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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 10:59 PM
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87 octane, and a half a bottle of Sea Foam every now and then.
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I run basic 87 octane enthanol free gasoline in my 450r
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Originally Posted by bflee View Post
I have tried to tell some of my friends and coworkers about the octane rating system and differences in fuel as I learned in HVAC school. My5sons explained it well with that article. Some just refuse to believe it but lower octane fuels have more heating power than higher octane fuels. The octane rating only refers to the ignition point. Jet fuel has a lower octane than regular unleaded. If they ran the higher octane they would call it a missile instead of a jet because thats what it would end up looking like. Higher octane fuels ignition point is higher to keep it from detonating from compression and heat before the end of the piston stroke. The engineers know a little more about this than I do so just put in what the manufacturers recommend. You are not going to gain by going above it.
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