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. What is the point of all the extra cost if the power is not available to use?
I understand that every car owner in the region is in the same situation.
You buy V12 to get V8 power on the available fuel. Than you buy V8 to get V6 power, than 4 cylinder has the power of 3 cylinder.
Till you get to the brands where engines are design to run on regular.
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Look up toluene. You can effectively advance timing using it in the correct amounts, and get some, if not all of the power back.

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thank you for your compassion and understanding for those of us that live in remote areas of the world so that those of you who don't can go home with something in your grocery cart. Being the type person that I am I have no difficulty in forgiving you for your ignorance of what goes on outside of your own little urban enclave
Nice reply twooldfarmers! Too many people in forums (not just this one) seem to look for opportunities to flame others instead of just answering the question.
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Toluene has an octane rating of 114. Use this calculator to help you get whatever is available up to 91 or so.

You can buy toluene in 55 gallon drums

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In Argentina, Mercedes recommends to minimize the use of low octane (regular) gasoline. But, if you have to they recommend you use Bardhal Fuel Booster in your tank, as recommended on the product label.
I believe this is the solution you are seeking and, if you follow it not only your car will adequately run, but will do it according to Mercedes recommendations.

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I am looking at purchasing a 95' SL600 AMG and I cannot get 'premium' gasoline in my locale and the owners manual seems to insist upon the need for premium only.
Are there no anti-knock sensors in this motor to retard the timing and allow the use of regular grade fuels. My old Northstar equipped STS recommended premium also but ran well for 13 years on nothing but regular fuel.
You will ALWAYS find Certified and Uncertified A-Holes who bash anyone who doesn't comply with their logic. They are just like that in real life. Can you imagine being around them?
Recommend you get some Octane Booster and add it to your Fuel Tank. You CAN get away with 87 Octane, but with a V12 I'd be paranoid. With the Octane Booster, it will bring you right up to the 91 Octane spec. I use 93 Octane because the Corn Gasoline is Hydroscopic and retains water and lowers the Octane. Good Luck! God Bless the Farmers in this Country!

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In Argentina, Mercedes recommends to minimize the use of low octane (regular) gasoline. But, if you have to they recommend you use Bardhal Fuel Booster in your tank, as recommended on the product label.
I believe this is the solution you are seeking and, if you follow it not only your car will adequately run, but will do it according to Mercedes recommendations.
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You will ALWAYS find Certified and Uncertified A-Holes who bash anyone who doesn't comply with their logic. They are just like that in real life. Can you imagine being around them?
Recommend you get some Octane Booster and add it to your Fuel Tank. You CAN get away with 87 Octane, but with a V12 I'd be paranoid. With the Octane Booster, it will bring you right up to the 91 Octane spec. I use 93 Octane because the Corn Gasoline is Hydroscopic and retains water and lowers the Octane. Good Luck! God Bless the Farmers in this Country!
Just an add on to identify the MERCEDES OCTANE BOOSTER P/#A 000 989 25 45 10 for using following strictly the instructions on the bottle. Use this rather than the Bardhal.

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Just an add on to identify the MERCEDES OCTANE BOOSTER P/#A 000 989 25 45 10 for using following strictly the instructions on the bottle. Use this rather than the Bardhal.
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