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#46 Old 04-29-2008, 05:12 PM
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ha, ha, ha, i dint tink eye wuz dat baddd et spelllingggg. u mustt uvvve beenn bery bord.

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BC, you can seriously screw up your ride putting lower grade in there.

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I know this.....now. Our gas here in Michigan is 93 grade for premium and aound 89 for midgrade. Hey, while on the topic of gas, when I went to the strip the other day I had a quarter of a tank of gas and I put a full bottle of octane booster in it.....per recomendation of another dragger, is that bad for my car? I filled up as soon as I was done racing so I didn't run it like that for long.

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What type of octane booster (brand)? Most of that stuff isnt really worth its money.

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STP I think.

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Go Torco or go home. Best octane booster around.

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Torco octane booster? The strip I race at is sponsered by torco racing fuel....I didn't know they made octane booster...where can I find some?

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it IS racing fuel. Jave is recommending you simply mix in a percentage (or 100% if you want) of torco rather than messing around with harmful and most of the time useless additives.

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Is a stock WRX equiped to handle torco?

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It needs a retune for whatever fuel you want to run if you actually want it to DO anything but besides that, yeah. It's good to go.

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Since the topic is about horrible gas mileage, i thought i'd chime in and say that my Jetta VR6 gets REALLY bad gas mileage. Like, worse than your guys' WRXs. I average 25mpg on the freeway (my car tells me my avg MPG ) but sometimes when my car is cold, in the morning, my car gets like 11mpg, and then after driving around town for a bit it gets around 15-18mpg average... I mean, sure it's a V6, but it's only a 2.8 liter V6, and it shouldn't be getting worse gas mileage than my step-dad's 2004 Toyota Tundra with a 4.7 liter V8 weighing twice as much as my car! I just changed my oil to Royal Purple Synthetic... Next up i'm going to try that fuel system/injector cleaner, and maybe swapping out my sparkplugs for DENSO or NGK iridium plugs... Oh, and just the other day i cleaned my MAF snesor.

I usually go through an 1/8th of a tank in one day. (tank is about 12-13 gallons) Damn gas prices these days, i'm only a kid and yet i still remember the huge-ass strikes when gas prices hit $2 a gallon, now were are looking at at least $5 a gallon by this time next year...

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I've always been told you should only switch a car to synthetic from conventional when the motor is young (<10,000 miles) as cleaning out all that build up can cause more problems than it fixes. Course, I've also been told never to switch back as the conventional won't stick very well.

Eh, hope it's not a big deal for ya.

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I've never heard of the only switching to synthetic on a young motor, but i've heard not to ever go back to conventional from synthetic. But i read in the manual and VW put IN Synthetic from the factory i beleive.

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well if it's always been synth than it's a really easy decision to make: Synth only.

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Has anyone tryed that injector cleaner stuff before? I was thinking that it probably doesn't do squat, but you never know these days, it could actually clean it out nicely and free up some gas mileage. Does this kind of stuff work? I'll check out how much it costs and if it's just a few bucks, oh well if it doesn't work.

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