This is a discussion on Toluene?? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Toluene as an octance booster?? Anyone using this stuff?? And if so.how are the results???...
08-05-2011, 05:40 PM #1
Toluene as an octance booster??
Anyone using this stuff??
And if so.how are the results???
08-05-2011, 10:24 PM #2
I've never heard of doing this, but I think it would be interesting to see the effects of adding the active ingredient in TNT to our fuel...
08-05-2011, 10:38 PM #3
there are formulas on the web for making your own octane booster out of toluene......I just don't see the point myself. It would take so much of it to raise the octane enough to matter. Also, with tuning options it's not necessary IMO.
08-06-2011, 12:15 PM #4
Its like 5 bucks a gallon where I'm from..
Just as much as any octane booster off the shelves.
They recommened it to me on its own..no mixin with anything.
And from what I've read a gallon of toluene to a full tank on our
Cars will raise octane pretty high.. some guy where I'm from is doing
Some test with his firehawk.
I also read its safe..to cats and o2 sensors.
Sounds like it be better for any octane booster user..
Just wondering if anyone has had expierence with it.
08-31-2011, 01:42 PM #5
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I used to use Xylene in my TTA, which is pretty close to the same thing. 1 gallon of Xylene to 3 gallons of 93 octane yielded about 99-100 octane. I also put in 1oz of Marvel Mystery Oil for every gallon of Xylene. Never had a problem with it. You just have to be really careful getting it on you or the paint.Rob
08-31-2011, 06:42 PM #6
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Just a note as this is often a misunderstood topic -- raising the octane above a certain point will actually have a negative affect on power unless you also include the appropriate advances in ignition timing to go along with it. The chemical bonds are more difficult to break in a high octane fuel than in a low octane fuel. This is why a higher octane fuel resists pre-ignition. As such, you have to start the combustion event sooner in order to time the cylinder pressure wave for maximum effect on the top of the piston. Without an advance in timing, maximum cylinder pressure is achieved after the optimal point and power is actually lost.
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