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Power Gains on a 102 Octane Tune?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by NurburgringUte, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. NurburgringUte

    NurburgringUte New Member

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    Tell you what, if you ever make it to Germany, send me a message. Give me at least 6 months notice, just in case i stop using this site - but i promise ill set a reminder every 6 months to check. And when you get here, ill drive you down there and we can go for a few laps on the Ring.

    And what gives? i DONT like pick up trucks.. i loathe them.. i do however love aussie utes. to most people there isnt really a difference between a Ute and Pickup (isnt a ute just a pickup? :mad:). But to me, theres a world of difference and i think most users on this site will be able to understand that. Anyway, yeah, im just an Aussie living in Germany and im sick of seeing BMW's and Porsche and Corvettes and all that crap... (oh and ive got kids, so a ute is perfect for hauling **** AND having fun.)

    Re the straight alcohol, I could try that.. But i think thats a bit extreme for a daily driver.. I dont know, maybe. First 102.. then i can go from there.
     
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    it may not be a huge increase, but i could run some leaner mix with it without predet sure.. but its mainly just for the fact that i dont have a servo with 98 nearby.. and i dont want to go from 300+kw on 98 to a retune on 95 making XXXkws..

    Mostly just curious what i can expect, in any case, ill post the results of the 102 tune and the dyno sheet in the following 2 months once the car is tuned and before its on its way to germany.
     
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    no... jsut no no no no..

    i just checked prices.. jesus.. no. not once not ever..

    a 200L drum of 96.3% alcohol (188.7L pure alcohol) costs..... seriously, hold onto your seat...

    $5,403 (AUD).... No... jesus no. lol what the ****..


    ok, just a quick edit. I found another 1..

    This is for 400L of min. 94% Ethanol and its only $942 (AUD)... the one ^^^^ for 5 grand is actual drinking alcohol.
     
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    Only one thread required per topic. Threads merged.

    102 isn't really a common fuel found at servos here so it's not likely there will be a lot of experience with it.
     
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    I didn't mention 95, I just meant why don't you just keep the 98 tune and put 102 in? You can still use the 102 on a 98 tune.

    Is the 102 straight petrol or is it a blend of ethanol and some other octane of fuel?
     
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    closest we had was P100 which was 98 with 10% ethanol, if ur going to flog it around the ring then id suggest that the 98 tune using 102 would be good reassurance ur engine will be safer throughout the whole event
     
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    never said you did, sorry for the confusion. my meaning is that here we only have 95 and 102.. And id rather not waste the extra money paying for 102 when 95 is much cheaper.. Hence why id just get it tuned for 102 so im not wasting potential.

    and yeah, of course, i can use 102 with the 98 tune. but like i just said above, its wasted money thats not needed (though your point that by using 102 with a 98 tune i have a bit of buffer room to prevent lean out and pre det. is clear.)
     
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    its straight petrol - no added ethanol.
     
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    it becomes increasing difficult to distill ethanol above 90%. Anything above 95% would have some nasty chemical added to reduce the water content. So I doubt it is "drinking alcohol"
     
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    well, i mean its advertised and sold as Drinking Alcohol to be used for make Egg Liquor and other Schnapps.. also, its $5000.

    but its been a good 6 years since i used my still to make any alcohol so i dont know much about it anymore.
     

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