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Podcast: Fuel Tips: Ethanol or Not?

We share the details on ethanol and whether or not it adds any benefits.

News and Notes: Fuel Tips: The Science of High Octane Fuel

We briefly discuss the science behind high octane fuels.

News and Notes: Fuel Tips: What is Specific Gravity?

We discuss specific gravity and what it means.

Features: Fuel Tips: 91 vs. 93

The western half of the country usually only have access to 91-octane fuel, while 93 octane is fairly common in the eastern half. An engine can be tuned to make more power on 93-octane fuel than 91.

Features: Fuel Tips: More Oxygen for More Power?

The promise almost sounds too good to be true: Get more horsepower just by using a certain type of fuel. What’s in these magic elixirs? Oxygen. A lot of it.

Features: Fuel Tips: Fueling Your Boosted Engine

Time to fill up your force-fed car? Time to discuss some E85 science with Zachary Santner, technical specialist with Sunoco Race Fuels.

Features: Fuel Tips: Narrowing the Fuel Field

So many fuels, so many choices. How to narrow down the field? Zachary Santner, technical specialist with Sunoco Race Fuels, explains the four products that would cover many popular situations.

Features: Fuel Tips: Specific Gravity?

Fuels can vary by so many different properties. The biggies are octane, oxygen, lead content, and something called specific gravity explains Zachary Santner, technical specialist with Sunoco Race Fuels.

Features: Fuel Tips: Adding Additives

Why buy race gas when you can mix up your own high-octane fuel with an additive? Well, not all additives are created equal–and the same can be said for street fuels mixed with said additives.

Features: Fuel Tips: What's Really in That Additive?

How do you know what’s really in those fuel additives at every auto parts store?

Features: Fuel Tips: Why Not Methanol?

Running methanol as a fuel sounds great–even more performance potential at a lower price. But, first, some considerations.

Shop Work: Fuel Tips: Lawn and Garden Equipment Needs the Proper Fuel, Too

Like our performance cars, the small engines in lawn equipment can have special fuel requirements. A biggie that helps small engine performance: Fuel that is free from moisture.

Fuel Tips Forum Topics

Do you use a fuel additive? (And if so, which one?)

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