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I keep hearing about acetone being a great additive... but I also hear that it dissolves your fuel lines and that it's already an ingredient in most retail fuel products.
SO. Is there anything recommendable that I can order that doesn't damange the car but has something to offer?
 

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Re: Fuel Additives (smashtheqube)

Quote, originally posted by smashtheqube »
I keep hearing about acetone being a great additive...

Are you looking for additives to clean? Or to increase octance ratings?
If you're looking for a fuel system cleaner, look no further than GM's high concentraited fuel system cleaner.
No joke, that is some of the best stuff out there compared to the whimpy watered-down treatments at auto part stores.
You use a third of the bottle (3 seperate full tanks of use) and completely smooths out rough idles from dirty injectors.
As for octane booster, well, there's very little that actually work. Now, if you're trying to short change your VR6 by putting in regular or only plus fuel into your tank and then expecting some help with an octane booster, you're going to be very dissapointed. They help in high-heat situtation with your recommended fuel grade to avoid "auto-ignition" and knock on the combustion cycle. However, it does help out a little bit for fuel econ just a tad since it properly helps combustion at the right time so you're not wasting gas for incomplete burns.
- Erik
 
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I always fill with 93 octane, I was looking for either better mileage or better-for-the-engine. Adding something in at the pump is simple enough, so if there's anything I can throw in there it'd be great.
GT17V... is 44k available locally.. and how often should it be used?
 

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I've heard people recommend every 15,000 miles or once a year. The stuff isn't cheap either
My old car, I did use it 2 twice a year, since I did 30,000 miles a year (before buying a TDI then moving close to work)
 

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Re: Fuel Additives (java959)

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What's the actual name of the GM high concentrated fuel system cleaner that you're referring to?

As you know, GM has an umbrella of different automakers: Chevrolet, GMc, Pontiac, Buick, etc.
GM puts out their "Intake + Fuel Injection Cleaner" (name) but bottle it seperately for the different automakers.
That's a basic marketing ploy to show customers its 'supposidly' made for just their vehicle.
With that in mind, head for a Saturn dealership since it's the same chemical formula and it's cheaper than Chevy, Hummer, Buick, etc.
Whatever you do, don't sniff it hard and watch your paint when you pour this stuff in.
It's extremely potent and will take paint off with NO warning.
- Erik
 
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