Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 10:10:04 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Octane ratings.....what's the truth?

"Eeyore" <> wrote in message > > > gerry wrote: > >> In his opinion higher octanes are "generally speaking" a scam on >> automobile >> users perpetrated by the oil companies and encouraged by the auto >> manufacturers. > > Speaks volumes. He's a loonie. > > Mind you most *American* cars are so low-tech that they don't care about > octane > rating it seems. But, no. Indeedy older tech cars cared very much about their fuel, because unlike modern stuff they can't adjust themselves on the fly to cope with different fuels. > Graham (who once had a car that *required* 100 RON octane petrol) If's a different scale though. -- The DervMan

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