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Old 05-05-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Any opinions on octane booster? I own a 2012 gt500.
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Snake oil. If you need higher than 93, run E85 or race gas.
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I add 5 gallons of UNLEADED 100 octane to 1/4 tank for the track.
( what the tuner recommended )
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E85 is the best bet. Racegas in in the stone age now. Octane boosters are crap.

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A few of my close friends have very radical cars. Absolutely pushing the limits of 93octane pump gas and don't really like to use race gas or methanol. Their tunes are perfect, but they do occasionally run into the issue of picking up a bad batch of gas. By that I mean, it just has to be a little less octane than 93. Just in case that happens, they usually carry one can of Torco in their trunk. Which always helps push the octane where they need it. I also have other friends that have their car tuned on 93, but run Torco all the time as a safety cushion.

Torco truly does work as an octane booster, but you can't always count on a consistent mixture in your gas. This is why I never suggest tuning with torco. Instead, I prefer to tune without it and then add it on top. Strictly as a safety cushion.

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A few of my close friends have very radical cars. Absolutely pushing the limits of 93octane pump gas and don't really like to use race gas or methanol. Their tunes are perfect, but they do occasionally run into the issue of picking up a bad batch of gas. By that I mean, it just has to be a little less octane than 93. Just in case that happens, they usually carry one can of Torco in their trunk. Which always helps push the octane where they need it. I also have other friends that have their car tuned on 93, but run Torco all the time as a safety cushion.

Torco truly does work as an octane booster, but you can't always count on a consistent mixture in your gas. This is why I never suggest tuning with torco. Instead, I prefer to tune without it and then add it on top. Strictly as a safety cushion.

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One thing that scares the **** out of me is that there have been numerous gas stations around here that have been caught, at one time or another, putting 87 in all the tanks to scam people. This is one reason I have yet to tune my 2V and just run 87 in it. Also another reason I really, REALLY wish that there would be an E85 station around here or at least some easy way to test octane.
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A few of my close friends have very radical cars. Absolutely pushing the limits of 93octane pump gas and don't really like to use race gas or methanol. Their tunes are perfect, but they do occasionally run into the issue of picking up a bad batch of gas. By that I mean, it just has to be a little less octane than 93. Just in case that happens, they usually carry one can of Torco in their trunk. Which always helps push the octane where they need it. I also have other friends that have their car tuned on 93, but run Torco all the time as a safety cushion.

Torco truly does work as an octane booster, but you can't always count on a consistent mixture in your gas. This is why I never suggest tuning with torco. Instead, I prefer to tune without it and then add it on top. Strictly as a safety cushion.

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It would take hundreds of bottles of octane booster to actually boost octane.
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One thing that scares the **** out of me is that there have been numerous gas stations around here that have been caught, at one time or another, putting 87 in all the tanks to scam people. This is one reason I have yet to tune my 2V and just run 87 in it. Also another reason I really, REALLY wish that there would be an E85 station around here or at least some easy way to test octane.
I hear ya. You really never know what's coming out of the pump. Which is why my friends carry one can of Torco just in case. If their car starts misfiring and sputtering after filling up, they pull over and add a bottle. Better safe than sorry!

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It would take hundreds of bottles of octane booster to actually boost octane.
Have you ever tried using Torco or another octane booster containing large amounts of MMT? It works a lot better than you would think. One can of 32oz Torco paired with 10 gallons of is advertised to boost 10 octane numbers. I'm not saying it truly boosts 10 numbers, but it certainly boosts the fuel a few numbers. I've seen and used it first hand to eliminate knock from an engine with bad gas by adding 32oz to full tank of gas (over 10 gals). Torco has been used time and time again with thousands of cars performance cars. It undoubtedly boosts octane, but how much it boost contain every time it's used is unclear. That's why it shouldn't be tuned with because it's not consistent enough. This is why I use it only as a cushion!

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I hear ya. You really never know what's coming out of the pump. Which is why my friends carry one can of Torco just in case. If their car starts misfiring and sputtering after filling up, they pull over and add a bottle. Better safe than sorry!

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I don't recommend tuning on Torco either. It's just a good safety cushion.

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Have you ever tried using Torco or another octane booster containing large amounts of MMT? It works a lot better than you would think. One can of 32oz Torco paired with 10 gallons of is advertised to boost 10 octane numbers. I'm not saying it truly boosts 10 numbers, but it certainly boosts the fuel a few numbers. I've seen and used it first hand to eliminate knock from an engine with bad gas by adding 32oz to full tank of gas (over 10 gals). Torco has been used time and time again with thousands of cars performance cars. It undoubtedly boosts octane, but how much it boost contain every time it's used is unclear. That's why it shouldn't be tuned with because it's not consistent enough. This is why I use it only as a cushion!

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I wasn't referring to Torco specifically. The basic octane booster has the ingredients on the back which would equate to needing hundreds of bottles to boost 1 point.

My statement should have said MOST boosters do not work.
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I wasn't referring to Torco specifically. The basic octane booster has the ingredients on the back which would equate to needing hundreds of bottles to boost 1 point.

My statement should have said MOST boosters do not work.
Gotcha. That's certainly true! A lot of octane boosters are just snake oil. Some don't have any MMT in them at all or very little.

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I have used Torco in my '14 V6 but I would dare put it in the Shelby. It definitely makes a difference but I have heard that it can foul your spark plugs and cause your O2 sensors to go bad with prolonged use so I stop using it.
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E85!!!!!! Leave everything else on the shelf. Listen grasshopper

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Some people don't have that luxury unfortunately. I've said it many times if we get E85 around here or I move to somewhere where there are pumps its all I am going to run.
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Lol, well I am applying for a job at Andrews AFB next month and if I get it we'll be moving down there by this time next year. I'd hope there is E85 around there.
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Lol, well I am applying for a job at Andrews AFB next month and if I get it we'll be moving down there by this time next year. I'd hope there is E85 around there.
Won't be long and I'm sure it will be everywhere, with " go green " bull****

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Eh... more and more people are starting to wise up that the corn ethanol is a complete scam. It takes more than 1 gallon of conventional fuel to make a gallon of corn ethanol. Now... if we went to sugar or develop better tech to get cellulosic ethanol off the ground and working... well that's totally different.

With all that said... where is my cheap race gas!?!?!
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Eh... more and more people are starting to wise up that the corn ethanol is a complete scam. It takes more than 1 gallon of conventional fuel to make a gallon of corn ethanol. Now... if we went to sugar or develop better tech to get cellulosic ethanol off the ground and working... well that's totally different.

With all that said... where is my cheap race gas!?!?!
E98 is starting to make its way down south.

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E85 is starting to appear in memphis area. Too bad I don't have enough pump or injector for it.

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E85 is starting to appear in memphis area. Too bad I don't have enough pump or injector for it.

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BC I will have a set of 80lb's I will be selling here soon. Coming out of my coyote. Which will be more than enough to run e85. I also had them in my old cobra.



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What exactly is E85 fuel and how is it different than say 87, 89, 91 or 93 octane fuel? Can someone run E85 fuel on say a 91 Octane tune?

Living in the State of Maryland I have never seen a gas station offer E85 fuel. I have never seen E85 fuel offered in the State of Delaware, Philadelphia area, New Jersey areas.

I am out visiting my father now in the Jackson Missouri area and gas stations have E85 here.

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It is 85% ethanol ( alcohol, corn) whatever way you want to think of it and 15% gasoline. Which makes it 105 octane. Race gas at the pump baby.

No you can't run it on a 91 octane tune. Your stock njectors will not support it either. E85 requires more fuel volume.

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It is 85% ethanol ( alcohol, corn) whatever way you want to think of it and 15% gasoline. Which makes it 105 octane. Race gas at the pump baby.

No you can't run it on a 91 octane tune. Your stock njectors will not support it either. E85 requires more fuel volume.

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It is 85% ethanol ( alcohol, corn) whatever way you want to think of it and 15% gasoline. Which makes it 105 octane. Race gas at the pump baby.

No you can't run it on a 91 octane tune. Your stock njectors will not support it either. E85 requires more fuel volume.

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Your whole fuel system needs to be set up for it or things can start disintegrating from what I have heard.
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Your whole fuel system needs to be set up for it or things can start disintegrating from what I have heard.
No in run it. And have been running it. All the new cars only need injectors and a boost a pump depending on your HP.

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Most modern cars already have the lines to support E85 and prevent deterioration. They just need better flow like injectors and pump.
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I think we are all in agreement here. My point being that the car needs to be set up for it, no matter what age, whether it was ready from the factory or aftermarket. Just didn't want someone to think they can just throw E85 in there car because of the higher octane without any worries.
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