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    does octane booster increase performance at all?

    I'm thinking of getting octane booster for my ski and I'm wondering if it'll do anything


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    It will do nothing but waste money

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    Thanks for the response! I've heard people say it's good to stabilize the fuel, idk if that's true or not

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    The best way to stabilize is buy fresh fuel and use it right away especially if it has ethanol in it. Try to use non ethanol fuel if you can, or at least store it with non ethanol fuel in it. It may save you from a lot of headaches.

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    Octane booster slows the burn rate. By using it in a low compression engine can decrease HP. Same goes for using race fuel in a stock engine. Only advantage is the not smelling that pump gas exhaust stench.

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    Add marine Sta-Bil to every fill up is the best thing you can do to avoid any fuel issues. 32 Oz bottle is good for treating upto 320 gallons of fuel. Removes ethanol, water and stabilizes the fuel for 12 Months. Higher Octane levels are for high compression engines or if your older natural aspiring engine is knocking. Higher octane levels does nothing to engines that do not require it. A higher octane fuel will simply have a higher temperature range before igniting under compression pressure. If you use low octane in an engine which requires higher octane the fuel will ignite under pressure or compression before the spark plug ignites it causing knocking. Engines with intellect can detect the lack of octane from the knocking sensor and change its timing to avoid damage but comes with the reduction of available power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffStalone View Post
    Add marine Sta-Bil to every fill up is the best thing you can do to avoid any fuel issues. 32 Oz bottle is good for treating upto 320 gallons of fuel. Removes ethanol, water and stabilizes the fuel for 12 Months. Higher Octane levels are for high compression engines or if your older natural aspiring engine is knocking. Higher octane levels does nothing to engines that do not require it. A higher octane fuel will simply have a higher temperature range before igniting under compression pressure. If you use low octane in an engine which requires higher octane the fuel will ignite under pressure or compression before the spark plug ignites it causing knocking. Engines with intellect can detect the lack of octane from the knocking sensor and change its timing to avoid damage but comes with the reduction of available power.

    The solution if its at all possible is to avoid ethanol altogether

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    All your responses are really helpful. Thank you all

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