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Octane Booster: good or bad?

I run Clatex Vortex Premium all the time in my EF, but im curious as to what adding some octane booster would do.

IIRC, Vortex is rated at 95RON isnt it? So, is adding some extra octane going to be of any benefit to me? I'm just wanting to try and get some better performance as it seems to have hit its peak.


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Re: Octane Booster: good or bad?

im wondering the same thing for my xr6t.i dont think itll hurt.ill do it next time i fill up and let you know how it goes
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Re: Octane Booster: good or bad?

Ok, cheers for that. I'd be interested to see how it goes.

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Re: Octane Booster: good or bad?

for the same price get mobil synergy or shell optimax they are both 98 ron so why pay the same for caltex...???Ps my car had problems with vortex....never again..
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Re: Octane Booster: good or bad?

not good, not bad, just a waste. I wouldnt bother unless I could only get 91RON


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Re: Octane Booster: good or bad?

Had an experience with my parents 96 Fairlane V8 on Vortex. In summer and warmer conditions it tended to ping and rattle alot on Vortex, put a tank of Optimax in and never heard the rattles or pings again. Go figure.
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