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Old 07-11-2006, 12:28 PM   #11
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I can get 105 at a shell station a couple of miles away but its 7.00 a gallon. And I don't think I would benefit from it anyway, just a waste of money.
7 bucks? Wow. 105 here is 4.79/gal.
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100 octane race fuel (unleaded) is $6 a gallon here. It will be somewhat cheaper during WCBF for us.
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Nothing good as far as prices go, especially when you live Orange County California. Median Home prices here are 800 K, premium gas is about 3.50 to 3.60 gal. Home rentals even for Apts. are about 2100 a month for 2 Bed.
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100 octane race fuel (unleaded) is $6 a gallon here. It will be somewhat cheaper during WCBF for us.
Would it be worth it for me to purchase the Toluene?
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First of all, did you do a Bonneville Club search for "toluene"? There is a lot of helpful info available before you determine to try using it.

Having said that, toluene can be a great gas additive. As far as I know, adding it to MTBE or Ethanol-blended gas won't hurt anything, because octane is octane. It will all burn. However, you may want to get an experienced opinion on that matter, just to verify my comments.

Bottom line: if you do your homework and keep track of the octane level every time you add toluene, you should be able to run it with great success.
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IO, I've made two trips to CA in the last two weekends. 650 mile round trips on Saturdays. I make sure to fill up in southern OR because:

1. CA gas is typically only 91 octane at best.
2. CA gas is typically 30 cents more per gallon as soon as I cross the border.
3. CA gas is an ethanol 'eco' blend that runs like ***^.

I wish I had better advice for you, but the best you can do is move like I did. I'm a native CA, but have found my new home.
Will, would you be able to email me with your spreadsheet that you created?

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Our gas is good when it comes to octane. The problem is it has a lot of ethanol. What are the negative affects of ethanal on a boosted engine?
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Our gas is good when it comes to octane. The problem is it has a lot of ethanol. What are the negative affects of ethanal on a boosted engine?
Yeah! What he said?
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Well this is the E85 ethanol... but I believe it may be related.


http://www.turbomustangs.com/smf/ind...?topic=47094.0


*edit* to the boost question that is.
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Well this is the E85 ethanol... but I believe it may be related.
That stuff is 104 octane?!? Its at every gas station here. Nice and cheap $2.20 a gallon. Why can turbo Stangs run it and S2 L67s cannot? Or can we...
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