WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12452 Members
65 Forums
73748 Topics
996843 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (8HBob, 12 invisible), 1201 Guests and 247 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 933
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 276
Charity fishing match 259
Replacement Key Fob casing 253
Fitting bathroom lights need help 248
Anyone read this ? 245
Taltalk Broadband Dying 236
Bath Lifts 172
Are there any doctors or nurses on here. 126
Poor Bruce 109
New General Forums
Brexit bill
by casper
Today at 07:33 PM
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
Today at 08:11 PM
Submarine Disaster
by venice
Today at 06:17 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Today at 04:46 PM
Vaping set
by paul110180
Today at 01:45 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Today at 01:43 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Today at 01:32 PM
Games for children
by venice
Today at 01:58 AM
Bongos Bingo Ticket
by venice
Today at 12:36 AM
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:34 PM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#93349 - 24th Oct 2005 11:38am Cheap Octane booster...
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Fed up of paying 5 for a puny little bottle of octane booster?

Read on....

Been looking in to this over the weekend, and I think I have found suitable chemicals that will do the same job as an octane booster, but at a fraction of the price smile

One solution I have been running in the 200 for about 2 weeks now, and Ive yet to find any drawbacks, with the plus points being more performance, better response, and better fuel economy smile

The chemical Im using has an Octane rating of 114-116RON, and there is another available at 118RON (However, the higher the RON level, the more harmful the chemical, and all these chemicals need great care as they can be carsonogenic frown )

Used in the correct quantities, these chemials can boost optimax to over 100RON wink

Both the substances I am looking at are easily available, and cheaper than petrol wink

As I get more info, Ill be posting it.... wink

ps, this will work with NA and Turbo cars laugh
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
Google Ads
#93350 - 24th Oct 2005 11:44am Re: Cheap Octane booster...
Anonymous
Unregistered


Stuy's new look...



laugh

Top
#93351 - 24th Oct 2005 12:06pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
sounds very interesting matey, keep us posted....

Top
#93352 - 24th Oct 2005 1:34pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Also, even though I may be running these chemicals in my car, im doing so at my own risk.

Should anyone decide to put any additives in their fuel - be it the ones I mention, or any other chemicals, you are doing it at your own risk!!
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#93353 - 24th Oct 2005 10:01pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
lazy_ben Offline
Wise One

Registered: 5th Jan 2004
Posts: 868
Loc: Moreton
Quote:
Originally posted by MisterAdam:
Stuy's new look...



laugh
raftl

Nice one Stuy you crazy dude!
_________________________


new msn/email: bena3turbo@hotmail.com

Top
#93354 - 25th Oct 2005 12:05pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Right, the best chemical to use is something called Xylene (This is what Millers Octane booster is based on in very diluted quantities). However, this chemical is very harmful, carsonagenic, and in high concentration will melt rubber, strip paint etc.

Next one down is Toluene or Tolulene (Depending which side of the atlantic you are wink ) This is used to make Xylenes, but is less harmful and found in a lot of paint thinners with up to 50-60% concentration. Here is the chemical mix for your typical paint thinners:

[img]http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=18605&stc=1[/img]

It has approx 50% Tolulene, and diluted will work well as an octane booster.

Also showing in the mix is Acetone. This is what Ive been using for a few weeks. The least harmful of the three, but also the weakest.

Not only will it boost the octane rating of the fuel, it also atomises the air fuel mix better, slows the burning of the fuel, and increases economy - you can also add acetone to Dervs wink

So there ya go, Im using pure acetone, in small quantities, and have so far noticed better throttle response, more performance, and increased economy.

However, should you decide to try any thinners, Acetone etc etc, its at your own risk!!!

And should you try thinners make sure they are high in Acetone and Tolulene and have minimal other additives as once diluted it shouldnt harm the engine.
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#93355 - 25th Oct 2005 12:32pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
...and if the pic above doesnt work...


_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#93356 - 27th Oct 2005 6:10pm Re: Cheap Octane booster...
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
so wot u just pull up at the pum, get ur optimax and dump a load of nail varnish remover into ur tank?????????
how much better fuel ecconemy are we talkin here like 30 mile per tank more or less than that?? and how would u dilute it, like who much would u put in a 45 liter tank??
_________________________

Top
#93357 - 28th Oct 2005 9:09am Re: Cheap Octane booster...
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
The ratio is 3oz Acetone per 10Gallons, and Ive heard claims of 15-30% mpg improvement, personally Ive seen about 10% mpg improvment, with extra performance too, though Ive been using approx 25ml Acetone per 20 fuel.

Before you use nail varnish remover, check its ingredients. It is basically Acetone, but with added extras, ideal is pure acetone, or an Acetone / Toluene mix found in most paint thinners smile
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:46 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
For Sale & Free
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Today at 04:46 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
Yesterday at 04:45 PM
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 637
Newest Members
wagonwheel82, Norfolk, monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo
12452 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:46 PM
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Submarine Disaster 51
Brexit bill 5
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:48am
Sunset Mon 4:07pm
Local Time Mon 9:24pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me