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    I was reading in one of the most unlikely magazines ( Maxpower ) about a new gizmo that makes Diesel engines more efficient than they already are !!!

    Its called powershot and works by injecting a propane form of LPG into the combustion mixture, to increase efficiency from a current average of 85% to a full 100%

    Check it out

    http://www.p-i-fuelsystems.com/powershot_diesel.htm

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    I'm currently looking into adding 10ml of Acetone to one fuel tank of diesel. I'm not convinced, but there's a few guys testing it at the moment.

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    85% efficiency from a diesel? Never. That sort of efficiency is not in any car or engine in the world.

    Diesel engine efficiency is around 40 - 45 %. I work for a diesel engine manufacturer. These outa this world claims are just that.

    Injecting highly combustible gas into the power cylinder is not really a new technology, it has been around for years. Injecting hydrogen gives interesting results.. Some benefit in propane. A bit dirty though and simplistic. Propane is easy to get hold of though. Fancy a gas bottle in the boot? Not really....

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    The acetone is good for cooking oil conversion into a fuel supply..... don't mention the tax man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste
    The acetone is good for cooking oil conversion into a fuel supply..... don't mention the tax man..
    I wondered about this. If I were to add 20litres of cooking oil to 40 litres of diesel with a shot of acetone to help mix it all, would the 2.2Dti run OK, with no side effects?

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    Some people have been running their unmodified diesel engines on cooking oil for years. They just smell like a chip shop. Don't forget to filter it though.
    The only problem with cooking oil is the lower lubricity, which MAY affect the finely toleranced moving parts of injectors and pumps, fuel rail. Only MAY I say.

    There is plenty about on the WWW.


    The taxman will be knocking on your door if he finds out you have not been paying tax on road fuel, and will be a trifle unhappy. So don't go shouting it to everyone.

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