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Old 04-03-2003, 11:20 AM
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Thumbs up 101 Octane Gas!!

Here in SoCal I usually mix a blend of 91 Chevron w/ a mix of 101 Octane "Trick Gas" so the "Blue Lightning" gets an average of 93 Octane gas. The Trick gas is usually expensive at $3.99/ Gallon.

Lately, the 91 Octane gas is at $2.29/ gallon, and to my surprise that the Trick Gas is still selling at $3.99/ Gallon. Since the spread in the price difference is much smaller, I've decided to "F**k it!!" just run on the good stuff and fill her up w/ 101.

Gotta tell ya.... this is probably the best "mod" to the Blue Lightning, as the car respond more of a "Kick" then usual (similar to driving on a cold winter morning). The car runs cooler (despite a 85 degree weather) and a better gas mileage as well. Anyways, thought I mention this and throw this one out there.

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p.s. the owner of the station told me that the Octane rating from TRICK varies from 101 ~105 but never less than 101.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:24 AM
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Um, so you're not going to tell us where to get this?
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:30 AM
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Um, so you're not going to tell us where to get this?
Kaz, ever heard of www.google.com ??!!

here ya go!!
http://www.cosbyoil.com/trick.htm

Also, check out this site:
http://www.schube.com/racegas.html

BTW, if possible, always buy Trick Gas over 76 racing gas. Trick has a higher Octane Rating, and the 2 stations I go to are both selling Trick Gas at $3.99/ Gallon (vs. 76 gas is at 99 Octane rating AND selling in excess of $4.49/ Gallon)

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Old 04-03-2003, 11:32 AM
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Kaz, ever heard of www.google.com ??!!

here ya go!!
http://www.cosbyoil.com/trick.htm

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Still doesn't tell me where a station is. I know there are places you can get Sunoco in containers, and I know the 76 stations you can get 100 at a pump.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:48 AM
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Still doesn't tell me where a station is. I know there are places you can get Sunoco in containers, and I know the 76 stations you can get 100 at a pump.
Okay Kaz... I'd call 'em for you, but I don't have home address (ya lazy a$$ )

http://www.trickgas.com/distribution.htm

So here is the phone number 800-444-1449

Or email me your address and I will call them for you

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Old 04-03-2003, 11:50 AM
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Okay Kaz... I'd call 'em for you, but I don't have home address (ya lazy a$$ )

http://www.trickgas.com/distribution.htm

So here is the phone number 800-444-1449

Or email me your address and I will call them for you

beewang
Do you get it out of a pump, or 5gal cans? I can only get mine out of a 5gal can.

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Old 04-03-2003, 11:58 AM
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:03 PM
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Do you get it out of a pump, or 5gal cans? I can only get mine out of a 5gal can.

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Out of a Pump. Actually, its pretty scary, as the Trick Gas Pump usually stands by itself. And it won't stop until the meter runs over $70!!

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Old 04-03-2003, 12:05 PM
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Hey Pat-sy!! Wouldn't be cheaper for ya to spend a lil' more and get a 530 and save the $$ on 101 Gas j/k

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Old 04-03-2003, 12:09 PM
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Hey Pat-sy!! Wouldn't be cheaper for ya to spend a lil' more and get a 530 and save the $$ on 101 Gas j/k

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Probably! But I am saving for a 2003 530dAT instead ... home heating oil is a lot cheaper than gasoline!
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:12 PM
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BTW, if possible, always buy Trick Gas over 76 racing gas. Trick has a higher Octane Rating, and the 2 stations I go to are both selling Trick Gas at $3.99/ Gallon (vs. 76 gas is at 99 Octane rating AND selling in excess of $4.49/ Gallon)

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The irony ...

I already pay $4.50 a gallon - for 98E.
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:38 PM
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Hold on a friggin' second here.

I had always heard that our engines can't do better with a higher octance gas...they just weren't designed to take advantage of anything better than 93.

Also, a higher octane is what you want in hotter weather.

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Old 04-03-2003, 12:40 PM
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Hold on a friggin' second here.

I had always heard that our engines can't do better with a higher octance gas...they just weren't designed to take advantage of anything better than 93.

Also, a higher octane is what you want in hotter weather.

Chris
...but we can't get 93 in bad old California...
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:40 PM
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Okay Kaz... I'd call 'em for you, but I don't have home address (ya lazy a$$ )

http://www.trickgas.com/distribution.htm

So here is the phone number 800-444-1449

Or email me your address and I will call them for you

beewang
Hey, why can't you just tell us where in So.Cal. you got the stuff? Name the place and it's location. Is it a state secret or something?
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:40 PM
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Okay Kaz... I'd call 'em for you, but I don't have home address (ya lazy a$$ )

http://www.trickgas.com/distribution.htm

So here is the phone number 800-444-1449

Or email me your address and I will call them for you

beewang
Well, I'm just assuming you know where all the pumps are here in SoCal.
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:33 PM
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Hold on a friggin' second here.

I had always heard that our engines can't do better with a higher octance gas...they just weren't designed to take advantage of anything better than 93.

Chris
You're right.. Bee's just on crack. Cheap crack, but crack.
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:36 PM
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You're right.. Bee's just on crack. Cheap crack, but crack.
Nope, the M's will advance timing up to the equivalent of 95 octane, so a mix is appropriate and beneficial. The non-M's will advance timing no more than the equivalent of 93 octane, so a lesser mix is appropriate and beneficial. My software will advance till it pings, regardless of octane, then back off.
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:44 PM
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I actually feel the differenc ein my 540 when I go from 91 full tank to 94 full tank...
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:53 PM
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Angry Impeach Jae from Moderator!!

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Originally posted by PropellerHead
You're right.. Bee's just on crack. Cheap crack, but crack.


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Nope, the M's will advance timing up to the equivalent of 95 octane, so a mix is appropriate and beneficial. The non-M's will advance timing no more than the equivalent of 93 octane, so a lesser mix is appropriate and beneficial. My software will advance till it pings, regardless of octane, then back off.
Yeah!! You tell him Danny!!



I propose we Impeach Jae (PropellerHead) from the position. of Moderator. The Dumba$$ knows Jack *****t about Bimmers!!

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Old 04-03-2003, 03:56 PM
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I wasn't so much saying he was right about the gas as I was taking the opportunity to say Bee's on crack...

and that it's cheap crack.


Now, back to your Euro Delivery cage, Bee. We'll rattle when you can come out and play.
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Old 04-03-2003, 04:21 PM
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Is Trick race fuel unleaded? Just curious because the VP race fuel I run in my bike is leaded.
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Old 04-03-2003, 04:53 PM
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The 101 (~105 ron) is unleaded. You don't think I would piss away my $75k car w/ Leaded gas do ya??!!

http://www.trickgas.com/index.htm

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Old 04-03-2003, 05:01 PM
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Re: Impeach Jae from Moderator!!

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I propose we Impeach Jae (PropellerHead) from the position. of Moderator. The Dumba$$ knows Jack *****t about Bimmers!!

beewang [/B]

Damn. And here I thought Jack *****t drove Volkswagens.



Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week.
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Old 04-09-2003, 10:01 AM
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I got a 8-10HP increase running 96

I got a 8-10HP increase across most of the powerband running 96 in an E46 M3. At some points as much a 14HP. Peak wound up only being 5HP more at 7900RPM.

This is 96 vs. California 91 octane.

If your car can advance the timing.. you will feel it.
 

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