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Old 03-17-2009, 09:23 AM
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Octane Boost does little or nothing to raise the actual octane of the fuel - it does, however, have some effect on retarding pre-detonation. That's not enough in my opinion to warrant usage of the stuff. Read the bottles carefully - they state "raises octane as much as "x" points" where "x" represents the "tenth" in the octane rating - i.e. if they say it raises the octane 3 points that means it takes 89.0 to 89.3 not 89 to 92.

Toluene is the only way to go other than adding AV Gas or some other higher octane gas to 89. 10X has the formula correct - there are lots of articles on the internet that talk about using Toluene as an octane boost.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:43 AM
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Last 55 gallon drums we bought were 3.50 a gallon ,menards and home depot have the 1 gallon jugs
bill where are you buying your 55 gal drums,i need 1?
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bill where are you buying your 55 gal drums,i need 1?
Mike the Sherwin Williams paint store in frankfort rt 45 & St francis . no deposit on barrels let me know they may ask you for a account # for the good pricing
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Check out ACES octane boost. One of the prominent engine builders over on Scream and Fly recently did an interesting test with it and was found to be successful. Check it out:

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=180557

The test was done with a high performance OB that would typically run 100% race fuel and any sort of running on just 93 octane would melt this motor down.
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i never heard of using toulene, I have been using torco, is toulene just as good?

http://torcoracefuel.net/pro-accelerator.html
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I cant speak for the Ace product however Rudy Dryden had a friend at an oil company perform octane tests testing on all of the top name boost products including Torco .They essentially gained up to 1.5 points over 93 or 94.5 total octane with the Torco being the best.

With that being said they also tested toulene which used to contain detonation worked the best and netted 98.5 octane when mixed 10% mix with 93 pump gas.

You have to be careful not to use to much as you will loose throttle response etc.
It is not a substitute for race fuel by any means, we run a 10% or less mix of toulene and 93 up to 8 lbs of boost at which time our methanol injection kicks in.
For us at $3.00 per gallon 55 gallon drums it gives a bit of safety over straight pump gas that none of the high dollar additives really give us.
We run knock sensors,air fuel and egt sensors on 4 holes and have had zero issues running 100s of gallons of 10% mixed toulene to this point 235 hrs so far.
Works for us!
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I cant speak for the Ace product however Rudy Dryden had a friend at an oil company perform octane tests testing on all of the top name boost products including Torco .They essentially gained up to 1.5 points over 93 or 94.5 total octane with the Torco being the best.

With that being said they also tested toulene which used to contain detonation worked the best and netted 98.5 octane when mixed 10% mix with 93 pump gas.

You have to be careful not to use to much as you will loose throttle response etc.
It is not a substitute for race fuel by any means, we run a 10% or less mix of toulene and 93 up to 8 lbs of boost at which time our methanol injection kicks in.
For us at $3.00 per gallon 55 gallon drums it gives a bit of safety over straight pump gas that none of the high dollar additives really give us.
We run knock sensors,air fuel and egt sensors on 4 holes and have had zero issues running 100s of gallons of 10% mixed toulene to this point 235 hrs so far.
Works for us!

8 lbs of boost at which time our methanol injection kicks in. !!!!
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I cant speak for the Ace product however Rudy Dryden had a friend at an oil company perform octane tests testing on all of the top name boost products including Torco .They essentially gained up to 1.5 points over 93 or 94.5 total octane with the Torco being the best.

With that being said they also tested toulene which used to contain detonation worked the best and netted 98.5 octane when mixed 10% mix with 93 pump gas.

You have to be careful not to use to much as you will loose throttle response etc.
It is not a substitute for race fuel by any means, we run a 10% or less mix of toulene and 93 up to 8 lbs of boost at which time our methanol injection kicks in.
For us at $3.00 per gallon 55 gallon drums it gives a bit of safety over straight pump gas that none of the high dollar additives really give us.
We run knock sensors,air fuel and egt sensors on 4 holes and have had zero issues running 100s of gallons of 10% mixed toulene to this point 235 hrs so far.
Works for us!
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Are you adding mystery oil or something as a lubricant when mixing toulene?
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Are you adding mystery oil or something as a lubricant when mixing toulene?
Yes to the Methanol ,not to the Toluene
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