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Old 03 November 2014, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Acids are solids dissolved in water, so unless the gasoline is contaminated with water, it can't be acidic.
"Acids" are compounds that easily transfer a proton (a hydrogen atom without its electron) to another compound. And, relatively few acids are solids. The "seven strong acids" are all liquids under normal conditions.

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate which is the mono-sodium salt of carbonic acid. It is a very weak acid and a moderately strong base. Carbonic acid is one of the compounds formed when carbon dioxide is dissolved in water. Baking soda plus an acid gives carbonic acid, which generally spontaneously decomposes into water and bubble of CO2.

Baking soda won't dissolve to any appreciable extent in gasoline and will just muck up the pump, filters, lines and injectors (like others have said).
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