I prefer Arco now also owned by BP (British Petroleum). Maybe your car is
not too happy with the Summer blend that we are forced to use to cut
emissions. My 190E does not seem to have the pep that it has with the Winter
Good point - my old beast 450SL doesn't run as well now as a couple of
months ago. I never realized it , but I just fuelled up with gas about 1
week ago - could be the "summer gas" thing. The old car has no pollution
I am not sure about the U.S. but here in Canada Consumer Reports states that
all fuels are refined by 3 companies & ALL the service stations are the same
grade & quality.
(ASIDE) - ordered bra you pointed out to me - with thanks
Have you tried octane booster?I spent a small fortune on this for my
once upon a time BMW E30 325e,but nonetheless did help!If you give it a
try,go for Outlaw Octane booster.If I remember correctly,it will
"supposedly" raise it 3 points.Or is there any truth to putting
mothballs in the gas tank?Never was brave enough to try this so......
I use to have a gentlemen here in Kenmore washington that sold Avgas.
Man that car loved it. You could put in a quarter tank of that stuff
and fill it with regular and it would run like a monster...
Mothballs? I am not that brave either... Never heard of that before actually.
Some of the Octane boosters do work, but they are pricey.
Its octane booster and appears that link does not work correctly,see if
this one works!
http://www.kemcooil.com/products.php?cld=4 and if this doesn't
work,click on products and view the octane booster claims.
Nutty! Thanks for the info, I think there is local seller of the
"Red-X" racing gasoline....
10$ for a little bottle of toxic lead octane booster? I think I am
going to have to think about that for a while :~) I have a one year
old daughter now too.
Interesting you mentioned that......
Check out MBE that replaced it ....
After the Feds required everybody to change out gas station tanks to
They find out the additive runs thru the "pores" of the tank walls....and
has its own side effects.
On a regular enorgh basis to warrent a "disclaimer" on every energy bill
....it wasn't the oil companies
idea to go to unleaded in the first place.Chevron if I remember carries the
patent on that additive.....
Many of your octane boosters are methanol....
The mothballs if I remember correctly was nitromethane(model airplane fuel
less castor oil)
You can fry your pistons and tie crankshaft in a bowknot....but for a few
minutes it will almost run as good as the model airplane engines.(highest
performance diesel around and about the only two stroke diesel I heard of
that didn't need a blower. )
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