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    Fuel

    Dont know where to ask this , but here it is , just picked up new barrel of Competition Mach 14 fuel , have been running c14 ,is this going to cause me tuning issues. Thanks Norm

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    Torco Is Slow and high in aromatics

    If you were using VP C-14 that has a motor octane of 114 and has a SG of .696.
    The torco junk you just bought has a motor rating of 110 and a SG of .727.
    These are not comparable fuels in any way really. You needed Mach 118 to come closer to the octane you had been running. Torco rates there fuel like passenger car fuel is rated, motor rating, plus research, divided by two to show the highest octane rating they can and are loaded with aromatic hydrocarbons. Race fuels use motor rating only to advertise there fuel octane ratings typically. If you needed the octane of the C-14 then you are screwed with the fuel you have now. The aromatics in the torco will blacken your plugs like you have never seen before. Good luck with the Torco, It will run rich and slow compared to C-14 that has NO AROMATICS. This is not an opinion, Look at the spec sheet's of both and you will see what I mean.
    Bruce

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    Most people run way more octane then needed what is your setup.
    The Torco is FAR from junk when used with the right setup ...
    David Lanning
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    Most people run way more octane then needed what is your setup.
    The Torco is FAR from junk when used with the right setup ...
    AMEN!!! I have plenty of new customers running it that got tired of paying the ridiculous price of VP. No problems, no complaints and keep coming back for more!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnp
    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    Most people run way more octane then needed what is your setup.
    The Torco is FAR from junk when used with the right setup ...
    AMEN!!! I have plenty of new customers running it that got tired of paying the ridiculous price of VP. No problems, no complaints and keep coming back for more!!!
    Isnt is freakin nuts what that VP cost .. I always wonder if there is a gold bar at the bottom of the drum haha :lol:

    VP alky vs the Cheap 99.8% pure stuff .. zero difference

    Good Luck this weekend Pink .. I am off to test for a few hrs tomorrow night and double race sat
    David Lanning
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    fuel

    Thanks for replys , am worried about this but i guess every one has opinions ,just have to put it to the test and find out if this works for my situation. NORM

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    X2, VP alcohol, $195.00 a drum local, cheap alcohol, $120.00 a drum 90 miles away, the only difference i know is the VP drums are lined, so if i gotta keep it over winter, i pump it into my spare VP drums.

    Zip.

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    VP

    VP=NHRA & SFI Which all = B S ! !
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