Monday, March 21, 2011

quick about octane

i get a few questions like these, and i just want to clear a few things up. il be as informative as i know.


 octane, as i said before, is the resistance to ignite. so this means the higher the octane the later in the piston's cycle it will ignite...so more compression is possible, and this means better performance, and power produced.

so for an engine, perhaps lower octane is more practical, but if you want anymore power without breaking the bank, higher octane will have to do.

19 comments:

  1. always wondered what octane meant.
    thanks man

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  2. i didnt know it affected its resistance to ignite. thx

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  3. i didn't know that =\ thanks for putting it out simply =)

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  4. Awesome that you could explain that in so few lines. Never really understood that.

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  5. I didnt understand that post... ima read it again tomorrow to see.. so i'll follow.. follow me too ?

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  6. everady I learn something new :D

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  7. Cool. What does the octane number represent?

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  8. I never thought about octane before. I'm glad I found your blog. You got a new follower!

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  9. American fuel is as low as 85 octane while here in europe it can go to 98 octane...

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  10. Thank God a blog about car stuff!! Gonna read daily until I learn it all!

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  11. very nice, and in answer to you're question. fuck C.O.D. in the ear

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  12. Ah thx, now i know what the numbers 95, 98 etc on our fuel mean.

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  13. Yea i had a turbo miata that needed at least 91 octane fuel in it or else it would detonate.

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  14. Interesting. I never knew that's what octane refers to. Following!

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  15. Thanks for the info. Learned something new today.

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