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    octane booster???

    last summer their were a couple times i was running low on gas and all i could find was 87 octane that would cause my ski to bog. Would it be wise to always carry octane booster to add to the 87 if i am forced to run 87?


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    I have tried it with 87 and 89. Didn't help my ski at all. My opinion, dont buy it.

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    i does and doesnt work. some say use it some dont. i have with no problems at all. it might make your 87 octane 89 or 90 octane, and it might make your 91 octane 91.5 after a certain degree its senseless

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    Octane boosters have always been a little unreliable in my opinion.
    Just take it easy if you are forced to run a lower octane and you willl
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    I used it once when I was low on fuel and the dock was 15 miles away. I have a stage 2 EFI 1300r and it made it run hot so I end up riding back at 40 mph. Thought I would never get there. lol
    Use 200 proof alky that will bring up the octane but never more than 15 to 20%
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    I would recommend this.

    http://www.torco.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=163

    You won't get the race fuel octane(107) using 87, but it will be a hell of alot better than what you are getting from the pump.

    Put it in a spill/rupture proof plastic lab container and you are set.

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    At where I work we have 89, 91, and 93 octane....Will that stuff be hard on my stock motor raider? I think it would be.

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    I've always wondered if octane boosters do anything bad to our seals.

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    Octane Booster
    http://www.amsoil.com/redirect.cgi?zo=367509&page=storefront/aob

    This will boost an 88 octane to a 93 octane MAX. I use to keep a bottle in my ski, since where I use to ride it was some times hard to find higher octane. It was just so I could get back. Now I have a tow rope since it uses 100% 110 race gas. Where you are normally going to get your engine knock is under a load when getting up on plane. Hope this helps.

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    If you use octane booster that have methanol in them, the methanol can and will swell up rubber and come apart but I'm not sure about seals.
    The best octane booster out there is moonshine with the water removed
    Mike

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