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Old 12-17-2004, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ok so I tried Tolulene for the first time today. Before and after were both done today with 30min to verify both sets of numbers. Although obviously I've had experience with the "before" numbers....I'll keep this brief

Before Tolulene
10-60mph run would get me 3-4* of KR.
60-80mph run would get me 7-9* of KR.

Yeah it was horrible

I had a half a tank of crap 92 octane already (couldn't burn it off in time). I added 1gal of tolulene and 3gals of 94octane. Took me to a touch under 3/4 tank.

After Tolulene
10-90mph (yes ninety this time) would get me 0* of KR.
60-80mph run would get me 2-3* of KR.

Oddly this worked out to a touch over 94 octane. I've run 94 octane from the pump and not gotten these good of numbers, no where near it..wild...I have no idea why I'm getting such better numbers, but I checked and checked and checked and it was always the same...in short, I'm sold.
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great find

everyone that that goes to track now is going to stop at the local paint store

i can see it now

pre track prep......stop at local paint store
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lol yeah..I'm excited to see what my numbers are with a tank of '94 + tolulene. That will be wild I'm sure.
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pre track prep......stop at local paint store

Unless your justin = Opensourceguy
He'* not old enough and gets carded..


Great stuff D.J. I heard Naptha (sp?) can boost octane and is a primary in lots of things from gas line antifreeze to fuel injector cleaner. Which is basically Camp Fuel.. it'* supposedly a high octane fuel also. I've ran it thru my car a few times when I was having issues and troubleshooting.. I do notice better gas mileage.. but never had a chance for WOT.. any chemist out there?
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What the hell? Is this paint or paint thinner your putting in your car? How can that be safe?
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For guys like me, go here...... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluene
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Sure..very little info and almost nothing on autmotive use though
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Sure..very little info and almost nothing on autmotive use though
But at least it tells you what it is
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too true
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