Old 13th August 2001, 17:30   #1
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What kind of Gas do you put in your car?

Since im about to start driving, I figured to find out what a differnet amout of people use for gas. I like the high octaine stuff 92-93:P What do you use?
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Old 13th August 2001, 17:32   #2
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Chevron 87 Octane. Good schtuff and gets me around.
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Old 13th August 2001, 17:33   #3
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Old 13th August 2001, 17:39   #4
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Have you ever seen that Van, the one they start with diesel and then run off vegatable oil? I wanna see it in person, see how bad it stinks:P
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Old 13th August 2001, 17:46   #6
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Old 13th August 2001, 18:13   #7
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Old 13th August 2001, 20:01   #8
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i dont drive....but i put piss into my neighbors once....

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Old 13th August 2001, 20:42   #9
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Gas.

Sometimes i use Methane, but only after a good curry. Otherwise i strap Dolly the cow to a piece of hosepipe and let her fart away for hours. Then i molest her.
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Put sugar into it next time (unless you like them)

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Old 13th August 2001, 20:53   #12
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Old 13th August 2001, 20:58   #13
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Using premium gas on an engine that wasn't made to run on high octane could be bad.

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Old 13th August 2001, 21:24   #14
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whatever whoever picks me up is using.
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Old 13th August 2001, 22:02   #15
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Old 13th August 2001, 22:42   #16
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Old 13th August 2001, 22:51   #17
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Then i molest her.
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Old 13th August 2001, 23:17   #18
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Its the only way for a bloke to multiple orgasm - molest a cow
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Old 14th August 2001, 02:48   #19
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I go for 87-octane most of the time. Every now and then, it doesn't hurt to add a bottle of octane booster and a bottle of fuel injector cleaner to the tank.
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Old 14th August 2001, 03:19   #20
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i think ive seen 99-octane used with a 28oz nitrate canister before?... fuckin melt your engine and the end of a quartermile...
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Old 14th August 2001, 11:30   #21
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i think ive seen 99-octane used with a 28oz nitrate canister before?... fuckin melt your engine and the end of a quartermile...
Whu???

There's still a station here that you can buy 100+ octane. It doesn't melt your engine (unless your engine happens to be manufactured by Yugo)
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Old 15th August 2001, 07:47   #22
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nitrate = slang for nitro. (well not universal, but its still slang)
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Old 15th August 2001, 11:29   #23
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NOS is mo bettah slang.(NOS being the leading manufacturer of nitrous oxide paraphenalia)
Technology has come a long way in the emergence of nitrous as a fuel supplement. Back in the day, it was common to fry the pistons out of the block due to excessive nitrous intake, but todays established nitrous injection manufacturers' have made it far safer to hook up and go.
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Old 15th August 2001, 14:39   #24
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I use 95 octane unleaded gas for my car. Here in Finland gas isn't that cheap, it costs $1 per litre (about $4 per gallon). 95 and 98 are only options to choose from if you buy gas from Finland.
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My friend is getting a NOS setup for his TransAM, I can't wait to see how fast it goes:P

On another note, games wise, I play Grand Turismo 3 and since everything matters in the game about your car, when you are going out of a turn you want to shift to a lower gear to get more torque coming off the turn correct?
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Old 16th August 2001, 01:10   #26
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In real life, you want to enter a turn lifting off the throttle, downshifting a gear. Midway through the turn mash back into the gas.
Reason:
  • If you enter a turn at full throttle and remain that way, you'll eventually spin out or lose control on the outer radius.
  • If you let off the throttle entering a turn, you lose momentum, thereby losing speed and momentum.

Your speed entering the turn carries you through the roughest of the radius, while accelerating midway gets you started on your way out.

As far as Turismo goes, I assume it reflects real life
As Tom Cruise's character says in "Days Of Thunder" when asked where he learned racing, 'ESPN has great coverage'(or something to that effect)
If you watch any racing, you'll see that they have telemetry that indicates their turning habits. The same driving skills apply to everyday driving even though they differ so greatly.
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I've only played GT3 once (and it was pretty spiffy), but I used to play GT2 all the time. GT2 is very realistic as far as vehicle dynamics and physics are concerned, so I would imagine that GT3 is the same way. The scary part about that was... when I first got my truck, I was able to drive it like Kyle Petty. ...And I still do.
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Old 16th August 2001, 05:54   #28
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Using premium gas on an engine that wasn't made to run on high octane could be bad.
Why?

Bythe way, I use the cheap stuff, 87 octane from whoever has the best price.
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Old 16th August 2001, 06:03   #29
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Don't ask me why. I don't know why.

I did not write the following:

"The octane grades are designed to accommodate engines with different compression ratios. High compression engines, found in most performance cars, require a fuel that burns efficiently at a higher temperature. That’s what premium fuel does, it burns hot under high compression. In a normal engine, premium fuel does not burn completely, resulting in excess carbon build-up and carbon fouling of the spark plugs. The end result is a less efficient engine that requires tune-ups more frequently."

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Old 16th August 2001, 07:31   #30
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in my EVO VII lancer with a nitro kit

and yes i do use nitro occasionaly but it costs shitloads

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I just use the cheap stuff, Regual Unleaded, at a cheap but well known place.

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Old 20th August 2001, 04:55   #32
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A-hole, where did you find that, because I think it's wrong. Low octane gasoline pre-ignites (pings, detonates, etc.) in engines designed for higher octane, but use of a higher octane shouldn't have a detremental effect. That's why car manuals list a minimum octane requirement, but not a max.

Higher octane should always burn cleaner, because it has more burnable material. I could be wrong, I suppose. I'm not an organic chemist, so I'd like to read that directly from the source.
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Old 20th August 2001, 05:08   #33
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hmmm

i use anything under $1.45/gallon

EVERYONE CHECK OUT HTTP://WWW.GASPRICEWATCH.COM
FOR THE LOWEST GAS WHERE YOU LIVE
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Old 20th August 2001, 10:55   #35
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3.78541178 liters according to my calculator
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A-hole, where did you find that, because I think it's wrong. Low octane gasoline pre-ignites (pings, detonates, etc.) in engines designed for higher octane, but use of a higher octane shouldn't have a detremental effect. That's why car manuals list a minimum octane requirement, but not a max.

Higher octane should always burn cleaner, because it has more burnable material. I could be wrong, I suppose. I'm not an organic chemist, so I'd like to read that directly from the source.
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/

Make the judgement for yourself. You'll have to find the "myths" page.

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Old 21st August 2001, 07:53   #37
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Using premium gas on an engine that wasn't made to run on high octane could be bad.
I drive a mercedes, and my mechanic told me that I should keep premium gasoline in it most of the time. So... I do.
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Old 21st August 2001, 08:18   #38
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mercedes car types dont like the low octane sludgery (exept the c class) especally the slk.
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I found that page, but I think he's full of shite. He says that premium gasoline doesn't produce any more energy than regular gasoline. He's either a liar or misinformed. Higher octane results in faster and hotter burning. The octane rating is the actual percentage of octane in the gas (well, sort of), and he calls it a measurement of a gasoline's ability to resist knock (detonation sounds cooler).

Oh, well. Perhaps I'm the one who's horribly misinformed. Either way, premium won't make my car explode, 'cause I'm cheap and use 87 octane.
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I think it produces more, but not by much.

A good example of bad high octane are octane boosts. But then, octane boosts aren't the same as gas.

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