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Octane booster

Anyone here ever use an octane booster? I am planning a trip to Newfoundland next year and on my last visit there I was in a place that had only 86 octane and the LT was decidedly unhappy about that. I had to ride in 4th gear to keep the pinging down and I am still surprised I didnít damage the engine. I want to be better prepared this time with an octane booster, but Iíve never used one before and not sure if some work better than others or if all are pretty much the same other than packaging.

Obviously, space on a long trip is at a premium so I would like the most concentrated brew available. I would like the smallest possible bottle that will treat at least 15 gallons of gas from say 86 octane to at least 90.

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post #2 of 3 Old Jun 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am
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Re: Octane booster

This is only one of the several reviews I found on Octane Boosters when I googled about it.
https://thereviewgurus.com/reviews/best-octane-booster/
Some like Klotz over others. Some prefer Lucas Oil. Others prefer 104+. Etc.,etc.,etc.

Some are street legal and some are not. One site I looked at says that Lucas booster, Royal Purple MAX BOOST and 104+ are not street legal.
How much does it take to up the octane to a certain level? The all vary.
BOOSTane Premium takes 16 oz to treat 25 gal.
STP 78574 takes 5.25 oz to treat 21 gal.
I wasn't able in the short time I looked to find out how much of an octane increase you would get with what amount of additive per product.
Most places I did look for comparisons liked Lucas Oil Octane Booster but were put off by it not being street legal due to it being a racing formula.
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Re: Octane booster

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This is only one of the several reviews I found on Octane Boosters when I googled about it.
https://thereviewgurus.com/reviews/best-octane-booster/
Some like Klotz over others. Some prefer Lucas Oil. Others prefer 104+. Etc.,etc.,etc.

Some are street legal and some are not. One site I looked at says that Lucas booster, Royal Purple MAX BOOST and 104+ are not street legal.
How much does it take to up the octane to a certain level? The all vary.
BOOSTane Premium takes 16 oz to treat 25 gal.
STP 78574 takes 5.25 oz to treat 21 gal.
I wasn't able in the short time I looked to find out how much of an octane increase you would get with what amount of additive per product.
Most places I did look for comparisons liked Lucas Oil Octane Booster but were put off by it not being street legal due to it being a racing formula.

Yes, in my very quick review this morning, I saw a number of people say that some of the formulas contain lead and thus are not only illegal, but would kill the catcon. I am not a tree hugger by any stretch, but a functioning catcon is a thing of beauty and I would rather not compromise mine. And I would feel that way even if I had not worked 32 years for the company that invented and still makes the monolithic ceramic substrates used in most catcons in the world.

I definitely want a formula that is catcon friendly.

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