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Old 06-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Race gas?

An you put racing gas in your street car? We have CAM2 leaded racing gas here that is 110 octane. I wonder about the lead and the newer cars..? If you can use it, how much can you use?
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The lead won't hurt anything, It's basically a lubricant for the valve guides. As long as your tunes timing has been advanced for the 110, you'll be ok.
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I've heard that running too much leased gas can foul up the catalytic converters. Not sure though.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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If your gonna run 110 octain, buy it by the can. I wouldn't recommend getting it from a pump. I like klotz the best followed by VP racing fuels.

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I've heard that running too much leased gas can foul up the catalytic converters. Not sure though.
Correct, if your running 110 you shouldn't have converters on to start with.
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Cool, so you just put a can or two in the tank when you want an octane boost, say if your planning a trip to the track?
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Cool, so you just put a can or two in the tank when you want an octane boost, say if your planning a trip to the track?
I wouldn't mix it. If your tune is for 110 serious damage could result using anything less. I wouldn't run 110 in a street car. It gets real expensive really fast. Switching back and forth is not a good idea because your not gonna get all the gas out, thus diluting the 110.
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I wouldn't mix it. If your tune is for 110 serious damage could result using anything less. I wouldn't run 110 in a street car. It gets real expensive really fast. Switching back and forth is not a good idea because your not gonna get all the gas out, thus diluting the 110.
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Re: Race gas?

its a very expensive way to waste money if your car isnt tuned/setup for it. Basically ignore it if the tune isnt setup for it, and I dont see why you would want to boost your tune above your premium fuel level in your area.
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its a very expensive way to waste money if your car isnt tuned/setup for it. Basically ignore it if the tune isnt setup for it, and I dont see why you would want to boost your tune above your premium fuel level in your area.
Glad I didn't do this hehe!

I mainly concerned about knock and ping. My original plugs looked good at 37,000 miles when I changed them. I'd like to keep it that way. But I still want to get the most out of it, or rather, run as good as it can possibly run.
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Re: Race gas?

yea very true, you dont always hear detonation. On my car its FAR worse as its supercharged AND there is NO knock sensor (WTF....) so I have to be careful. For may normal every day tune I have the timing pulled back on it just to be safe as you never know when it comes to gas. Having a saftey net (tuned for 91 running 93) is fine as well. If you have a knock sensor that detects detonation and pulls timing thats good, but I just like to be safe.
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