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#3395359 - 06/12/14 06:54 AM A chemists view on gasoline additives
Eosyn Offline


Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 427
Loc: Michigan
This chemist writes a very interesting and informative paper on gasoline brands, octane and additives. I was unpleasantly surprised about using the same brand of gasoline because of the deposits that are left from that brands additive package. Gonna try his suggestion about switching brands every 5k. If the following site has been linked to before, my humble apologies.

A chemists view on gasoline brands, octane and additives.
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#3395378 - 06/12/14 07:18 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
This is an interesting statement....

"What about fuel injector additives?
Give the money to charity where it'll do some good; your fuel injectors will never know the difference. Other than a narrow window in 86-87 where some fuel injectors fouled, the modern (meaning post 87) injectors are of a design that won't foul unless you put some really old rotten gas through them. We had one guy in our group whose job it was to test our gas and competitors brands for injector fouling. He couldn't do it with '88 and newer injectors (with any brand of gas!). I mean he couldn't even get these injectors to foul a little.
"


So, why, or how, do we see videos of fouled injectors and after adding cleaners, we see them spraying better??
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#3395387 - 06/12/14 07:31 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Interesting if you like tripe. LOL
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#3395389 - 06/12/14 07:35 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
badtlc Offline


Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 4796
Loc: KC
This guy is using his "title" to spew a bunch of his opinions and thinking people will not question him because of his background.
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#3395403 - 06/12/14 07:49 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
yvon_la Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
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so basicly this guy is saying ,find the local rafinerie brand then play switcheroo between those!nice trick!
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#3395406 - 06/12/14 07:56 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
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Not sure I agree with anything he has stated.
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#3395412 - 06/12/14 08:04 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
demarpaint Offline


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But wait, he's a "Chemist."
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#3395437 - 06/12/14 08:28 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
datech Offline


Registered: 01/14/14
Posts: 689
Loc: us
He doesn't say anything about 2 stroke oil.. 3 WC. It's an additive.

Why go 5000 miles on one brand? why not switch more often?

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#3395468 - 06/12/14 09:14 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 4546
Loc: Da Swamp
I read this on the Mercedes Mailing List about 1998. It's good to see it again, but I have no idea if his ideas work in practice.
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#3395478 - 06/12/14 09:20 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Trav]
DaHen Offline


Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Trav
Interesting if you like tripe.


Tripe is good, just hard to find.
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#3395495 - 06/12/14 09:38 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 5554
Loc: North Coast
I agree with him after logging over 540,000 miles on 87 octane in cars that are labeled for 91 or higher. Never one ping.
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#3395498 - 06/12/14 09:39 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: badtlc]
BMWTurboDzl Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 1728
Loc: Atlanta,GA
Originally Posted By: badtlc
This guy is using his "title" to spew a bunch of his opinions and thinking people will not question him because of his background.


Kinda like Doug Hillary???? *eyes rolling*

Like everything in this world context matters. If you do that the article makes a lot of sense and doesn't necessarily says additives are worthless. Hint. I believe he's referencing Techron in his last paragraph.


Edited by BMWTurboDzl (06/12/14 09:48 AM)
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#3395499 - 06/12/14 09:40 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10248
Loc: NorthEast
Are you going to believe Trav who has before and after pictures and flow rates of the injector or this chemist? Has this chemist published any papers in peer review journals?

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#3395524 - 06/12/14 10:12 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Vikas]
BMWTurboDzl Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 1728
Loc: Atlanta,GA
Originally Posted By: Vikas
Are you going to believe Trav who has before and after pictures and flow rates of the injector or this chemist? Has this chemist published any papers in peer review journals?


Again context. This article is over 13 yrs old is it not?
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#3395528 - 06/12/14 10:20 AM Re: A chemists view on gasoline additives [Re: Eosyn]
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 414
Loc: TN
I believe him. Each additive leaves its own deposits, and only a different additive can clean previous additive deposits. Thus switching brands periodically is the best way to go.
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