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What is premium gas?

What is premium gas? —Regular versus high octane gas What’s the difference between regular and high octane gas? What is Octane? A fuel’s octane rating is a numerical value of the fuel’s ability to resists detonation (engine damaging high temperature high pressure fuel burning at the end of the power stroke). Octane is not an indication of fuel’s power. A higher octane fuel doesn’t provide any more power or provide any more cleaning additives to fuel than a lower octane gas (that’s a pretty common myth and there’s no truth … Read More

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