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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-14-2014, 05:56 PM
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BOOSTane - Octane Booster

Anyone try this product?

http://www.boostane.com/

It was recommended on the velocity channel. I've been looking for a way to boost octane so I can run a more aggressive tune. We can only get 93 is Washington.

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Make your own.Google the recipe ,can all be had at Lowes.Will be cheaper and better.
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Anyone try this product?

http://www.boostane.com/

It was recommended on the velocity channel. I've been looking for a way to boost octane so I can run a more aggressive tune. We can only get 93 is Washington.

Thanks,

Jon
If you are using the OTS maps 93 is the recommended octane. What stage you can run is mainly dependent on what supporting mods you have. If you don't plan on doing bolt-ons the best option to do is get a E30 map tune from PTF. E85 is your best friend.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:16 PM
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Hard to find E85 out here. I,m running Cobb stage 2 sport map, AR down pipes and Racewerks Intercooler. Car runs great on 93 ethanol free Gas, which I can find close by. I wanted to try an agressive map without paying $9 a gal. For race fuel. I ordered a can and will let you know how it works.

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Minimum octane requirement for the aggressive maps is 93. So you can load the aggressive map as long as you stick with 93 octane. Load the aggressive map, do a couple of datalogs to make sure everything looks good. Be sure to do a couple of good 3rd gear pulls before you log to let the dme adjust to the map.


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Old 09-16-2014, 09:18 AM
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My error! We can only get 92 in the Seattle area. I have tried the aggressive map on 92 and it does not work well.
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My error! We can only get 92 in the Seattle area. I have tried the aggressive map on 92 and it does not work well.
Yeah you probably had a lot of timing pulls since you didn't have a high enough octane. Octane boosters work however iirc a bottle will give you only 1/2 to 1 more octane on a full tank if you are using 92. Also I'm not a fan of using booster long term. I know the closest E85 is 20 min outside of town for you however going the E85 route will give a more stable higher octane fuel source. Not to mention turbos + E85 is a match made in heaven. Case in point I did 4 one after another datalogs, even with high IATs I had no timing pulls on the logs. Well good luck and hopefully the booster works to get you over the 93 hump.
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