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Old 06-04-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Octane booster worth it or not?

http://www.octaniumpower.com/

Or is it snake oil like most on the market?
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octane booster alone will not give you any horsepower but i will lower youre KR if you have any
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I'm sure Wren will chime in on this. Most "octane boosters" only boost your octane by .1 that is point one. I can not say that is true for all of them, but it has been my understanding that sums it up for most.

I think the best solution, if you want more octane, is to add toluene to your fuel. You need a spreadsheet so that you keep the mixture the same. I don't know who all uses it, but if I recall, Wren does.

As said above, octane does not boost horsepower. Octane is simply a rating for how difficult it is to ignite the fuel. The higher the octane, the harder it is to ignite.

I'm sure if I have any of that screwed up, I'll be corrected.


*edit* To read between the lines on that website, perhaps someone should send an e-mail asking how much 93 octane pump gasoline was used in conjunction with this product they are marketing to achieve 100 octane. Additionally, questions regarding current formulation are called into play. The little asterisk would make me think they produced some honestly effective stuff at one time, and probably reformulated it to reduce the cost and effectiveness to rake in the cash. That'* just my opinion/thoughts/concerns.

Maybe it'* just me, but I don't trust anyone selling anything that I can't measure the improvements on myself.
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i was looking at some fancy packaged octane booster yesterday at Autozone. It said it could increase octane by 10 points, and then under that it explained how 10 points (.1) equals a bump in octane of 1

the bottle was $6
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Each POINT is POINT 1. 0.1 octane. Now look at the price. Then compare that to a higher octane pump gas.
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You want higher octane? Fill up at the track with high octane (105+).
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i can get 110 for 5.59 sweet deal.
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Make sure that it does not contain lead, if you start running race gas.
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