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Old 08-28-2007, 11:36 PM   #21
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It'* a weird Walmart all right that sells a gallon of Mobil 1 for over $40.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:02 AM   #22
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Now this IS interesting.

actually I am uncovering my secret sauce

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Now check this out. The bottle in the package says 7 points. The other bottles, with exactly the same other markings that came out of similar packaging say 70 points or 7 octane rating and 60 points or 6 octane rating.

I believe that whomever did the labeling didn't know the difference when they marked 7 Octane points, and really meant 70 points.
May be a similar mistake on the 104 Booster cause I run that on my Firebird with very good results.


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Old 08-29-2007, 12:18 AM   #23
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yea, my walmart does not sell that stuff... :(

i dont think iv ever seen a metal bottle of octboost before
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HO-LY CRAP. It is THAT good?!?!?!?!? **** I knew I should have bought those clearance bottles of them at AutoZone. They were only $4.99.
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HO-LY CRAP. It is THAT good?!?!?!?!? ***^ I knew I should have bought those clearance bottles of them at AutoZone. They were only $4.99.
You have to READ the bottles closely to make sure it says either 6 or 7 Octane or 60 or 70 points.

if it says 6 or 7 points then its a crappy stuff

now i did see at my walmart the 15points stuff. so 1.5 oct higher then i normally see but still junk
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The silver ones are metal but the black one is plastic.

Still makes me think that the other stuff might say 7 points but really mean 7 octane numbers or 70 points.
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No unfortunantely it was in fact the Racing formula and said 60 points. :(
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No unfortunantely it was in fact the Racing formula and said 60 points. :(
for not getting it for $5
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http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/misc/octanebooster.html
http://www.3800pro.com/forum/showthr...hlight=toluene

Little bit of information about the use of Toluene as an octane booster.
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Toluene is 121-127 octane, and costs me about $12 a gallon. But you better know how to mix it. Your car'* life depends on it.

Octane boosters for the most part are junk and a joke. 99% of those you see off the shelf are not worth the money.

You also need to understand the right application, and why you MAY need an octane boost. There are benefits and detractants to it.
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