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Old 12-08-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Fuel additives

Out here in El Paso, TX I can only find 91 octane. Was wondering what fuel additives people are running for keeping injectors clean and boosting octane?
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:34 AM   #2
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I haven't used it in my car but my buddy was running the dragon octane booster in his tuned 335i and it worked like a charm
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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I've always had good luck with Lucas products you can find at your local parts store.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:45 AM   #4
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Torco, supposed to be really good stuff
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
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I've tried Lucas, Royal Purple, and 104+ octane. I'll probably go with Lucas but wanted to get an idea what everybody uses that works.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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Do y'all mean the Lucas fuel system cleaner? When is that recommended
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:33 PM   #8
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I'll try to add something to every fuel up. Not sure when it's recommended, I just want to keep everything clean and maybe boost octane a little.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #9
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Many such additives (like Torco) has ferrocene. Ferrocene can do irreparable damage to engine internals.

Here is a paper from SAE on Ferrocene:
http://papers.sae.org/2006-01-3448/

Here are the pictures of the engine internals after frequent use of TORCO (source).



Guess which ones are the exhaust valves touching the fuel : P


I would personally not add any fuel additive to the engine.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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Only thing I add in my vehicles as well my boat in my sig line is Marvel Mystery Oil. Run it in the fuel and oil.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:40 PM   #11
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What about storage? Fuel stabilizer or something right?
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What about storage? Fuel stabilizer or something right?
That's safe.
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