Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:02:48 +1000
From: D Walford <>
Subject: Re: What a fnospamg scam - FuelSaver my ass - it's just a damn magnet

Pooh Bear wrote: > D Walford wrote: > > >>Pooh Bear wrote: >> >> >>>Modern engines are *required* to run on 95 RON. >>> >>> >> >>Required by who? > > > By the market ! Market forces rule. > > In Europe ( where Mercedes is made ) the only fuel guaranteed to be available at every pump is 95 RON. If you > make an engine that *needs* higher you're ging to have trouble selling the car ! > > The ECU may of course obtain better performannce from a higher octane if it's used. > > >>The manufacturers would not specify a higher octane fuel if it wasn't >>needed. > > > Of course not. Since modern ECUs can adapt the issue is moot anyway. > > > >>>>its not so much that the engine will "benefit" with >>>>increased hp, the benefit would be that the engine is less likely to >>>>self destruct from pinging. >>> >>> >>>Utter garbage. The ECU will adapt to the fuel regardless. >> >>Not all ECU's can compensate for poor fuel, > > > Who said anything about *poor fuel* ? ( the discussion was actually about regular vs premium - which is > typically 95RON and 98RON in Europe ) Fuel sold in Europe has to conform to a spec. The motor maufacturers > ensure their cars will run on it ! > > If your country allows poor fuel to be sold - complain tothe legislators. > > >>oxygen and knock sensors >>aren't 100% perfect, many late model hi performance can still ping. >>Anyone dumb enough to run an expensive engine on crap fuel deserves the >>very expensive repair bill. > > > No-one was talking about *crap fuel* ! > > Where do you go to buy *crap fuel* btw ? Any servo, its called ULP and its not known for its high quality. Daryl

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