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#4678175 - 02/25/18 09:10 PM Octane booster
Ndx Offline

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1811
Loc: IL
Hi Guys,

My v8 pings under light load 3-4 gear ....
I found somewhere online that someone said that using this helps

Is this safe to use with every tank ? Any issues with oil contamination this is DI engine.


#4678200 - 02/25/18 09:43 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
dogememe Offline

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 324
What vehicle/engine?

That [censored] is so unconcentrated it barely makes a difference across a whole tank.
2010 Ford Escape FWD 2.5L ~64K: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, ACDelco Filter.
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#4678208 - 02/25/18 09:51 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1811
Loc: IL
Cayenne v8 4.8

#4678209 - 02/25/18 09:51 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
spasm3 Offline

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8255
Loc: North Carolina
Does not look that great to me. MSDS reveals a lot of deodorized kerosene.

104 octane boost is $9.99 for 16oz and a lot of that is kerosene.

Xylene is an octane boost, a gallon ( 128oz) is $18.50 at home depot. I would expect the Xylene to raise octane more than a 16oz bottle of kerosene with other things in there. And its less per oz.

Some mixing info here. I'd be careful and keep it off the paint.

Edited by spasm3 (02/25/18 10:02 PM)
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#4678212 - 02/25/18 09:53 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1811
Loc: IL
Any recommendations ? Thx guys

#4678225 - 02/25/18 09:59 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
gathermewool Offline

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 5720
Loc: New England
Are you using 93 AKI already? If not, do that.
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#4678243 - 02/25/18 10:25 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1811
Loc: IL
Yes I exclusively use Premium gas

Edited by Ndx (02/25/18 10:26 PM)

#4678245 - 02/25/18 10:28 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
2strokeNorthstar Offline

Registered: 07/19/17
Posts: 195
Get some Race Gas and blend it. Don’t put junk in the tank that isn’t made for it

#4678263 - 02/25/18 10:50 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1811
Loc: IL

#4678282 - 02/25/18 11:42 PM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
The_Nuke Offline

Registered: 07/21/13
Posts: 220
Loc: D/FW Metroplex
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#4678292 - 02/26/18 12:01 AM Re: Octane booster [Re: The_Nuke]
bbhero Online   content

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4174
Loc: Virginia

The Nuke has a very good list here. I would add Lucas oil octane boost in the red container. In a test done it raised octane about 3 numbers as well.

And to add to that... The Nuke has a really cool car to run stuff in as well.

Edited by bbhero (02/26/18 12:03 AM)
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#4678303 - 02/26/18 12:16 AM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5144
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Ndx
Any recommendations ? Thx guys

Yes, don't buy the Gold Eagle garbage.

I used to mix Xylene into my gas in my turbo Mustang Drag car. Fun times!
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4678312 - 02/26/18 12:25 AM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
y_p_w Offline

Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 3562
Loc: SF Bay Area
They don't do that much. On top of that it's technically not street legal.

A lot of these products say they boost octane rating by 10 points. However, "10 points" means one AKI number.

#4678313 - 02/26/18 12:28 AM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
ted s Offline

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 948
Loc: Albany NY
if you car is stock it shouldn't ping. if it does it has a bad sensor etc

#4678406 - 02/26/18 06:26 AM Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 17733
Loc: MA,
Any codes stored or CEL? It sounds like you may have a carbon or possibly an EGR or other issue, using this if it does anything at all is only masking the problem.

Edited by Trav (02/26/18 06:27 AM)
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