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

Yes! Go to, 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 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 ==---------- > The Largest Usenet Servers in the World! >-----------== Over 66,000 Groups, Plus a Dedicated Binaries Server ==----------

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