Believe it or not, you can actually make a homemade fuel additive that will help your vehicle emit less toxic emissions. However, this is a complex process that shouldn’t really be taken lightly. When you are messing around with products like hydrogen, methane, and such, you don’t want to do so without some training and some know-how.
There are plenty of fuel additives available on the open market available for purchase, but there are still some people who think that they can make homemade fuel additives to help increase gas mileage and improve engine performance. This article will not tell you how to make your own homemade fuel additive. What it will do, however, is tell you what a fuel additive is and what it can do for your engine.
In general, fuel additives will improve your gas mileage. It takes the natural components of whatever fuel you are using and then extends the natural properties of that fuel so that it performs above and beyond what it was meant to do. Most fuel additives contain a certain amount of alcohol. Alcohol can help regular gasoline run through your engine cleaner and more efficiently.
A homemade fuel additive will contain a certain amount of alcohol. That doesn’t mean you should shove a pint of Jack Daniels down your gas tank. Real fuel additives contain much more than just plain old alcohol. Although we will say that ethanol which is an alternative fuel being embraced by the nation is basically moonshine. But be aware that a standard internal combustion engine is not equipped to handle pure alcohol without modifications.
If you are trying to undertake making your own homemade fuel additive, do so with caution. The ingredients that fuel additives must contain are highly combustible and can be explosive if combined in the wrong way. It might be very appealing to you and a way to boast and brag to your friends that you were able to improve the efficiency of your engine with your own homemade fuel additive, but you might just be putting your life at risk.
Now, you should realize that we understand that there are people out there who really know what they’re doing when it comes to homemade fuel additives. What we’re saying is that if you have experience, by all means, give it a try. On the other hand, if you have no clue or little clue what you are doing, leave it to the pre-made brands you can buy at Wal-Mart.