Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 22:59:15 GMT
From: ThisIsnopsamagestopping.net
Subject: Re: Can someone explain OCTANE?


Yes! Go to http://www.chevron.com/prodserv/bulletin/motorgas/ch1a.html, scroll about half way down the (long) page to ANTIKNOCK PERFORMANCE. The table of contents for this page and the rest of the information is at http://www.chevron.com/prodserv/bulletin/motorgas/TOC.html On Sun, 28 Feb 1999 14:29:34 -0700, "GK" <Gnopsam; wrote: >Can someone please explain exactly what octane is and how it effects an >engine? > >Why do some cars require hig octane and others recommend lower octane fuels? >Many motorcycles recommend that a lower octane fuel will minimize backfire >and automobiles suggest that higher octane will reduce engine ping. What >is engine ping? I know the sound, I have heard it, but what is making the >noise and why does a high octane fuel reduce it? > >And finally, is there a reason to avoid the highest octance fuels? 76 sells >"racing fuel" 100 octane gas for $3.99US a gallon. > >Thanks > >G > > > > >-----------== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News ==---------- > http://www.newsfeeds.com/ The Largest Usenet Servers in the World! >-----------== Over 66,000 Groups, Plus a Dedicated Binaries Server ==----------

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