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Old 03-02-2013, 01:12 AM   #29
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Octane Boosters are garbage, it wouldn't help.

My mind is blown that it's illegal to pump your own gas in some states... why?
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 AM   #30
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Trust me if I could I would, it's illegal in nj, I have tried most stations need an access card to turn on the pump
Same here in Oregon. Does the pump jockey get all snotty out there in Jersey and order you to turn off your engine?

It is asinine, but that is how it goes, only two states left in the Union, NJ and OR, on opposite ends of the continent. Everytime a bill comes up to have self-serve, folks come out to stop it stating: " with people out of work, now is not the time..."

It is much slower having someone pump your gas, they don't do your windshield or check your oil like when we were kids, and thank God for that.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #31
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Take a small hose. Stick it in your gas tank and syphon it out into a gas can for your lawn mower
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:02 AM   #32
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Take a small hose. Stick it in your gas tank and syphon it out into a gas can for your lawn mower
Is there anti siphoning in the 2010's? I know there is in the '13s.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #33
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I would take jerry cans to the station, make them fill those, and then put the gas in my car when they were done. Problem solved. May not be able to pump, but i can pour.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #34
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Anyway, I drove down to A.C for the car show, and could not get over 19.8 mpgs the whole way down and back, and also I noticed that at 60 I am usually just under 1400 Rpms, but with the 87 octane gas I was above 1700 Rpms and at 70 I'm at about 1500 and today I was at almost 1900
The lower mpg and slow acceleration are normal with the lower octane.

But the rpm's you see at specific speeds would not change at all due to lower octane.
RPM is a function of your gear ratio (both transmission and read differential), tire size and vehicle speed.
If none of those changed, then your engine rpm wouldn't change.

Very easy for your mind to play tricks on you now that you know you are running 87 Octane fuel.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #35
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I take it by the way this thread reads. That in a lot of states your not allowed to put your own gas in the car. I don't want anyone putting fuel in my Camaro or any other vehicle I own. A few years back a friend of mine didn't want to put his own fuel in because it was raining. This was when they had Diesel in the same pumps, needless to say the JERK A&& attendant put diesel in his car. Out come of this deal New 454 motor in his I believe it was a 72 Iroc.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #36
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what the hell is "60 Preminum"?? I woudl have just put rgular in your tank too. If you want 93 then say 93.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #37
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Is there anti siphoning in the 2010's? I know there is in the '13s.
I believe so, i was just trying to lighten the mood!
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #38
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The lower mpg and slow acceleration are normal with the lower octane.

But the rpm's you see at specific speeds would not change at all due to lower octane.
RPM is a function of your gear ratio (both transmission and read differential), tire size and vehicle speed.
If none of those changed, then your engine rpm wouldn't change.

Very easy for your mind to play tricks on you now that you know you are running 87 Octane fuel.
That must be it, the entire way down I was saying to my friend, it seems like te Rpms are higher, but that doesn't make any sense!!, guess it was just my mind playing tricks, but the mpg's and slower acceleration definetly wasnt
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #39
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what the hell is "60 Preminum"?? I woudl have just put rgular in your tank too. If you want 93 then say 93.
Um 60 dollars premium gas. I don't know that's what everybody I have ever heard get gas say. Must be a "non self serve state thing" haha
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #40
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Octane Boosters are garbage, it wouldn't help.

My mind is blown that it's illegal to pump your own gas in some states... why?
I thought it was just a joke? No way can that be illegal.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #41
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Is there anti siphoning in the 2010's? I know there is in the '13s.

how do they do this, just make the pipe to the tank an Z shape so you cant get a hose in there?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #42
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This is why i pump my own gas. Even with a simple job like this people still screw it up.
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