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Old 04-07-2006, 01:54 AM   #11
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The only fuel additives that will increase octane and power, and reduce KR are the ones made by Klotz. I have been using Klotz products since 1975. Most of their additives contain Nitropropane.
Is this because it burns easier than fuel? Not harder like toluene?
Does it have a benzene ring structure?
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As already stated, one point is indeed POINT 1. 0.1

Get unleaded race gas if you want to, but you probably need to dilute it. Too high of an octane can hurt you as well as too low.

Or use Toluene. I've succesfully mixed and run 98 octane with it, although my best results were around 95 octane from a performance standpoint (this was previous to my last hectic round of major changes).
You ever gonna share that Tolulene formula? Or did I miss it when you did?

I know the octane don't affect us NA'ers as much, but it "feels better".....
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I made a spreadsheet to calculate it. However, you can have your mix 'run away' with you. You have to be very careful.

For instance, the starting octane is used for the calculation. At the end of that tank, your starting octane for the next batch is higher. Most people overlook this, and their octane slowly creeps up on them.

I usually calculate mixes FOR people offline.
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Is this because it burns easier than fuel? Not harder like toluene?
Does it have a benzene ring structure?
The Klotz additives contain Nitropropane; it increases the oxygen content in the fuel. You can get the stuff at most Off-Road Motorcycle/Go-Kart shops over the counter.
Read the link to the HotRod Magazine article in my previous post; it has all the technical information on Nitropropane, how it works, and its effects. When we meet this summer, I will show the effect on E.T. and MPH when added to the fuel.
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What I was trying to find out was can I use regular gas if I put octane booster in it.
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What I was trying to find out was can I use regular gas if I put octane booster in it.
You mean use regular unleaded like 87 and put octane boost in? By the time you add enough to make it equivalent to 91 or whatever it'd be way cheaper to just fill up with a higher grade instead of going 87.1, 87.2, 87.3 and so on up to 91.
Is that what you were asking?
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What I was trying to find out was can I use regular gas if I put octane booster in it.
HLB, can you please put your year and trim level in your signature?

I think you're missing the point that boosting your octane artificially is far more expensive and troublesome than just buying it from the pump that way to begin with.
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Oh yeah.>..That over the counter octane booster is crap!

I personally make my own high octane fuel for whenever I run N2O in my Camaro.

The formula is quite simple:

One gallon of 93 octane pump gas + One gallon of Xylene(Available at any paint supply store) + One ounce of Marvels Mystery Oil (For Lubrication) = Two gallons of 103 Octane fuel!

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