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Old 11-18-2009, 12:09 AM   #21
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:41 PM   #22
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dr bowtie and trapper- are you guys chemists by chance??
Nope...I finished schooling and went into Engine Modification and Building..to fully learn those you need some racing back ground..so I pit crewed for a while...

The person who tutored me on my engine ways was an ex-racer who set all kinds of records and has had all kinds of engines outlawed from circle tracks all around and has held several drag titles...he taught another guy as well who actually went into business of building and thats who I pit crewed with...

My teacher made me learn about the full understanding of engines...and fuels and chassis...

When I get into something I have a vast yearning to learn everything about it...I do that with everything in life...

I havent stayed into the mechanic back ground even though I own an auto shop that currently does very little mechanic work...when I want a fix I go to my buddies race shop and build engines...

I do general construction now...I lost interest in cars a while back when one of the guys I sub'd from died after I built his last car...
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Ok, to derail the train a bit more- anyone else find it funny to see a gas station running 87 and 89/90 at the same price?
And to re-rail this train a bit- ymeski56, where do you get your fuel? It would seem adding acetone to ~10%ethanol gas would be less than ideal as opposed to regular gasoline. I'm sure that was covered in the article.
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Ok, to derail the train a bit more- anyone else find it funny to see a gas station running 87 and 89/90 at the same price?
And to re-rail this train a bit- ymeski56, where do you get your fuel? It would seem adding acetone to ~10%ethanol gas would be less than ideal as opposed to regular gasoline. I'm sure that was covered in the article.
Back behind the high school where they park all the school buses on weekends. Not really, they're diesel! I thankfully don't have to deal w/ ethanol. California does run a special blend which jacks the price, but better than shoving ethanol down our throats & tanks. It (Pure acetone) will help w/ or w/o ethanol. Ethanol itself, is less than ideal! Many gas stations only actually carry two octanes. They supply the middle grade via a mixing valve set up. I know because my helper shorted a tank pump out during a remodel job. No 89 or 91 octane could be sold till I got the 91 octane tank pump back on line!
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:29 AM   #25
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I have a question for ya'll concerning Octane and performance. I put a Roush kit on my truck and it requires minimum 91 octane. Most of the pumps around here in LA are 93. I figured i was in good shape with the higher octane and detonation was concerned. Problem is, I still get detonation sometimes under heavy load. Usually when i'm pulling something like my boat up a hill for a 25-30 sec duration at 3-6 lbs of boost. I assumed it was because of the cylinder temps under heavy load and boost for prolonged periods of time. If this is true, how do I eliminate the problem under heavy load and boost without blowing all of my gas unburnt out the exhaust and smoking my cats when it isn't under heavy load and boost?

Granted, it has only happened 2 or 3 times in the last 5 months, but from what i've learned about detonation is, it ain't good!!

I've flushed the coolant recently hoping it would help with heat dissipation. Should I consider a few degrees lower thermostat?? Or maybe go put a few gallons of 100 octane in the tank when I plan on pulling the boat??

What are ya'll thoughts??
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By Roush kit I assume you have the roots blower, did you go with colder plugs? That helped alot with my blown mustangs in the past. If not then you will want to lower timing a few degrees when towing by using a handheld tuner of some sort. Either one should help your detonation issue.

Another solution could be to add a bottle of quality octane booster when you know your going to be towing a heavy load.
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The internal-combustion engine is widely believed to have been an environmental disaster.It has been accused of harming our health by reducing air quality. Great post thanks for information.
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The internal-combustion engine is widely believed to have been an environmental disaster.It has been accused of harming our health by reducing air quality. Great post thanks for information.
Thank you Mr. Gore! I will purchase two Carbon credits & I'm sure the world will be a better place in the morning.
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