Posts Tagged ‘ fuel ’

December 29th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is European Gasoline Like Cheating?

Dear ATVC: Would putting European gasoline, which is higher octane at the pump than American gas, into my ATV give me any sort of performance advantage? The short answer is no and no. Why two no’s? Because first off we say it time and time again: Octane rating is not a measurement of performance. It []

November 3rd, 2014

Ask The Editors: Unraveling the Mystery in Marvel Mystery Oil

Dear ATVC: Ever use Marvels Mystery Oil as a gas additive? What does it do? How does it work? NGiff Marvel Mystery Oil has been around since the mid 1920s and has been marketed and sold as both a fuel and oil additive designed to increase engine performance (by creating a tighter piston ring seal []

May 12th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Does My ATV Need High Octane Gas?

Dear ATVC: Is it better to run a higher octane gas and why? Could you also use an octane boaster? Why is it that when you get a lot of work done to an engine that you have to run race gas with a higher octane? keepitpinned We get this question a lot and it’s []

January 20th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is There Bacteria in my Gasoline?

Dear ATVC: I’ve heard that there’s fungus and bacteria that live in gasoline that can destroy your fuel system if an ATV is left in storage too long. I don’t understand what could possibly live in gasoline. Is there any truth to this? After digging around and making multiple phone calls we have (much to []

November 13th, 2012

E15 Ethanol-Gas And Why You Should Care

The California Air Resources Board has told the American Motorcyclist Association that even if it approves the sale of the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend in California, the blend wouldn’t appear in the market for several years. If you’re wondering why this is important- consider this: Ethanol has been steadily being incorporated into the gasoline we []