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JOHN NIP
Member
posted July 24, 2003 03:28 PM
i guy at our track told me you could moth ball in your gas and it would boost the octane is this true? He does it every weekend and is always in top 5. if this is true how does it work and how many do you put in?


outlawstock17
Member
posted July 24, 2003 04:21 PM
i just love those "helpful" competitors! do yourself a favor, buy racing gas and let someone else fall victim to your competitors "help".


rico 08
Member
posted July 24, 2003 05:07 PM
It does but it's not for racing,fine for the lawnmower.


racer17j
Member
posted July 24, 2003 06:39 PM
my buddies dad does it all the time in av gas not sure if it works or not but he does it all the time


towmandan
Member
posted July 24, 2003 09:39 PM
I always thought that was an old timers tale...But then I got to thinking they had good gas back then (50s and 60s) Ive never checked into the chemical make up of a moth ball...I think to much of my motors Ill stick with race gas....Towman


Eljojo
Member
posted July 24, 2003 10:28 PM
That's an old trick. The mothballs actually release methane gas when put into gasoline. But I'once again, agree with Outlawstock 17-let your competition run the mothballs!


JOHN NIP
Member
posted July 28, 2003 08:26 AM
Thanks for the reply i will stay sunco 110 octane seem to do fine.


halffast4
Member
posted August 01, 2003 08:05 AM
put some in my cell only thing noticed, no moths


JDF Motorsports
Member
posted August 01, 2003 08:45 AM
I was forced to run an old junk motor for a while that I really didn't care what happened to it. I did the mothball deal and noticed a differance. However these days with so much invested in good motors I would not think of it. I also does some weird stuff to fuel cell foam. But you can bet if I had the old junk in there again, I would do it.

[This message has been edited by JDF Motorsports (edited August 01, 2003).]

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