Special gasoline


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Special gasoline

Postby seeberluca » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:44 am



I was out of fuel, and the gas station , today is monday, too. I had no way to wait for the big tank station refuel , so I decided to buy the UGL 100 gasoline just for this time.
Can this gasoline affect something in the engine, or will it just let me run faster?



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Re: Special gasoline

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:49 am

I don't have much information about that fuel but I'll guess that it's 100 octane fuel.The bike is designed to run on 87 octane....
Higher octane fuel is engineered to operate in higher compression engines so you should see no benifit or damage from using it,other than the increased cost.
Lower octane ignites faster than higher octane.You would use the higher octane if you have "pinging"..a pre-ignition knock.http://science.howstuffworks.com/gasoline3.htm

This is my guess....unless this is a special blend of fuel.

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby seeberluca » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:01 am

:evil: At the moment it was the only one avilable, anyway here in Italy the minimum octane you can find is 95. Since now I did not feel any difference with this "special" gasoline but the price 2.6 $ per liter

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby thrasherg » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:10 am

You should not notice any difference, the new gas is capable of producing more power if you modify the engine to take advantage of the higher detonation levels (Run higher compression, more advance on your timing!!). As I doubt you have changed anything on your engine, the bike will run fine, you will not harm anything, you just spent a bit of extra money unnecessarily..

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:16 am

Yes but it wasn't unnecessary. It was all that was avaiable at the time he was on empty.He didn't have a choice.No harm done to the bike,just the wallet.

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:26 pm

Actually, you'll get a bit LESS power and mileage out of the higher octane fuel. Without being able to alter the compression to take advantage of the higher detonation threshold, the higher octane fuel will run normally (albeit producing slightly less power) and do no damage whatsoever except to your wallet.

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby seeberluca » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:56 am

Ok thanks for the answer,
the only positive consideration is :
very high gasoline cost, no more then 110km\h speed.
result?
18.9 km per liter and more safety

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:24 am

My daily driver is a large truck with a V8 engine in it. With today fuel prices, I have learned to drive VERY gently - very gentle presses on the accelerator, try to use as little braking as possible, plan ahead, so that you can maintain momentum, no excessive speed. I can get as low as 8-9 mpg in it, I can also get as high as 23-24 mpg if I really try.

That's also the reason I ride my motorcycle more than I drive my truck. :)

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby seeberluca » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:49 am

:D I'm agree with you, but if you consider we have the EURO not DOLLAR and I have to pay 2 dollars and a half per each liter of gasoline, I should ride a bicycle to save money.

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby BigSwede » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:46 pm

"I have to pay 2 dollars and a half per each liter of gasoline"

Wow! that's $9.45 per gallon! And we complain when it goes over $4.00 here in the states!
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Re: Special gasoline

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:06 pm

Don't forget...He has euros....conversion...1 euro = $1.29 US dollars.
4 liters is just a bit over 1 gallon.....That makes it around $12 US dollars per gallon.

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby seeberluca » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:42 am

virgilmobile wrote:Don't forget...He has euros....conversion...1 euro = $1.29 US dollars.
4 liters is just a bit over 1 gallon.....That makes it around $12 US dollars per gallon.

This is a little bit too much. 2.5 $ per liter is after the conversion euro/dollar ( one liter of gasoline costs around 1.93 euro so 1.93x1.29=2.5$ than 2.5 x 3.79 ( litres per gallon)= 9.47 $ :D :D

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Re: Special gasoline

Postby clwydian » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:07 pm

Sometimes the higher octane fuels, I'm thinking Shell in the UK also have cleaning agents in them. I've heard it suggested that two or three fill ups of that every now and again can clean the engine.

I remember a shell additive attacking some valve seats in GM engines in about oo 83/84.

I'm told that goldwings don't like fuel with any methanol or more than 5percent methanol?
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Re: Special gasoline

Postby Blackngold » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:52 am

BigSwede wrote:"I have to pay 2 dollars and a half per each liter of gasoline"

Wow! that's $9.45 per gallon! And we complain when it goes over $4.00 here in the states!

I just filled up @ 3.92/gal on 100% gas. No ethonol. Reg. 10% eth. gas is 3.49 here. I'm getting 40mpg at last ck. It could be all in my mind but throttle feels more responsive on 100% gas. Hmm wonder if there's a NAT gas conversion for bikes yet? :roll:




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