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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Is any one familiar with mixing Zylene or Tolulene with unleaded premium to get leaded 106 octane fuel? I have the article somewhere from a Hot Rod Magazine that has the mix ratio. Has anyone seen/heard of this
mixture? It may take a while, but I bet I can find it and pass it on. These two chemicals are "cleaning fluids" sold in 55 gallon drums and does not require a special liscense to purchase (at least in Ga), but I would definatly not store these in your house or garage.
By the way it was printed in the BACK of the magazine and stashed on somewhat of a non discreet page with no ads. Any one else heard of this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 01:35 PM
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I know a couple local guys that do this. Don't know exactly how much of what they mix, but there is a local guy that runs it in his 572rwhp twin turbo '00 firehawk. Mixes it with 92 unleaded.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 01:56 PM
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Word to the wise. I work with these chemicals and others like MEK all the time. Yes they are compatable but why buy in such a large bulk. Best to get it premixed and go from there. remember OXIDIZERS and ACIDS with this mix will generate a HEAT and FIRE HAZARD. Battery acid being present with all cars when coming in contact with either or both Zylene or Tolulene would cause a VIOLENT REACTION with HEAT along with GASES Generation..

my advise as a Hazardous Material Handler is Look for something else and dont mix them. Best to hae you and car around next year than getting burnt and loosing a car.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 03:52 PM
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ummgawa, here is a past post for your reference that has a link to a site that talks about using Zylene or Tolulene.

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