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    87 Octane?

    Hi folks!
    I realize that we should only put at least 91 octane in our RXPs, but if 87 is the only stuff available, due to the present gas crisis, what should I do?

    1. Run the 87 and deal with the knocking and pinging? Will that ruin the engine at all? I will add some octane boost if that will help


    2. Leave the RXP in my driveway and work on the honey-do list? ...but its so nice out to go and ride!

    Thanks!
    Ed


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    Ed, you can run 87 in your ski, but the performance won't be up to par.
    I wouldn't make a habit of it.

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    You should be safe but it wont be fun.

    87 is just good enough to get back to the launch instead of begging for a tow.

    I wouldn't fill up with 87 and try to have fun.

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    So say it was a beautiful day and Crab Island was going to be a site to see and your friends were going, but 91+ octane was no where to be found, would you go or stay home?

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    I don't care for cruising, I care for having a blast.

    So to answer your question, yes, I'd stay home or do something else.

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    Try an find a bottle of octane booster to add to the gas!

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    NEVER use that shit.

    Octane boosters will grenade your motor.

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    Ok just a thought! I don't use it i just use 93 oct gas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11
    NEVER use that shit.

    Octane boosters will grenade your motor.

    thats almost what i have been told and heard as well

    i don't no about the grenade part but i have heard it's very hard on parts, not saying it/that doesn't happen though


    as for pump piss

    if you are just riding around without holding it [WFO] Wide F...... Open i think it would be fine but just don't do it all the time

    if i was out and needed gas and thats all i could get i would have no problems putting that stuff in

    that my $0.02

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    I fill up with 93 on the road. Take 2 , 5 gallon tanks of 93.

    When I'm cruising on the water and get a little less than half, I fill up on the water with 87 or 89 which puts me around 91 octane. When I get back to the dock and have half a tank I fill up with 93 from the tanks.

    I do carry 2 of those $10 octane boosters (for an emergency) but I guess I'll put them in my car.

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