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Re: Octane? Techron in Water Torture?
- Subject: Re: Octane? Techron in Water Torture?
- From: Andrew Johnson <sundiaL@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:28:57 -0800
At 9:57 AM -0500 2/10/05, Ben Barkow wrote:
>Anybody use Techron or other stuff in the Water Torture? Nitro? Preparation
>H? Two cups of prune juice?
I tried a water torture once with a small volume of biodiesel. Well,
it was handy, and I have a spare engine in the basement if this one
Anyway, with water the engine slows a bit, coughs, rattles, and
recovers. Some white-ish smoke out the pipe which might alarm the
neighbors, but nothing too dramatic.
I tried the biodiesel to see if it might have a better effect (remove
more carbon with less liquid volume drawn in). I don't think I have
the courage to try it a second time (although I did treat *both*
heads, for balance).
The smoke was thick and choking. The engine rattled to a degree that
was alarming, and persisted in its rattle for a long period - that
B100 (neet biodiesel) seemed to stick 'round for a while. It
eventually quieted down and after both sides were done I took it for
Decision: Yes, a smaller volume of biodiesel was able to remove
sufficient carbon that I had no pinging with mid-grade gas (89 octane
(R+M)/2). But I'll stick to water, it seems much more benign on the
engine, and gets the job done equally well.
- - andrew, Berkeley, '00 R1150GS
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