Gas with Diesel - who's gunna be the guinea pig?

Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:08
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Anyone out there tried it? Know a friend of a friend perhaps who has? Before spending $$$$s I would love to get feedback of how effective it is, any resulting savings in cost of fuel etc.
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Reply By: DEANO WA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:12

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:12
Please explain??????????????????????????/
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:17

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:17
See posts 22579 & 22786.
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:22

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:22
Hi Motherhen

If you can get a copy of June 2005 4WD Monthly there is an article on it in there on page 156.
It's on a troopy too, which is what you drive?

Cya
Tripp'n
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:30

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:30
Thanks Tripp'n - i'll try and find a copy. We pull a heavy caravan with our Nissan 3ltr TD.
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Follow Up By: craig - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 18:03

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 18:03
Umm, thats a petrol troopy.
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 20:23

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 20:23
Hi Motherhen and Craig

oooooooops!!!

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 12:43

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 12:43
Know someone who is doing it. You can do stage 1,2,and 3. Up to 100hp gain with 50/50 mix. About $1,800 for stage 1.

Know alot of guys who run 50/50 mix for 4wd racing. One guy has put piston through side of block and panel. But he was running 20psi boost, super fueled up, etc etc. Most trucks run it with no probs. The guy I know is putting it on a TD Navara.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: macka - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 00:36

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 00:36
Hi Chris... There is a small ship in Adelaide. runs from Port River to the other gulf..(Spencer..) She was fitted with Gas/diesel from new to run her engine. Over 15 yrs old now. and at last count,was still going strong.. So the system has been around for a while...I did price it once. but at $2000+ I got a chip for my 3 ltr Patrol instead..
REgards
Macka..
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Reply By: Disco200Tdi - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:59

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:59
Maybe before you spend all that money you give this a try, acetone. Its almost free.
For a diesel you add 0.1%, thats about 80ml per tank full.
Have a look at the link.

http://www.lubedev.com/articles/additive.htm

John D
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 19:56

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 19:56
John

are you serious?

have you tried it?

do you believe it?

anyone got any evidence to rebutt what has been claimed in this article?

I will probably give it a go anyway as I am a bit of a gambler. If I do will let you know.

D-Jack

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Follow Up By: Disco200Tdi - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 09:36

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 09:36
I haven't tried it yet, will buy some this weekend and give it a go in my disco. My car not worth much so I will chance it.
I know of one person thats tried it in his motorbike but not for long enough yet to get some results

John D
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Follow Up By: floyd - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:27

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:27
Let me begin by saying that I am a sceptic. I have tried Chem teck and at least 4 other brands of mass produced fuel additive over many years. None seemed to make a difference to power. I read the web page and its info as if it were snake oil.

I had some time up my sleeve and read the entire web page with links. It is not particularly well written and it is definitely not a research paper done by experts. It sounds like a few skilled retired guys with plenty of time on their hands that have been playing around for 50 years on a theory or 2.

Certainly the theories read well and the 50 years of testing is hard to disprove so I give it some credit. It is certainly no overnight test on a few tank fulls.

Anyway I bit the bullet and bought a 4 litre drum of 100% acetone and did my sums on my tank size and put it in. The first 10 kms was no different. After stopping to go through a few hundred sheep that were on the road I accellerated away and felt that my car had had had a new engine put in. It pulled away in every gear with more power than I have ever felt before. I am serious it actually worked well. I reckon 10-20% more power. It was amazing. I am the worlds biggest scheptic and I can tell you that this does make a difference to power.

For the record I own a 99 3 litre Hilux duel cab SR5. It has a QTM (DTS) aftermarket turbo running at 30% more torque and power. I was more than happy with its performance before trying acetone. I was chasing better fuel economy as prices here are $1.23 per litre.

I have a 115 litre tank that gets 900 local km's and up to 1200 kms range when doing a long trip. My sums say that I need to put in 172.5 ml of acetone per tank which is about 60 cents worth. It is worth it just for the improved power.

I will run it for the winter and see if it makes a difference with economy. I will go through 4-5 tanks in the next 4 months and I will record the milage each month. If anyone is interested I will post the results.

If it improves economy without any negative engine wear then it may have some credibility.
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Reply By: darcla - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:56

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:56
Hi all ,Lovato make a computerised set up sounds good to me for injecting gas in to diesel . If you ring 1800 805 993 you can speak to the guy who imports the units from Italy .Also if you do a Google search on Lavato you will find some info also .
Cheers Bungarra
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