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Boeing750i 10-07-2012 02:10 PM

$7.77 a gallon!!!!???
 
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Came across a gas station with 110 octane. Bad idea for our cars?

Suri [TBR] 10-07-2012 02:39 PM

If you want to try it, empty out the tank and don't put in more than 2 gallons. It'll clean your fuel system out and it'll at least feel somewhat faster - even though adding high-octane gas in cars without forced induction doesn't usually show any marginal power gain.

MakaveliFaison 10-07-2012 03:04 PM

I used it at the Sunoco over by the bucs stadium. Worked fine.

csmeance 10-07-2012 04:44 PM

The car will run a lot better on 110, but make sure it isn't boosted with ethanol (no more than 10% in the 110 octane) otherwise your car will not run well! Most 110 is 100% gas so it's always good!

If you run 110 in your car, you shouldn't hurt it but it might be wasting a bit of money since the gains you get are marginal and decrease as you increase in octane past 100. I'd suggest filling up with maybe 23 dollars worth on a half tank, that should give you 3 gallons of 110 and 12 of 91-93 averaging out to 95-97 octane (depending on what you started with)

Boeing750i 10-07-2012 05:59 PM

Thank you guys. I am not too concerned with increasing power. More curious if this is a solid way of cleaning the involved components.

MakaveliFaison 10-07-2012 06:16 PM

I put 50 bucks worth in.

csmeance 10-07-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Boeing750i (Post 7119690)
Thank you guys. I am not too concerned with increasing power. More curious if this is a solid way of cleaning the involved components.

Octane won't lead to cleaning much of anything for the most part, the cleaning really comes from the motor running a tad better and theoretically you driving it harder thus you break pieces of dirt/dust off while driving (Italian tune-up). You in all honesty will need to use a good fuel in the first place to avoid buildup, and use a PEA based fuel cleaner like Techron or Redline SI-1

pmpn8ez 10-07-2012 06:55 PM

My friend runs 8 gallons a month in his car. He says it keeps the system clean.

061k 10-08-2012 08:44 AM

For cleaning you should go with a good fuel treatment, and premium 93, 110 will not make a different that is worth the money on a 7, and you have to make sure that 110 is unleaded some race fuels are not and damage you oxygen sensor with time

E92-Lighting 10-09-2012 11:01 AM

i havent tried 110 octane yet

MOPAULY 10-09-2012 05:12 PM

Higher octane is required for higher compression engines....running it in your 7 is a waste of money.

Tangystuffin 10-09-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Suri [TBR] (Post 7119414)
If you want to try it, empty out the tank and don't put in more than 2 gallons. It'll clean your fuel system out and it'll at least feel somewhat faster - even though adding high-octane gas in cars without forced induction doesn't usually show any marginal power gain.

your signature is 10 times longer then your posts. whats up with that

leewtech 10-09-2012 05:48 PM

Total waste of money if your motor is not designed or required to use it (check you owners manual). Detergent is mandated in all gas by the federal government. Some brands may use a tad more in their own formula but it is a negligible difference. It's all marketing folks....don't fall for it.

Use what your car is designed to use, buy it fresh, and keep your motor in good repair. That's the magic.

Suri [TBR] 10-09-2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Tangystuffin (Post 7123768)
your signature is 10 times longer then your posts. whats up with that

Is there something wrong with that?


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