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Old 09-14-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Vp racing octane booster

I use the vp racing octane booster madditave in my 4 wheeler and mix it 16oz octane booster to 5 gal of gas. Says brings up octane 8 points. I was wondering if it's ok to use in my Aprilia. It says for off road use only but I assume it's fine. I don't want it to sit to long in the jug, so I was gonna run it through the bike to use it up faster.

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There is a vp racing gas station 4 miles from my house that I get one bottle for $8.99. It works great in the 4 wheeler with no pinging.
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Why do you need to boost the octane in your Aprilia?
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I don't need to but I have a full tank of gas in the 4 wheeler. and a 5 gallon jug worth of fuel. I don't get to ride the 4 wheeler everyday to burn up the fuel so I didn't want the gas to go bad just sitting in the can. That's why I'd use some in the bike to help using it up before it goes bad. I guess a good question is how long is the fuel good sitting in a 5 gal jug?
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Just an fyi, if you truly want to pick up octane points and not use race gas, try Torco.

This product is great when you are forced to use 87 in a high octane engine for a temporary fix and still have a lot of the low octane fuel in your tank.

All the other brands claim a boost, but they cannot achieve true point increases to get you in a safe normal operating zone. I found this product after the wife put 87 in our ZL1 Camaro, it worked great.

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Does your Aprilia have a catalytic convertor?
If so then it is not ok to use according to the product description in the link you provided.
Do you have reason to believe that octane booster will make fuel last longer? If so, tell us about it...
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Yes it does have a catalytic converter. I have no clue if octane booster will make fuel last longer. I'd say it probably wouldn't. I just have 5 gallons of gas pre mixed with octane booster for my 4 wheeler, that I don't want to sit there for a long period of time not getting used and go bad. I just putt around the neighborhood trails on the wheeler and it dosent burn much fuel.

How long does gas stay good in a gas can?
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Yes it does have a catalytic converter. I have no clue if octane booster will make fuel last longer. I'd say it probably wouldn't. I just have 5 gallons of gas pre mixed with octane booster for my 4 wheeler, that I don't want to sit there for a long period of time not getting used and go bad. I just putt around the neighborhood trails on the wheeler and it dosent burn much fuel.

How long does gas stay good in a gas can?
There's not a definite answer to that.
It'll vary based on temperature, humidity, type of can, etc.
I'd say a couple months, maybe. If it starts to smell wrong it's definitely going bad in a hurry.

I frequently go to East Texas and there's a station that sells non-ethanol gas in one of the little towns. It lasts a LOT longer than the gas you buy here in Houston.
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I keep it in a vp can that's sealed pretty good. I live south of San Antonio and there is vp gas station that's sells all the race fuels. But I have yet to find a station that has ethanol free that would be awesome
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I keep it in a vp can that's sealed pretty good. I live south of San Antonio and there is vp gas station that's sells all the race fuels. But I have yet to find a station that has ethanol free that would be awesome
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I found a sight that says there is one in Floresville only about 15 miles from me.

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If you're only buying 5 gallons for occasional use in a 4 wheeler, see if you can get an appropriate octane fuel from VP. I'm sure they have some moderate octane race fuel without ethanol and I know for sure they have a fuel they call small engine fuel that has none.
Whether or not they have it at your station is unknown.

One of my friends has a gas powered air compressor that he run small engine fuel in, for that very reason. It lasts longer.
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Yea vp has some it's just $11 a gallon vs $4 but I'm going to buy the vp t4 after this can is done.
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Really? That must be a bad if it requires that much octane!
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