If your car was burning pistons it wouldn't have been driving it for long. The only reason higher octane gas is ever needed is if your car is detonating (and again, if it was, you'd probalby be rebuilding it by now). What is your compression ratio? Burning more octane than you need is a waste of money and gains you 0 horsepower.Brian Morency said:i usually run the cheap gas but today i felt like getting the 93 octane. the burning gas smells different i noticed, like its burning up the crap in my motor cleaning it out. the old motor in my car had burnt pistons like that and it ran like poop
Indeed. I love the low compression street car guys who "swear" by airplane fuel .
Funny, I always thought AV gas would make your car fly.killerformula said:I think he's saying that its rediculous to listen to some guy running 8.5:1 compression talking about how great AV gas is.
Too many story-tellers in this hobby.
AvGas can be be mixed with auto gas for mild race engines, might cost you a few horsepower. JetA will work in kerosene heaters. AvGas in a kerosene heater would be a very bad idea. If you didn't set the place on fire the lead will kill you slowly.RCastle said:Yon can run AV Gas in a engine.There is a certain ratio to it.I am not for sure whay it is.I work on tractors/trailers.Used to work for a tanker co.,there were three guys who raced big block cars there.They would always grab some AV Gas after they dropped the load and mix it to run in their cars.If you mix it wrong you will break things.I used it in my kerosene heater for a few years,until I ran out of my stash.It is cleaner,hotter and lasts longer than kerosene.I never put it in my tank though.