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Old 01-16-2002, 08:16 PM   #1
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What is Toluene and where do you get it? Does it really boost octane?
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Old 01-16-2002, 08:18 PM   #2
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it is a solvent and boosts octane... you can get it at Ace or Home Depot, probably other places. It really does boost octane. Big time. :cheers:

oh yeah at Ace it is under the Toluol name... xylene is jsut about the same thing...


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What is the dilution ratio. How much Toluene per gal?
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Be careful with that stuff. It has a high flash point and the vapors can cause brain damage if inhaled!!!!
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What is the dilution ratio. How much Toluene per gal?
I mix one gallon of toulene with 5 gallons of 93 octane gas. :cheers:
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I run 1 1/2 gallons of toluene with 8 1/2 gallons of 93 octane pump gas. You should add only as much as is necessary to prevent detonation. Don't run over 20%. I only use it when I run nitrous because I don't need that much octane without the juice.

It is a primary ingredient in pump gas so don't worry about it harming O2 sensors or cats. Toluene is 114 octane. I get it at a local paint supply house for $5.50 a gallon.





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