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Just runnin this by everyone. I have actually a friend that puts 1oz of 91% isopropyl alcohol to each gallon of gas. Has for years. Buys it at Walmart. Just rubbing alcohol. Runs it in 3 cars and a truck (no Skys.) Says he gets 2 to 3mpg even more, better acceleration and keeps things clean. My brvarious other adds about half that amount to his gas. Never before knew that. Are they out to lunch and also will it hurt our cars or execute any good?
Just runnin this by everyone. I have a frifinish that puts 1oz of 91% isopropyl alcohol to each gallon of gas. Has for years. Buys it at Walmart. Just rubbing alcohol. Runs it in 3 cars and a truck (no Skys.) Says he gets 2 to 3mpg more, much better acceleration and keeps things clean. My brvarious other adds about fifty percent that amount to his gas. Never before knew that. Are they out to lunch and will certainly it hurt our cars or execute any type of good?
Short Answer:NUTS !!!Most rubbing alcohol is 70% alcohol and 30% inert (water).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbing_alcoholFrankly, I do not desire any water in my gas tank, but that"s just me
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I remember a fella years back that frequently included MOTHBALLS
to his gas tank.I wouldn"t recommfinish that either.

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He verified me a 32oz bottle from Walmart that was 91% alcohol. Just an off the wall question. I have actually heard of the mothball point as well. Never before heard why. That sounds nuts. I would certainly imagine there is a organize to odd stuff people have included to their gas tanks. I"ll stick to gas.
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Corn liquor moonshine has excellent possibilities, unmuch less you drink it prior to you decide to put it in your tank.Yeah alcohol is expect to dry out or rerelocate water in your gas. Mothballs was a crazy concept earlier in the day. Long term storage solution, for water rust develop up in the tank. Having sassist that, via modern cars of today and also with all the additives you have the right to buy from the regional components store, the Isopropyl alcohol is a cheap inexpensive non solution to this trouble. With optimal tier 1 grade fuel you shouldn"t have to add anypoint to your tank. Some owners carry out add a deserve to of cleaner, injector cleaner to a tankful currently and then. They job-related type of, for a tankful or two. Waste of money? Yes some will certainly say. They execute not clean the carbon build up, in the straight injection electric motors, but can clean some of the fuel system for a short duration of time. For lengthy term storage, IF you don"t desire your fuel to turn to varnish, then adding 3 gallons or so of race gas, 105 octane(?) will certainly sit much better over time. Pump out any staying in tank, fill through fresh fuel, and also you should be excellent to go. The other solution was and still is aviation gas, jet helicopter fuel. Hell it can even run on that, right from the gain go. Normal day-to-day DD I do not think you need to run anypoint unique in your tank. Being an old male I still revert ago to old actions. Do I include a fuel additive to my tank on occasion? Yes I carry out, but that"s just me. Some will say, it"s a waste of money to buy that crap. Yeah I agree yet then again it"s my money to waste. A can of Lucas, a bottle of Techron, even Z-Max once or twice year is a ago up setup, but if your running Hi Test fuel 91/93 octane, from a named brand also you have to be ok in the lengthy run. Oh look Wal-Mart has relocated the Isopropyl alcohol from the family items isle to the automotive area. Might as well simply run down to my local liquor store and also buy a bottle of 151 or grain alcohol 180 proof, drink half, dump the various other half in to the tank simply for good measure. They wonder why some many type of of us Kappa owners smile so much! We do not need to tell them why we smile, or that our Kappa has actually a wandered over the yellow line on it"s very own. Just obtained my notice yesterday for my two year eobjectives test. $ 14.00 bucks. Another sham for wasted money. Quick plan is 2 cans of fuel/injector cleaner, brand-new air filter, maybe even new plugs, blow out the auto on the run to the test terminal, wait 15 minutes, receive pass certificate for another 2 years, and bada bing smiling when again. Cost probably $100.00 full, for the plugs, air filter, fuel cleaner and also the test prices. Is it worth it? Meh why invested that much to pass a test? Aobtain my money, however it"s what I"ve constantly done once eextremely 2 years, that just me. Your automobile, your money, your time you perform what you want. IA or jet fuel or grain alcohol, or perform nopoint, all as much as you the owner operator. LAC