailgate down
degrades MPGs.  Running 
a tonneau cover (even a 1/2 cover from the
cab back) increases MPGs.

'The Old Master'
@Dulcet Tone Service -- "NEW HOPE FOR THE WRETCHED"
Electric guitar and tube amplifier repairs [EMAIL PROTECTED]&#! 
"The Lord has a plan for me... and it isn't pretty."

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