Does it provide more power without making changes in tunes?
They're using MMT's as the primary octane booster, which is nothing new in fuel. In fact most unleaded fuel already uses it today just in lower concentrations.
What peaked my interest was this phrase:
"The oxygenates that are used in RACE GAS are not derived from alcohol (like methanol or ethanol) and therefor do not damage fuel system or engine components."
So I'm curious how they're oxygenating the mixture. I didn't see any mention of MTBE. Alcohol is by far the most common since some areas banned MTBE's. Perhaps they're using ETBE's?
I may give it a try to see if HOM holds just to see if it works as advertised.
Will this stuff turn your spark plugs orange like Torco? Or leave any sort of deposit or residue? Wonder if it helps with ethanol too. Since our BP out here has up to 10% ethanol in their 93.
Thank you for your inquiry. Please see the writ up below. I think it will answer your questions.
This document is designed to highlight the major differences between RACE-GAS Race Fuel Concentrate and its primary competitors. These competitors include:
* Torco Accelerate
* Commercial Octane Boosters like NOS or Outlaw +104
The first difference is the design intent of the products. RACE-GAS is designed to be a direct replacement for commercial racing fuel. In order to accomplish this, RACE-GAS needs to accomplish 3 goals:
1. Raise the octane rating of the fuel to that of commercial racing fuel
2. Raise the chemical energy, (BTU), of the fuel to equal that of commercial racing fuel
3. Raise the chemical oxygen of the fuel to equal that of commercial racing fuel
RACE-GAS is the only product on the market that can accomplish these three things. So why is this important?
* If you raise the octane but not the chemical energy the engine will be lean at wide open throttle which will damage the engine.
* If you raise the octane and not the chemical oxygen the fuel will not be completely burned on the power stroke. As a result the remaining fuel will detonate on the exhaust stroke which will lead to burnt valves and higher exhaust manifold temperatures, which will damage the engine.
Next let's look at Octane. There are three octane numbers used in the US. Research Octane Number or RON, Motor Octane Number or MON and Anti Knock Index.
* Research Octane Number, RON, is the octane of the fuel in a test engine at idle. This is a poor representation of octane as it doesn't account for the engine under load, (like real world driving). This is always the higher of the 3 numbers.
* Motor Octane Number, MON, is the octane of the fuel in a test engine under load / higher RPM. This is a much better number than RON because it is a better representation of real world driving.
* Anti-Knock Index, AKI, is the RON Number + the MON Number divided by 2, (R+M)/2. The AKI Number is the number that is used to determine the octane of fuel for sale in the US, (Check out the gas pump the next time you fill up. It will say either AKI or (R+M)/2.) The AKI number is the better octane number because it takes into account the octane under load and not under load.
Our competitors do not tell their customers what octane they blend to. The truth is they blend to the Research Octane Number. Why do they do this? Because it is very easy and cheap to raise the RON number. Basically just provide a large amount of MMT in some solution like Kerosene. It makes for a higher profit margin but an inferior product.
RACE-GAS blends to the AKI Number. We do this because this is how commercial racing fuel octane is rated. In order to do this we have to have a much better engineered product, with components that raise to octane together rather than a big gulp of MMT. We have over 70 components that raise octane in different chemical "pathways", not just MMT like our competitors.
RACE-GAS is a much more expensive product to make however we use much less MMT than our competitors. This is important as too much MMT will create deposits on the valves and heads. RACE-GAS does not.