Octane vs. Performance

I was running regular and with the unplugged catalytic convertor, I could hear a slight pinging sound on acceleration. The old non computer controlled vehicles would make a hell of a racket if you were detonating but the new ones detect detonation and back off the timing. The result is poor performance. I switched from regular 86 octane to 94 octane and no more detonation and more power at low rpm in the 1300 to 1600 range! I've read where some people have even disabled the knock sensor.

Just to try it, you can add a can of octane boost to your tank. Here's a video on the facts of octane.

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