[thechat] gas prices..

Ron White ronwhite at members.evolt.org
Fri Apr 13 07:41:17 CDT 2001

You do get better gas mileage, but I've experimented with all 3 grades
usually available 'Merican pumps and the overall cost is a wash. More MPG
for higher octane, but not enough to offset the higher cost.

Ron White

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Hmmm... if I remember correctly octane has to do with the ignition point of
the fuel when pressurized in the cylinder; used in high compression, high
performance engines where "dieseling" would be a problem - like my Triumph
Trophy:), but not my minivan! :(


Not sure it necessarily leads to the benefits you listed.


> A UK 'imperial' gallon is more than a US gallon, and, I think you'll find,
> is a higher octane (better quality, cleaner burn, less damage, better mpg)
> Garry

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