OCTOBERFAST 2010

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby Wagonfan » 30 Oct 2010 09:46

I've been looking around on the websites for specific info on which gasoline is sold at various locations. Chevron used to offer a list of their stations throughout BC that included the different grades of gasoline that they sold. Now they just seem to want to talk about the fuel additives or the design of their stores.
67 in the states seems to do the same thing. Their 'products' page only talks about the detergents in their gasoline and not about the octane level. Marketing trumps mechanics I guess...
My car is pretty old school so (I think I get the worst mileage on our runs :twisted: ) and that few points of octane is important...
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby bertvorgon » 30 Oct 2010 19:18

Kevin, that is funny......hey..I get lower milage on our drives too....I wonder if it has anything to do with
the fact that the throttle is past halfway most of the time...and I'm past 5,000 RPM on the cruise....
which usually translate to the fact that we are running at 80-90 MPH for great distances...HMMMMM...
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby jim.nos » 30 Oct 2010 23:03

bertvorgon wrote:we are running at 80-90 MPH


Allegedly...

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby Byron510 » 30 Oct 2010 23:13

Until this past years mandate on fuels, the Petro-Can here in New West had 94 octane - but no more. 91 ro 92 is the highest now - ethonal blend.

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2010

Postby bertvorgon » 31 Oct 2010 08:48

Morning World,

That's what I thought Byron. That is now due to the fact that the base blend stock is 84, so with the ethanol it brings it up to 87, and that of course holds across the board, so they lost 2 points of octane.

ALLEGEDLY....yes.....closed course...professional drivers.....I never said WHERE......could have been MISSION......

In checking both my Toyota and my Honda, I don't see a real major change in fuel economy, only what I would attribute to the cooler temperatures, so the oil and and everything else has more drag till it warms up.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer


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