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Old 03-14-2018, 09:41 AM
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I think that is a way to waste your money. Better quality gas is your way.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:48 AM
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Octane boosters

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:55 PM
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This also reminds me of a question:

Does a stock RX-8 advance timing for 94 versus 91 fuel? Or just stick with 91?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:16 PM
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I don't think there's a sensor to detect that so the only way it would know is via the knock sensor.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NotAPreppie View Post
I don't think there's a sensor to detect that so the only way it would know is via the knock sensor.
I know in some cars, the car would advance the timing until it detects a knock, and then it sticks to the timing before the knock happened.

I may have access to a dyno in the summer... Might be interesting to see if there is any difference between Shell V-Power 91 and Chevron 94(which is the only gas station that sells 94 in BC, Canada) on a mostly stock 8.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by UnknownJinX View Post
I know in some cars, the car would advance the timing until it detects a knock, and then it sticks to the timing before the knock happened.

I may have access to a dyno in the summer... Might be interesting to see if there is any difference between Shell V-Power 91 and Chevron 94(which is the only gas station that sells 94 in BC, Canada) on a mostly stock 8.
I've been tracking my fuelups for a couple of years. Comparing Gas+ (91) and Husky (94) in AB, 91 octane gives me 1.5% better mileage on average. Even if I consider summer and winter gas, the difference is just as negligible.

It'll be interesting to see dyno results, if there's any difference at all.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:40 AM
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In one of the tuning threads, there was a discussion about the effectiveness of the knock sensor in RX-8s. You should use the google site:rx8club.com search to find it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:00 AM
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Just bought a 40th Anniversary 45000 miles $5000



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Love the 40th AE! Congratulations.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:36 AM
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I have been lurking and learning for quite some time. I did quite a bit more lurking, learning and searching when I bought Smoky:


Smoky the day I bought it with a blown motor.

It is my first rotary, and it came with a spare box of motor with intake and other stuff, I put it all together, on the cheap, and then after back to back Seafoam processes:


Seafoam process on junkyard motor!

I took it to the dealer to get the recalls caught up, both air bags, lower A arms and fuel pump. Mind you the motor in it is a temp, its an auto motor but the car is a 6 spd. It still needs some work, today I am going to tackle the heater control and resolder that. But I figured I needed to post at least an intro somewhere on the forum. I'll post more as I rebuild the blown motor this winter, it munched a bearing. Tear down should be interesting.....

I mostly hang out on GRM and the build thread there is Smoky the Magnificent, A Tale of Magic Spinning Doritos if you are curious

Many thanks for all the great information on this site that has allowed me to get this far with Smoky!
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Well I sold the 40th Anniversary made a couple of grand and bought a 2010 Luxury for $7500USD with 35000 miles
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Just picked up the S2 from transport depot
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Not sure on wheel colour though

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