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    Octane Boost WTF

    93 octane with el cheapo octane boost
    Sarges TC-W3 2 Cycle oil in gas
    Car runs good
    Anybody else use octane boost

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    I used octane boost and it fouled out all eight of my plugs! Car would not start for two weeks while I was trying to figure out the problem! No more octane boost for me!
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    This should help

    Do you use Octane Boost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    I used octane boost and it fouled out all eight of my plugs! Car would not start for two weeks while I was trying to figure out the problem! No more octane boost for me!
    Hey Badass,
    You ever ran that car at a track?
    How did she do?
    I'm close with the ZEX kit now and will start with a 75 shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by doberman 152 View Post
    This should help

    Do you use Octane Boost?
    Tanks man
    Think I'll hit it with some giggle gas and see what happens

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    Anything like octane booster and some injector cleaners can really screw with your car, I stay far away from things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    Hey Badass,
    You ever ran that car at a track?
    How did she do?
    I'm close with the ZEX kit now and will start with a 75 shot
    No, sorry. I would most likely rip the rear end right out if I ever got traction! I am not a big track or quarter mile kind of guy. I am a drive around town like a maniac scaring kids and old people type of guy.

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    Octane booster isnt a good thing at all.

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...b_8.072000.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    No, sorry. I would most likely rip the rear end right out if I ever got traction! I am not a big track or quarter mile kind of guy. I am a drive around town like a maniac scaring kids and old people type of guy.
    I can dig that but don't have a get out of jail free card.
    Figured I would go on test and tune night and see how much legal fun I could have.
    If I loose the rear end you can gloat till I find a replacement

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    Pennzoil octane shots and ULTRA 94 from sunoco

    I have used a 103ml can of PENNZOIL'S octane booster and fuel injector cleaner every tank of gas for past 3 years and my LS1 runs strong as the day I bought it with 17000KM'S on it. I use it with Sunoco's Ultra 94 octane premium gas exclusivly and will continue. It does not say how much it raises the octane rating but I think the 104+ stuff might be too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    I can dig that but don't have a get out of jail free card.
    Figured I would go on test and tune night and see how much legal fun I could have.
    If I loose the rear end you can gloat till I find a replacement
    Know whats funny, I have only gotten pulled over once by FHP and he gave me a warning with out having to show a badge. Its not hard to drive easy when cops are around and get crazy every now and then when they arent around. Its really easy to see the big green and white crown victorias with huge colored light bars on them! The only reason the FHP got me was he was in an unmarked Merc Maud! He was a cool car guy also! Have some fun and please dont break your car! Even though a 9 inch set of 4.11's would be a pretty cool replacement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    Know whats funny, I have only gotten pulled over once by FHP and he gave me a warning with out having to show a badge. Its not hard to drive easy when cops are around and get crazy every now and then when they arent around. Its really easy to see the big green and white crown victorias with huge colored light bars on them! The only reason the FHP got me was he was in an unmarked Merc Maud! He was a cool car guy also! Have some fun and please dont break your car! Even though a 9 inch set of 4.11's would be a pretty cool replacement!
    lawdog???

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    Yup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    I have used a 103ml can of PENNZOIL'S octane booster and fuel injector cleaner every tank of gas for past 3 years and my LS1 runs strong as the day I bought it with 17000KM'S on it. I use it with Sunoco's Ultra 94 octane premium gas exclusivly and will continue. It does not say how much it raises the octane rating but I think the 104+ stuff might be too much.
    Wish i could say the same, when i tried injector cleaner i ended up changing my plugs twice because of really bad misfires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Wish i could say the same, when i tried injector cleaner i ended up changing my plugs twice because of really bad misfires.
    I think its time to do mine again.. its starting to run like piss, I too put injector cleaner in the tank..

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    i tried the lucas octane booster once. it says in big letters right on the bottle "NOT LEGAL FOR STREET USE" put a whole bottle in on top of 92 octane nd i noticed a difference for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    I think its time to do mine again.. its starting to run like piss, I too put injector cleaner in the tank..
    How many times you changed the plugs on your car? What else did you put in your tank besides fuel injector cleaner?

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    I use these (motomaster fuel injector cleaner and pennzoil octane boost)every tank of strictly SUNOCO ULTRA 94 gas for last 3 years and my engine runs smooth and idles at 900rpm's and feels very powerful and responsive. I have read the install university piece on octane boost and I have heard some stuff on here and I have never had a problem though. The fuel injector cleaner I bought is made for winter but I use it all year round to get rid of any water. I changed my plugs a year ago, only because I wanted to add the ZEX powertune plugs. It was running great before and even better after.
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