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103 Octane Petrol


Blade Runner

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Came across a garage today that had a "special" pump to serve 103 Octane petrol *eek*.

 

What would be the long or even short term effects of running this in a standard spec "k" series or even a BEC? Would the ECU be able to deal with the change?

 

 

Trevor *cool*

 

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I was under the impression that ECUs have "anti-pink" detectors which will adjust accordingly. Putting a higher RON in will prevent this from kicking in (if it ever did on standard RON). Unless the engine "pinks" on 97 RON then 103 RON should have no effect apart from on your pocket. 103 RON must be for extreme engines or your average weasel driving around in a 1.1 Nova with a bad boy exhaust and K&N filter *smile*.

 

Is the true?

 

Dick


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was under the impression that ECUs have "anti-pink" detectors which will adjust accordingly

 

Not all engine installations have knock sensors - for instance the K series in a Caterham doesn't. Such engines won't be able to adjust to the higher octane rating without a remap.

 

Dave

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