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Old 01-12-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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Cool myth busters bust MPG tricks.

did anyone see that show the mpg tricks they even declared the acetone mix even got worse gas milage. as much as I had read on the net I thought that may really work. guess not.
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Re: myth busters bust MPG tricks.

Yeah I thought it was a pretty amusing episode.
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Re: myth busters bust MPG tricks.

was that the one they tried running the car on hydrogen and it backfired?

i dunno about acetone, but i know Xylene or Toulene you can dilute a certain amount in your tank and make some really nice higher octane fuel if you need cheap racing gas. its no C16 but you can go from about 91 to 100ish with a half a tank of 91 and 2 cups of toulene if i remember.
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Re: myth busters bust MPG tricks.

yeah i saw that episode, and also saw where they revisted the tailgate up and down episode...still shocks me that the tailgate net was the best. tailgate down is still the worse. and tonnue cover, no tailgate, and tailgate up were all about the same.
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Re: myth busters bust MPG tricks.

I could have told you that... but no one would believe me... I used to run 89 simply because the gas station was questionable then finally a good gas station came to town and I swaped back to 87 and picked up 2mpg... its all in the tune octane doesnt magically make your car run better the higher it is... thats just stupid to think such a thing. (on new cars not old carbed motors etc etc)
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I could have told you that... but no one would believe me... I used to run 89 simply because the gas station was questionable then finally a good gas station came to town and I swaped back to 87 and picked up 2mpg... its all in the tune octane doesnt magically make your car run better the higher it is... thats just stupid to think such a thing. (on new cars not old carbed motors etc etc)
even on boosted cars?? no amount of tuning would remove the amount of KR I'd see from running 87 octane in the regal...
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even on boosted cars?? no amount of tuning would remove the amount of KR I'd see from running 87 octane in the regal...
If you can ****** the timing enough, you can run 87 in a boosted car. All depends on how retarded you need to be. Then, obviously, the power will drop through the floor.

I saw part of this episode...was watching something else as well so kept flipping back and forth. Saw them bust the "300 mpg" carb deal though.

Saw the whole pickup episode...when they explained the reason the tailgate down sucked it made total sense. Made me laugh remembering back to when everything told me I was stupid for driving with my gate up in my ranger...
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yea that tail gate thing is funny
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