Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NW PA Grandvalley
Re: Highest comp ratio for regular gas?
My machinist says you should run the higher octane in any motor you own unless it specifies not to. Even your air cools.
Reason being, cleaner, better all around performance, better gas mileage and in the long run you will save money.
Some of the guys in the refinery will tell you the same thing. Premium fuel gets a lot more attention when processed so I've been told.
I'm sorta inclined to believe them.
But I'm also cheap when it comes to buying gasoline. I'll drive out of my way to save one penny per gallon which is costing more in the long run. I'm kinda stupid that way.
"Tell it like it is or don't tell it at all" 1964 Falcon 2dr HT, 347V8 4V, dual exhaust, 5sp, pwr assist R&P steering, AM radio, heater with defrost and 2sp fan, electric windshield wipers, cigar lighter, dlx light group, bucket seats, console and full carpet.