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    Thoughts on using octane booster for M156?

    I have no experience with octane booster. Is it safe to use from time-to-time on the M156. Lets say the car is tuned and you want to drive it hard, would octane booster be safe and effective?

    Any risk of damaging the plugs?

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    yeah would like to know also.

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    from everything I have read, all the octane booster products are not effective at doing much at all.

    http://www.importtuner.com/tech/impp...ves/index.html

    That being said, a bunch of us do use race fuel at the track and tune accordingly.
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    Thanks! I'll check out that link.

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    Torco is about the only additive worth a $#@!. Otherwise mix in race gas and be safe.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Barfly Click here to enlarge
    Torco is about the only additive worth a $#@!. Otherwise mix in race gas and be safe.
    i agree......Torco is what i use for my tune and header combo

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    I don't have the articles in front of me, but there are mass quantities of both scientific and just trial and error tests that show that they aren't worth the money and usually do some degree of harm (I can dig around for the articles when I get home if needed). I would agree with the blend in race gas method. I would just avoid leaded and you're good to go
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    Thanks for the further responses.

    I sometimes mix 100 octane with 91. But, I just wanted to know if some of the people on this forum had good or bad experiences with the ocane booster.

    I've seen threads where people posted pictures of spark plugs that turned an orange color from using octane booster but they also said that wasn't dangerous to the motor. So, I don't know.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the further responses.

    I sometimes mix 100 octane with 91. But, I just wanted to know if some of the people on this forum had good or bad experiences with the ocane booster.

    I've seen threads where people posted pictures of spark plugs that turned an orange color from using octane booster but they also said that wasn't dangerous to the motor. So, I don't know.
    The MBT will turn plugs orange as well as tips but the discoloration isn't doing any damage.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jake@Eurocharged.com Click here to enlarge
    from everything I have read, all the octane booster products are not effective at doing much at all.

    http://www.importtuner.com/tech/impp...ves/index.html

    That being said, a bunch of us do use race fuel at the track and tune accordingly.
    So, I read the article. Thanks again for posting it.

    One of my questions about octane booster is whether it actually raises the octane as advertised. The article wasn't clear in answering that.

    I would like to know if you can actually raise octane, lets say from 91 to 93 octane, by using octane booster, and if so, whether this can be done with no harmful affects to the engine.

    This article made complete sense in showing that the octane booster did not enable the engine that was being tested to make extra power. But, importantly, the article does not state how much driving -- if any -- the car was made to do after the octane booster was added.

    I don't know about all cars, but to my knowledge, many cars require a period of driving time before the ECU will read and adapt to the higher octane.

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    Torco raises octane to your desired level?

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    Yes:

    http://www.torco.com/

    It's a no BS additive, the only one I know of.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Barfly Click here to enlarge
    Yes:

    http://www.torco.com/

    It's a no BS additive, the only one I know of.
    Thank you very much.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    So, I read the article. Thanks again for posting it.

    One of my questions about octane booster is whether it actually raises the octane as advertised. The article wasn't clear in answering that.

    I would like to know if you can actually raise octane, lets say from 91 to 93 octane, by using octane booster, and if so, whether this can be done with no harmful affects to the engine.

    This article made complete sense in showing that the octane booster did not enable the engine that was being tested to make extra power. But, importantly, the article does not state how much driving -- if any -- the car was made to do after the octane booster was added.

    I don't know about all cars, but to my knowledge, many cars require a period of driving time before the ECU will read and adapt to the higher octane.
    Octane boosters can raise octane but some have clogged injectors and others have stated issues with plugs. They are simply not substitutes for race gas.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Octane boosters can raise octane but some have clogged injectors and others have stated issues with plugs. They are simply not substitutes for race gas.
    You mean this?: Click here to enlarge

    Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate you sharing what you know.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    You mean this?: http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/e...ig/racegas.jpg

    Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate you sharing what you know.
    where you buy those?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    where you buy those?
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    i live in NJ i have sunoco that has 100 octane but i did not see them have gas already in canisters.. but i shall ask i guess? how much one of those puppies run you ?

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    I believe like $60. Give or take. I don't remember the exact amount.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    I believe like $60. Give or take. I don't remember the exact amount.
    are those 10 gallon ?

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