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    Octane Booster

    had to fill my turbo with 92 octane gas yesterday. 95 and 98 are locally not available at the moment.

    wht is your take on adding liquid ocatne booster like abro for example ?

    Re: Octane Booster

    I'll jump in and say I don't think it does anything (maybe I'm wrong). I've been around a while and I don't recall any postive opinions. Since everybody here is probably octane-conscious I'm sure it would be common knowledge, and frequently discussed, if it was a good product to use.

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    MMD said:
    I'll jump in and say I don't think it does anything (maybe I'm wrong). I've been around a while and I don't recall any postive opinions. Since everybody here is probably octane-conscious I'm sure it would be common knowledge, and frequently discussed, if it was a good product to use.



    I would look and find a place that sells 100 or more unleaded octane and mix it with 91.
    Octane boosters increase the octane number by only a decimal point. If it says 10 points increase, that means you will go from 91 to 91.1, that's it.

    Re: Octane Booster

    I've got a '69 Camaro with 12:1 compression pistons and it dosn't like to run on pump gas alone. I've tried maybe 10 different kinds of octane booster, and many don't seem to do anything at all...But some, it seems like I've got a tank of 105 race fuel in there. In the US, the one I like best is called 104 Octane booster (not for street use)

    Re: Octane Booster

    Toluene from a paint store is a very well known, cheap, and very effective octane booster. I use off the shelf octane boosters in my track car when I don't have access to race gas. It does make a difference but cannot compensate for poorly (or over aggressively) tuned cars.

    BTW Anthony a 10 point octane booster should raise your octane from 91 to 92 IIRC.

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    eclou said:
    Toluene from a paint store is a very well known, cheap, and very effective octane booster. I use off the shelf octane boosters in my track car when I don't have access to race gas. It does make a difference but cannot compensate for poorly (or over aggressively) tuned cars.

    BTW Anthony a 10 point octane booster should raise your octane from 91 to 92 IIRC.



    you're right, my mistake .

    Re: Octane Booster

    One thing an octane booster does 4 sure... Increase your engine tempreture by at least 100 degrees.. Be carful body.. Just be very carful.

    Re: Octane Booster

    Geez, be careful with toulene. It's a known cancer-causing agent (not just in California, BTW ).

    The other thing, you sure it's okay for car's fuel system rubber components? T. is a serious "corrosive" solvent, like MEK or acetone: softens rubber.

    Re: Octane Booster

    I've run ST 104+ on mine--octane additive. I ran it in my older 930 turbo andit eliminated premature detonation effectively. I have it in my 997S right now and it eliminates detonation when used with the crappy California 91 oct "premium."

    dan

     
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