Octane booster

Asked by Oct 13, 2015 at 09:11 PM about the 1993 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Should I use an octane booster to get the level higher than 91?

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No. Even in a 'Vette.. As long as you use only top-tier gas, the list of retailers recommended by almost every manufacturer -- no additives are needed. - http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers/

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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-saving-devices/fuel-additive-effectiveness2.htm

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What are you trying to achieve? Octane is the measure of the "energy" a given amount of fuel can absorb before it will combust. (Compression) The higher this number the more performance, which usually manifests itself as more miles per gallon. You might get a slightly more responsive motor, and a few more horsepower, but you're not going to win any street races based on a couple of octane rating points.

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Did you raise the compression?

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