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Old 07-20-2003, 04:06   #1 (permalink)
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Octane boosters

Ive been hearing some good things about them. Anyone else used them in their cars? I'm thinking of putting some of that nulon stuff in. Just curious about anyone elses experiences good or bad.
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Re: Octane boosters

The only time I've ever used them I ended up with a faulty spark plug lead. It's probably only coincidence, but the lead went the tank of juice after I used the octane booster (but it wasn't nulon).
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Old 07-20-2003, 04:22   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Octane boosters

But did you get any performance gains?
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:12   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Octane boosters

i have put the stuff in, but in my opinion if your car isnt tuned for real high octanes you'll wont feel anything imo. Anything would be a placebo.
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:31   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Octane boosters

Why are you going to put the octane booster in?

Is your car pinging? has it got too much compresh?

Do you run PULP?

Unless not, you pouring money out your exhaust pipe imho. :)
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Re: Octane boosters

Its much like PULP, if your cars not tuned for it u wont see any real gains.(so ive been told)
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:56   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Octane boosters

I run PULP in my EL XR6. Surely that engine is tuned for it. It runs better with PULP compared to ULP.
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I thought it was recomended to run PULP in all XR's?
With the cam, etc, it would probably benifit from it.
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Re: Octane boosters

Here is part of a TSB from Chrysler. Speaks for itself.


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Using premium fuel with a higher than recommended octane rating is not recommended. Owners who experience fuel related cold start and warm up driveability problems should try a gasoline with the recommended octane rating or different brands of gasoline until they find one that provides good performance.

The octane quality of gasoline is only a measure of its resistance to spark knock. The use of higher than recommended octane gasoline under normal operating conditions does NOT improve startability, idle quality, fuel economy, driveability, acceleration, engine durability, or emissions. Customers are most likely to experience poor driveability with premium gasoline than with regular.
Car hard to start in the morning? Lousy idle? Change your petrol.


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I used to use the Nulon stuff until the town I am in got Premium. My bike runs 10:1 pistons, took away the pinging under load and ran heaps better. I use Premium in my EF2 Ghia (XR motor) when I can afford it, get a bit more mileage out of a tank(about 50-80), tested this on drives to the coast .
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