By Steven Tramoli
With BOOSTane about to land here in Australia, we wanted to fill you in with some information that can help you understand what Octane is and what makes BOOSTane so good.
1) WHAT IS OCTANE?
Octane is actually a form of isomer with many variations of branching carbon chains with regards to amounts and locations error. That doesn't seem right.
The term octane, as we know it, was made popular by fuel companies in the 60s. Since then it has become synonymous with describing the performance of what fuel can offer you.
What we are familiar with is in regards to a fuel ability to retard knock, or stop pre-ignition, inside of an engine. This due to the heat caused by the compression of gases within the cylinder. Basically, the octane rating of gasoline indicates how much the fuel in the air/fuel mixture can be compressed before it spontaneously combusts. Ideally we want that spontaneous combustion point to be right at TDC (Top Dead Center) or ATDC (point right After Top Dead Center) of the cylinder cycle, which is also where our spark plug would be igniting. This would be maximum efficiency.
So in theory we are trying to optimize your octane level to exactly what your engine is requiring. Now depending on your vehicle at its current compression you may or may not need high-octane fuels. Often enough vehicles are mapped or tuned in order to safely operate with whatever fuel can be found at a local gas station or marina. However, if you are interested in getting more horsepower, protecting your engine from some of the gaps created with ethanol and other alcohol additives, a reliable octane additive is what the doctor ordered!
2) HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BOOSTANE?
This question is a good opportunity for us to debunk a common misconception for using octane boosters such as BOOSTane. First of all, this only applies for octane additives that actually have the ability to raise a fuel octane level. There are a LOT out there that make claims, but very few that actually deliver, and more importantly deliver consistently. A That is why we send out every one of our batches to be third party tested so that you know exactly what you are getting, and every time it is the same.
However, what we want to clear up, is that you do not simply pour BOOSTane into your tank and expect your car to transform into a Top Fuel Dragster with huge horsepower gains. In order to see the gains in horsepower that we advertise, you need to have the capability to properly tune your engines lambda, boost, timing, and many other variables, together or separately, so that your engine will be able to take full advantage of the increased octane coursing through its veins. And we suggest that if you do not have the capability yourself, to visit one of our partners found on our website or a good tuner in your area with a dyno.
3) DO I NEED A DYNO SHOP?
Our recommendation is always, YES! If you want to safely and properly tune your vehicles Horsepower Factory to properly use BOOSTane and get the performance gains that it deserves a tuning shop with a chassis or engine dynamometer is what you need to properly dial that in. Contact Us to find your nearest DYNO Shop.
4) WILL BOOSTANE HELP MY ENGINE IF ITS NOT FORCED INDUCTION?
Yes. BOOSTane was originally designed to fill in gaps experienced in fuels with offset with alcohol additives such as ethanol. The subsequent increase in octane created by the formulated additives in BOOSTane protected our racing engines from the negative side effects of these alcohols.
Therefore, yes you will experience a small gain in horsepower, especially if you already have a very high compression engine and a flash ECU to be pushing your engine, but you will not see the gains that someone with a turbo or supercharger would experience, since they have the capability of varying the compression greatly.
But don't be discouraged if you are naturally aspirated. The protection that BOOSTane gives every engine allows you to ask more of it than ever before imagined.
If you want to ask specific about your vehicle call us directly and we will personally dig into it for you, just as long as we aren't racing against you!!
6) LONG TERM AFFECTS ON YOUR ENGINE?
There are no long term negative side effects of BOOSTane. Utilized as a level of protection against knock, BOOSTane can extend the life of your engine. The orange residue that is found on plugs and exhaust does not change effectiveness of the plugs or O2 sensors. But normal maintenance should be adhered to.
7) IF I JUST ADD BOOSTANE TO MY CAR WILL I GET MORE HP/KW?
All depends on your vehicle. The short answer is no. In order to take full advantage of the potential energy contained within BOOSTane, timing, boost, etc., need to be advanced and increased to raise the compression.
However, there are a few new car models such as BMW that have slightly adaptive tuning capabilities. That is, once BOOSTane is added, and the vehicle is driven around, the ECU will look to add timing when it senses that it is not close to knock. We have seen as much as +27hp and +15torq with a stock 3-series with a single turbo.
8) HOW IS BOOSTANE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OCTANE BOOSTERS?
Consistency, reliability, and performance. The BOOSTane team is comprised entirely of racers, engine builders, and engineers. We understood what was unreliable about the other boosters on the market, and made sure that BOOSTane answered those problems.
• Flexibility to raise pump fuel all the way to 116 octane.
• SEMA award winning.
• Made in USA.
• Flexibility to hit specific octane numbers.
• Wont run out of strength while on a shelf.
• Dedicated BOOSTane smartphone APP to help you calculate how much BOOSTane to add to your tank to get your desired result.
BOOSTane and its active anti-knocking agents were developed to remain suspended indefinitely in solution with our proprietary chelating carrier. No longer do you have to worry about the shelf life of your booster, and sedimentation settling to the bottom of the can or worse, your fuel tank, rendering it ineffective or clogging fuel filters and pumps.
Our proprietary carrier also allows us to have a higher concentration of our anti-knocking agents. This is where our superior performance is found as well.
Click this video for a side by side test of BOOSTane a leading competitor and why our product is superior.
9) WHY IS BOOSTANE THE MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT ON THE MARKET?
10) WHAT OCTANE CAN BOOSTANE GET ME?
You can also download the BOOSTane Calculator App on the Apple Store and let it do all of the calculations for you*.
Please NOTE: The BOOSTane Mixing Chart and Calculator App uses the imperial measurement system. So ensure to convert to the Metric System, if that is your unit of measurement.