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Octane booster #4678175
02/25/18 09:10 PM
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Hi Guys,

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

https://www.goldeagle.com/product/104-octane-boost/

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

Thx

Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678200
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What vehicle/engine?

That [censored] is so unconcentrated it barely makes a difference across a whole tank.


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Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678208
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Cayenne v8 4.8

Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678209
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Does not look that great to me. MSDS reveals a lot of deodorized kerosene.

http://econtent.autozone.com:24999/znetcs/msds/en/US/84258

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/3527600418.mb6474247yole5216/pdf

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.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-gal-Xylol-Xylene-GXY24/100406366




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

http://www.merkurencyclopedia.com/Fuel/fuelchem.html

Last edited by spasm3; 02/25/18 10:02 PM.

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Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678212
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Any recommendations ? Thx guys

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Are you using 93 AKI already? If not, do that.


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Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678243
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Yes I exclusively use Premium gas

Last edited by Ndx; 02/25/18 10:26 PM.
Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678245
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Get some Race Gas and blend it. Donít put junk in the tank that isnít made for it

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Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678282
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Re: Octane booster [Re: The_Nuke] #4678292
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^^^^^^

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.

Last edited by bbhero; 02/26/18 12:03 AM.

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Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678303
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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."
Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678312
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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.

http://www.hcdmag.com/best-octane-booster/

Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678313
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if you car is stock it shouldn't ping. if it does it has a bad sensor etc

Re: Octane booster [Re: Ndx] #4678406
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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.

Last edited by Trav; 02/26/18 06:27 AM.

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