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Old 12-29-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dance171 View Post
It's amazing how low the octane is in the us! The uk it goes to much higher I guess it's to do with climate or something but if I run my car on regular fuel it runs a lot worse than using shell98 or bp99 etc you can instantly feel a difference!! Do you guys add in your own additives?
As Colink had said, our 91 is your 95. So maybe your 98/99 is our 93. So we do not need octane booster.

I use Shell/Chevron/BP/Texaco and avoid Race Trac/7 Eleven/Citgo. The actual gasoline that they all use is interchangeable, the National Pipeling is like a bank, if Citgo puts in 93 octane in the Pipe then they can pull out 93 on the other end at the same time. The actual gas might be originally put in by Shell. But once the raw gas is pulled it goes to depots and the different chains will use additives or Ethanol. Some better additives than others.

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