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Has anyone tried this stuff? I just bought a couple bottles and am curious to know how well it works, if it all...
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (darylkaiser30)

It won't do much for a Volvo.<br>Works to elimintae knock in a high compression V8, but power, naw
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It won't do much for a Volvo. Works to elimintae knock in a high compression V8, but power, naw</TD></TR></TABLE><p>OK, thanks for the heads up.
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (darylkaiser30)

You know, maybe I'm imagining things, but I just mixed a bottle of this stuff with a tank of 89 octane (don't ask) and I swear the car almost jumped out of my hands. Am I on crack? Wait, don't answer that...
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (darylkaiser30)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You know, maybe I'm imagining things, but I just mixed a bottle of this stuff with a tank of 89 octane (don't ask) and I swear the car almost jumped out of my hands. Am I on crack? Wait, don't answer that...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If going from 89 Octane to maybe 89.4 Octane causes the car to feel like it jumped out of your hands then yes you are on crack! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Doug H
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (defgh1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>defgh1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If going from 89 Octane to maybe 89.4 Octane causes the car to feel like it jumped out of your hands then yes you are on crack! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Doug H</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I usually fill up with 92, but in the heat of the moment I went with 89 instead due to my shear disgust at gas prices. In order to atone for the momentary lapse in judgement, I used the Turbo 108 as well. I swear it feels much different than when I use plain old 92. I understand the premise behind octane ratings, but I'm still confused as to why the car would be jumpier, for lack of a better term, than it usually is. Any insight into this psuedo-phenomenon would be most welcome...
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (darylkaiser30)

I can provide No logical reason other than the Gas Station accidentally dumped the 92 Octane gas in the 89 octane tanks!<p>Doug H
 

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Re: Turbo 108 Octane Booster (defgh1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>defgh1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can provide No logical reason other than the Gas Station accidentally dumped the 92 Octane gas in the 89 octane tanks! Doug H</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Highly unlikely, the way things are going. They're probably diluting it, if anything. My company gas card is with Chevron, so I'm pretty confident they're not doing anything unscrupulous. I guess I'll have to study up on my combustion chemistry and thermodynamics...
 

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the higher octane will improve throttle response definitely. but in the mean time, it will slowly wear out your pistons which were made for 98 octane gasoline. <br>remember that 108 octanes is not an easy level to reach with natural fuel. most probably, it was upgraded with other solvents containing more flammable stuff like maybe alcohol?... therefore in time, that stuff will erode your engine very very badly...<br>healthy liquid horsepower is a total bulls..t. <br>instead of paying for that high octane stuff, you could just try 1-2 liters of acetone in a 1 full tank of gasoline and see the difference it makes in your acceleration... believe me, it's about the same thing. <p>
 

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Re: octane (Serdar-S60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Serdar-S60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> you could just try 1-2 liters of acetone in a 1 full tank of gasoline and see the difference it makes in your acceleration... believe me, it's about the same thing. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Acetone is the worst thing you can put in you gas tank!! It will quickly destroy rubber seals and gasket. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Doug H
 

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Re: octane (defgh1)

yes yes that's actually what i meant... the octane booster is nearly as bad for these engines in long term as that...
 

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Re: octane (Serdar-S60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Serdar-S60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yes yes that's actually what i meant... the octane booster is nearly as bad for these engines in long term as that...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No doubt. I understood your point. Methanol isn't nearly as bad as acetone or other combustible solvents. Most cars can be converted to methanol capability (flex fuel) up to 85%. This is essentially the same as E85. The main draw back of alcohol fuels is their low flash point and vapor rate. Alcohol is a bit more corrosive than petroleum based fuels due to the lower pH, but this can be avoided with plated tanks, lines, etc. As for the overall engine degradation associated with additives such as these, I'll rely on their recommendation of not exceeding 10% of total fuel volume. Besides, most cars can handle a minimal amount of fuel adulteration...
 
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