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Running on Paint Thinner. What? #4594416
12/04/17 09:32 PM
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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594425
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I've run my lawnmowers on "white gas". The only flaw is if I have leftovers in the tank they evaporate out by next week's mowing. I get half-cans of the stuff for free at the dump when campers are done for the year or whatever.

I've considered saving it to "boost" RVP for winter gas for OPE.

White gas has very low octane while something like toluene is fantastic!

Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594434
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Toluene and Xylene make great octane boosters. A lot of the F1 fuel in the 80s was composed of those 2 chemicals.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594444
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Good info. thumbsup


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594565
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That vapor bubbling apparatus in the last half is such a hokey scam.....


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594619
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I've watched many of his videos.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: Linctex] #4594676
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
That vapor bubbling apparatus in the last half is such a hokey scam.....


How so? It's clearly working. The only reason he tests it that way is because he has requests for it.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: Char Baby] #4594677
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
I've watched many of his videos.


Yeah it's one of the Channels I enjoy. It's entertaining.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4594698
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Right! Not scientific but a good backyard rig that is satisfying his viewers curiosities.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: Linctex] #4594766
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
That vapor bubbling apparatus in the last half is such a hokey scam.....


There's no scam here, he never says you should do any of these things. He's just responding to viewer requests to see what's possible. He's not opposed to destroying an engine just to see what happens.

Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: StevieC] #4596108
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I have mixed in toluene into some gas to clean out a sticky carb. It is one of the ingredients to a great many fuel system cleaners.


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Re: Running on Paint Thinner. What? [Re: Char Baby] #4597417
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Right! Not scientific but a good backyard rig that is satisfying his viewers curiosities.
If he wore a white lab coat and had some beakers behind him bubbling, would that make him seem more scientific?.,,,,


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