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Old 09-15-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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Talking Improved Performance and MPG

I run mid-grade fuel in the summer because it improves the chances of NOT having engine ping under a load. I run 15* timing. I run the a/c all summer, day & night. I use the 'Sport' mode on the automatic trans because the a/c copressor uses about 10hp.

I get 15-16mpg town, and 18mpg hwy. 90% of my driving is town.

So...in the last tank I ran regular fuel, with a bottle of
Amsoil Octane Booster.

https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aob.aspx

I ran a few miles in 'sport' mode. It definately felt like more power around town. Don't know if there are special additives in it, but normally you use Octane booster to help eliminate ping because your HPs are so very high.
Mine is only about 225hp.

Anyways, I then switched to 'normal' on the tranny button. Usually it feels like it has less power, as the trans upshifts at lower rpms. But I ended up leaving it in that position for the entire tank of fuel. It felt like it had a lot more power than usual.

I suggest, that for the small price they are asking for a bottle, you might want to try some.

Also...I got 18 mpg in town. I have my routine M-F. Drive the same roads, and same speeds.

So I filled up today with regular. No booster.

I will try it in the normal position and see what mpg I get, and how the power feels.

I will let you know next week.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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if i were you i wouldnt use octane boost ive heard from many people that its not good to use on turbo cars this might not be true but ill take there word for it anyway its up to you its your car
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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if i were you i wouldnt use octane boost ive heard from many people that its not good to use on turbo cars this might not be true but ill take there word for it anyway its up to you its your car
octane boost is pretty much the same as running higher octane fuel
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:22 AM   #4
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if i were you i wouldnt use octane boost ive heard from many people that its not good to use on turbo cars this might not be true but ill take there word for it anyway its up to you its your car
I think he drives an N/A

Mrnicleye your N/a has 225hp? what mods?
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:24 AM   #5
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octane boost is pretty much the same as running higher octane fuel
Those octane boosters you buy at checkers wont raise your octane not even by one point. LOL
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:14 PM   #6
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Those octane boosters you buy at checkers wont raise your octane not even by one point. LOL
if you buy the cheap shit then yea. you get what you pay for
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is it next week? =D im curious haha. theres always a ton of octane booster inside Auto Zone everytime i go in, its not that expensive either.
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is it next week? =D im curious haha. theres always a ton of octane booster inside Auto Zone everytime i go in, its not that expensive either.
You really think those Octane boosters work?
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