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Hey cats,<p>Did a couple searches on this before posting and didn't see anything so I don't think I'm reposting old news, but I figure it's worth the risk! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I was bummed that we could only get 91 octane fuel here in my area (Southern Ontario), but then I found out about Sunoco and their Ultra94; 94 octane fuel! Obviously it's more expensive, but it beats the 91 everywhere else. Been running it a few days now and I am very happy with the difference.<p>So, if you're a fellow R-driving Canuck and have been sulking that you can only run 91 octane, hopefully this will come as good news to you. Sunoco stations are pretty plentiful!<p>gb
 

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Re: 94 Octane gas for Canadian R owners (grimmbob)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>grimmbob</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So, if you're a fellow R-driving Canuck and have been sulking that you can only run 91 octane, hopefully this will come as good news to you. Sunoco stations are pretty plentiful!<p>gb</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Out east, maybe - no Sunocos out here on the lone prairie.<p>There are a few Huskys that carry 94, however - there's one in west Edmonton just off the Anthony Henday freeway.
 

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Ahh, that's good to know!<p>I'm also heading east (east "proper", as in NB, NS, PEI <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> ) on a road trip in the fall, should be travelling for a few weeks at least. I'll document any good sources in the maritimes along the way to share here on my return.<p>gb
 

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gp - Sunoco94 is THE ONLY way to fly in your R.<p>I've been using it for years (since my 850T days). I used to drop back to 91 in the winter in the 850T but now with my newer Volvo's it Sunoco94 year round. There are so many Sunoco stations North of Steeles (Vaughan and Richmond Hill specifically have many, many of them).<p>ps. Seems gas gets cheap Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Was 98.9 last night and then 107.9 today then back down again to 96.9 tonight. (I'm quoting gas prices in Canadian, multiply it by ~3.8 to get $/US GAL in USD).<p>LTA<br>
 

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In Vancouver area you can get 94 at certain Chevron stations
 

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I only ever fill up with 95 octane, which thank who ever, they introduced here in January this year. Never tried 91 or 93 and dont think I ever will.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CyberRacer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I only ever fill up with 95 octane, which thank who ever, they introduced here in January this year. Never tried 91 or 93 and dont think I ever will.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just make sure we're not confusing RON with AKI.<p>I believe that in North America the number you see at all pumps is AKI. It stands for Anti-knock Index and it the average of RON and MON (ie. R+M/2). RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Index Number (I think one is a rating at idel or low speed and the other is a rating done at high speed but not sure so google it for more info).<p>I <I>think</I> North American '94 AKI' is euquivalent to '98 RON' in Europe (someone correct or confirm please)<p>Having said that, CyberRacer what do the pumps in South Africa show? RON or R+M/2? If it's RON you should source some 100 RON raace gace and do some mixing to realize the full potential of your R. Failing that, a nice IPD <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62328" TARGET="_blank"><FONT COLOR="red">Aquamist</FONT></A> system will be a great help for you.<p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: 94 Octane gas for Canadian R owners (grimmbob)

It's interesting to see that the 94 still exists near you. In NJ it was selling so poorly that they canned it in my area some time ago. That may also be due to the fact that we have 93 pump octane instead of 91 though.
 

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Re: 94 Octane gas for Canadian R owners (grimmbob)

94 octane is avalable at Husky / Mohawk stations in Alberta and British Columbia - I believe it's an ethanol blend.<p>I filled up my tank with 94 in Saint Albert this morning, and combined with an ambient temp @ -15 degrees C - it made for one very fast drive back to Calgary this morning (about 2 hours).<p>Oddly consumption was down, even with the 1000 ft of uphill elevation change from Edmonton to Calgary - and a slightly higher speed.
 

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Yep. Living in the GTA has it's advantages, I can always find a sunoco with 94, and, like discussed in a recent thread 9/10ths of them have a separate hose for the good stuff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Petro Canada only sell 94 octane in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and Montreal. Use $hitty/CITI Mastercard along with Petro point card and receive 5.5 cents per litre discount. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedestrian_A</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Petro Canada only sell 94 octane in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and Montreal. Use $hitty/CITI Mastercard along with Petro point card and receive 5.5 cents per litre discount. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, <U>Petro 94 is not available in Toronto</U>, the only source for 94 AKI in the Toronto area is Sunoco.<p><A HREF="http://www.petrocanada.ca/en/productsandservices/314.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.petrocanada.ca/en/p....aspx</A><p>LTA<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">gp - Sunoco94 is THE ONLY way to fly in your R. (I'm quoting gas prices in Canadian, multiply it by ~3.8 to get $/US GAL in USD).<br>LTA</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Damn it... I would so pay $4 a gallon for some 94 octane. Mixing in 100 octane at $8 per gallon seems crazy on top of 12 gallons at almost $3 again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I guess it is close, but what a hassle.<br>Jim
 

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I always try to use 94 from Sunoco, but when I'm low on funds and need to stretch my dollar, I just go with 91. But 94 makes a HUGE difference in my car over 91. You can feel it in the seat of your pants. I wonder what 100 octane would feel like. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Slow reply here LTA. Our pumps says RON. Unfortunately 95 is the highest we can get our hands on unless we can get somebody with a motorsport license to accompany us to Kylami race track on Wednessday nights and then we can get some 98. Thats what is classified as race fuel over here, we use to get 100 but it was leaded and could not be pumped into most of the new road cars. All I can tell you is that at our summertime temps and this altitude even with 95 RON, the R battles.
 
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