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Octane boost_ any good?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by RHODIE, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. RHODIE

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    none of the petrol stations around me sell 98ron petrol, would octanbe boost and regular petrol work? Are they weorth it? Iuf so which ones?
     
  2. s3dave

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    There a bit gimmicky to be honest there are test on the net somewhere, and the conclusion was, keep the money in your pocket...
     
  3. FactionOne

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    Apparently they're all pants.



    I guess the K-series is mapped to run on 95, but I'm not sure anything 'pour-in' would give a measurable increase in RON value - it seems that the phrase 'octane boost' is fairly loose.

    What car/engine?

    //R
     
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  4. RHODIE

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    8P s3
     
  5. Oranoco

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    Put the right fuel in it, far less aggro.

    Seen a few tests on these octane boosters and almost without fail they recorded nothing useful or a difference so marginal it could have been down to a difference in ambient temps
     

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