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Posts Tagged: high octane

Is premium gas better

Is premium gas better for my car? I often see forum members state that they add premium gas to their cars to get “better performance.” Sorry, but adding a higher octane premium gas to an engine that’s designed to run on regular 87-octane, does not give you better performance. The assumption people make is that premium gas has more “power”. NOPE. The difference between premium gas versus regular gas is just about it’s octane rating One of the laws of physics is that you create heat when you compress a … Read More

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