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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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110 octane fuel

I saw some 110 octane fuel today but it said it was leaded. Is this normal and can I run it in a newer motor?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 01:11 PM
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Re: 110 octane fuel

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Definitely not "normal". Where did you see it ... race track or a station that sells racing gas ? I am fairly sure it is illegal to actually pump it into a vehicle. You can run it in a newer engine but it will destroy O2 sensors and Cat Converters pretty quickly. ALso, if the engine is designed for 87 octane you will gain nothing by putting a higher octane in it. Might even run worse

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 110 octane fuel

I saw it at a gas station. It was labeled racing fuel, said for off road use only and the pump was locked.

I should have been more specific about the motor. Its newly built but it does not have O2 sensors or cats. It was built to run on unleaded with new heads and components.

I just like the way the cars at the track smell.
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Re: 110 octane fuel

I wonder if the 110 is actually 110 octane. I've used it before, but I am not convinced it is what the sign says.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 110 octane fuel

Interesting Wooderson; what are your thoughts on it?
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Re: 110 octane fuel

I mix mine 2.5 gals to a tank which is 15 gals.I don't need to as my motor is a pump gas but I with you I to like the smell.Its $7.00 a gal. up my way.
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Re: 110 octane fuel

$11 a gallon here in Lauderdale, VP racing fuels

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Re: 110 octane fuel

It was just over $7 a gal here. At that price Im glad it only takes about 2.5 gals to get the smell. LOL Is there any difference in performance with that gas?
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Re: 110 octane fuel

Didn't seem to change the performance for me, but I really don't run my car hard anyway.

Smells great, wish they could put the smell into one of those little green tree air fresheners, sure would be cheaper!

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, between that and WD-40...Im in heaven!!!
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Re: 110 octane fuel

As the crew chief for a Nascar Pro-Stock I can tell you we tried some in the racecar and it made no noticable difference over the unleaded premium we normally use. The engines we are required to run are GM crate "Fast Burn" engines and they are designed to use pump gas. One of our competitors who is also a friend tried both types of gas on a dyno and horsepower actually was slightly less with the race gas. That being said it is great stuff for older engines and my 96 cubic inch stroker motor Harley loves the stuff... I believe the higher the compression ratio of your engine the more difference you'd see with the 110 octane stuff.
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It was just over $7 a gal here. At that price Im glad it only takes about 2.5 gals to get the smell. LOL Is there any difference in performance with that gas?
I don't see any but you would have to check by the ET is the only way I would see.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 05:27 PM
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Man I have been in this discussion on some other boards. If your engine is built for pump gas you are wasting your money. I run VP 110 in my Honda 450 but it has 14:1 compression. Most agree that to much octane will cause a loss in performance. Octane controls how easily the fuel burns. More octane requires more heat which is what a higher compression piston achieves much like a diesel engine. It does smell good Around here I can get 100 octane Rocket brand in the pump that is unleaded. It'a about 5 bucks a gallon where VP 110 is 10 bucks. I need 105 minimum with 14:1.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 09, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 110 octane fuel

So what Im getting from this discussion is the 110 octane will not increase my performance on a pump gas motor (which I dont really care about), its ok to run in a pump gas motor and I only need about 2.5 gals in a 15 gal tank to get that sweet exhaust smell.

Oh yeah, and the LEAD is ok too.

Sound about right?

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The lead is fine as long as you don't have a catalytic converter, O2 sensor, etc.
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