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Old 02-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Turning 87 gas into 91

I can't find the post for this one. I ride a 2012 990 Adv.

Is there some additive that a place (i think it was rocky mountain atv) sells you can carry? You can take 4-5-6 ozs with you and dump into a 5g tank of 87?

I often ride out in Kansas & Missouri small towns where its a real b&$%^ to find 91. Half way out in KS its 87 or nothing or 40+ miles to some town that "might" have it.

I think people got some nitro/alcohol stuff and put it into 5 hour energy drink containers and take a few with them? Maybe I just thought this up after a few beers last weekend, I can't find the source or any info now. I was going to post this on the extra tank hauling thread, but decided to not hijack.

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what it's called there but we have octane booster in Australia that does what your talking about.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:06 PM   #3
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FWIW, I've run 87 plenty of times when 91 was not available and it's never been an issue. If it's an occasional thing, I personally wouldn't sweat it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:55 PM   #5
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I'm with the others in not sweating it but there are octane boost additives available if you want. Amsoil, Gold Eagle, Lucas and others sell them.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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booster not required

Keep your RPMs up and your throttle openings small, and you probably don't need the octane booster band-aid.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:45 PM   #7
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Torco Accelerator is what you're thinking of. They claim it raises gas full points. Not tenths of points like regular octane boost. O2 sensor and catalytic converter safe also. I have a supercharged Corvette and a lot of the guys that run 91 octane add it into their tank to get 95 octane.

Blend charts here:

http://torcoracefuel.net/pro-accelerator.html
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #9
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Get it here as it's the cheapest I've found:

http://www.jbsblownc5.net/products.html
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:55 PM   #10
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http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...earch-lol.html

More Poor Man's Octane Research - LOL

Well, this one has been around for decades, but the root of it is really an octane booster, but never heard much on running it directly.

Naptha/Naphthalene - aka "moth *****" in the old days. The hot rodders would actually use moth *****, but the active chemical was naptha, which is found in many octane boosters as well as other petroleum products; camp fuel etc.

The more research I did I found it linked as an equal to xylene/toulene, alcohol, acetone, etc.

So, anyone ever ran a gallon of Naptha mixed in?


Nitro Power Booster Fuel Treatment
1-Nitropropane 45-55%
Toluene 18-27
Methanol 13-23
Acetone 5-10

MMT+ Octane Booster Fuel Treatment (offroad)
Toluene 25-30%
Methanol 25-30
Hydrocarbon Solvent 20-30
Acetone 5-10
Octane Improver Concentrate 5-10
Hexanes <5

Wynn's Spitfire +Plus+ With Octane Booster
Petroleum Distillate 85-95%
Naptha 1- 5

Gunk Octane Performance Booster
Petroleum distillate, Aliphalic 60-100%
Hydrocarbon Solvent 1- 5
Polyether amine 1- 5
Naphthalene .1- 1
Petroleum naphtha .1- 1
Xylene .1- 1

Turbo Octane Boost 108
(No percentages given)
Methanol
t-Butyl alcohol

STP Octane Performance Booster
Kerosine, petroleum, hydrodesulfurized 60-80
Petroleum distillates (JP5 Jet fuel) 60-80
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic 60-80
Stoddard solvent 60-80
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aromatic 15-40
Trade secret ingredients 10-30
Naphthalene 0- 2
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 1-10
Mesitylene (1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene) 1- 5
Xylene (mixed isomers) 1- 3
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:36 AM   #11
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I've used Rocket Fuel octane booster for areas of Mexico with poor quality fuel. It comes in convenient single use tubes http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...FatcMgodPgYAuw
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:57 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! That was actually what I wanted to hear - don't sweat it, or if somewhere way the heck out there get some tube/bottle additive for more than one tank (or a partial really) if somewhere the next tank won't be 91 after a 87.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:51 AM   #13
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You do know there is a jumper under the seat that will switch it to a 87 octane map right?
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:54 AM   #14
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Activating the ignition curve for low-octane fuel

If you are traveling to a country where fuel having at least 95 octane (RON) is not available, you can easily activate the corresponding ignition curve.
A plug and socket connection [1] on a brown/black cable is located near the upper shock absorber holder .

If the two connectors are connected to each other, the ignition curve for fuel having at least
95 octane (RON) is activated.

If you disconnect the plug and socket connection, the ignition curve for fuel having 80 - 94
octane (RON) is activated.

Although this causes the engine to lose some of its power output, it prevents poor glow ignitions and engine damage.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:10 AM   #15
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now here is somthing I should have known about and didnt, any chance of a photo of the relevent bit?

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Activating the ignition curve for low-octane fuel

If you are traveling to a country where fuel having at least 95 octane (RON) is not available, you can easily activate the corresponding ignition curve.
A plug and socket connection [1] on a brown/black cable is located near the upper shock absorber holder .

If the two connectors are connected to each other, the ignition curve for fuel having at least
95 octane (RON) is activated.

If you disconnect the plug and socket connection, the ignition curve for fuel having 80 - 94
octane (RON) is activated.

Although this causes the engine to lose some of its power output, it prevents poor glow ignitions and engine damage.
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