95 Octatne Gas???
Posted March 17, 2003 - 07:30 PM
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Posted March 19, 2003 - 05:52 AM
However I'd take your gas any day as here in Switzerland it costs approx 1$/litre (Approx 4$/gallon) at current exchange rates - and we have the cheapest gas in Europe!
Posted March 19, 2003 - 05:53 AM
Posted March 19, 2003 - 08:00 AM
Some people do a 50/50 mix just to keep the costs down. I plan on trying that for awhile this summer.
Posted March 19, 2003 - 08:56 AM
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Posted March 20, 2003 - 08:08 PM
Pumps in the US (and maybe Canada?) use the (R+M)/2 method for octane ratings - also called the antiknock index or AKI. R=research octane; M=Motor octane. The rule of thumb that everyone uses (recommended by the major petrochemical companies like Chevron) is to add 5 to the AKI to get the Research Octane Number or RON.
So, in the US, 91 AKI at the pump equates to 95 RON which is what the manual specifies as the minimum.
Hope that helps.
Posted March 20, 2003 - 08:41 PM
I meant AKI of 91 gives 96 RON which is actually one point higher than the minimum in the manual. I guess that's what I get for posting this late at night. I even reviewed the post before I sent it. Geez!