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cheap high octane gas!

take regular gas and add some diesel. Octane boosters say to add 16oz. to 25 gallons of fuel, (or 473ml (half Litre) to 95Liter). basically .5L to 100L to raise fuel 2-3 points. add 1L to 100L to make 94 octane fuel. 32 Oz to 25 galloons of regular to make 25 gallons of 94 octane

Diesel and Kerosene is very similar, will work if mixed up.
Kero is #1 fuel oil, diesel fuel is #2
Difference is the parafin/ wax content or long chain hydrocarbon molecules 10-18 molecules per chain for thicker oil products.
kero has less heat per gallon than #2 diesel, kerosene burns much cleaner with less BTU per gallon,
Kerosene and jet fuel are the same thing just filtered better.
Kero is added to diesel in the winter to lower the cloud point or the temp that the parafin in the diesel starts to solidify.


Check SECTION 3 of the Material Safety Data SHeet. Octane booster is 60-100% Kerosene. Other ingredients make up 1-5% at the most. 100% Kerosene!!!
http://www.amsoil.com/msds/aob_cob.pdf

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One of the best kept secrets........

.....but what are the down sides ..if any..?
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I've been running regular instead of premium in my land rover for years with no problem. how bad could octane boosters be? Kerosene is 99% of it. I'm curently overdosing the rover, added 2 gallons to a full tank. runs alright so far. will pull the plugs in a few fillups
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Downsides? In MOST countries it is illegal to use Kerosen (parafine etc) as a fuel or part of.
In most countries you can't buy less than 95 anyway.
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Interesting, but isn't diesel lower octane than gasoline? Just wondering how adding something that is lower octane will increase the octane rating of the final mixture.
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Aside from increasing carbon in the combustion chambers and damaging your cats and O2 sensors, I can't imagine any downside to blending diesel with gasoline...
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Aside from increasing carbon in the combustion chambers and damaging your cats and O2 sensors, I can't imagine any downside to blending diesel with gasoline...
Exactly. Kerosene would be too harsh for the injectors and manifold as well. The extra carbon deposits would have to be cleaned from the pistons, the intake manifold, combustion chamers and other parts over time.

If your car 'requires' premium then stick with it. If it 'recommends' premium then you can get away with regular at the expense of less power.
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Ethanol enhances octane.

"Octane" BTW is nothing but a measure of a fuel's resistance to preignition.

It doesn't create more power, it just allows the engine to be tuned to make more power, i.e. have higher compression.

It's pretty much wishful thinking to think there are significant secrets like this out there.

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Not to mention cheapskate Mercedes Benz owners.
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Aside from increasing carbon in the combustion chambers and damaging your cats and O2 sensors, I can't imagine any downside to blending diesel with gasoline...
I was hoping that Greg would come to the rescue here and tell it like it is. ..



BTW...your 95 is not our 95 ...you have to be a little more specific when quoting octane #'s here.
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