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Old 11-23-2011, 09:41 AM
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Actually, despite my appreciation for people who use the recommended fuel in their cars, higher octane burns at a *lower* temperature than lower octane. Additionally, "proper" high-octane gas (i.e. gas that isn't ethanol blended to achieve the octane rating) gets there with higher levels of aromatic compounds that will increase carbon build-up if the car isn't built for it.and whether or not our cars are is up for debate, but they're not super-high compression engines.
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