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Re: Octane? Tachron in Water Torture?

My poor understanding of octane is this. High octane means "slower burning."
In other words, it is like retarding the spark. That alone explains some
otherwise unaccountable phenomena occurring when you experiment with octane.

I am not sure if high octane also means some chemical inoculation to knock
is present in the brew or just that reduced knocking is a consequence of
slower burning (that is, retarding).

In fact, lower octane gas has more oomph in some sense I can't remember.

Sometimes octane is mistakenly taken as a generic metric of goodness similar
to the false adherence to stiff springs, high pre-loads, stuff made by Bing
or Bosch or.... 

Of course, our local Banana Gas (PetroCan) has Tachtrol (same, I am quite
sure, to the good stuff Techron in Chevron) in double-dose in the hi-test,
which fosters the illusion. it is the only additive, Marvel and alky aside,
that is widely endorsed by those who might have reason to know.

Tachtrol/Techron is the coward's answer to the Water Torture. Anybody ever
tried using Techron in the Water Torture???

Toronto (some nice scooting weather this past weekend but some nice snow
expected today)