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    Octane Boosters?

    Ski says 91/3 octane...
    All thats available at the Marina is 89.

    Should I use an Octane Booster to get the higher octane I should be using?


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    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/sear...archid=4455032

    I get crappy results....not much there on boosters.

    so,

    they're a bad idea, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceneked View Post
    Ski says 91/3 octane...
    All thats available at the Marina is 89.

    Should I use an Octane Booster to get the higher octane I should be using?
    That stuff is a joke. It might be OK at lower speeds for emergencies, but the octane boosters do worse.

    Fifth Gear: Fuel Boosters - Do They Work?:

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    Is this on your gtr? Mine says 91 recommended,but 89 is ok. (Worded a little different). I was riding a 160 mile round trip and didn't know all the marinas at the top of the lake only had 89,so I didn't have a choice. It didn't run/feel any different.

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    Stay away from boosters. Race fuel concentrates are what to use. I run torco when I plan on beating on the ski hard.

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    Running 89 you'll be fine and a high chance you'll notice zero difference in performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylolow View Post
    Running 89 you'll be fine and a high chance you'll notice zero difference in performance.
    It's not about performance unless you have a way of adding timing into the ECU. It's about warding off knock which will destroy your engine. I'd never put anything below 93 in my car/ski. Have you seen how filthy gas is and do you really think you always get 89 from the pump just because you lift the 89 handle?

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    Always go up one level at the pump, like imposter said the gas that's labeled 87 could be less than that and when you have a gas that's more volatile to ignition due to compression instead of a Spark ignition, you will have bad engine problems when that happens. Basically it ignites itself (premature detonation) lol

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