Your post is absolutely correct. If your car/bike is not designed to run premium then buying it is a waste of money.
For octane boosts it works like a sliding scale. So if you buy 87 octane, 104+© will boost your octane more than if you used it in 93 octane fuel. In reality, if you use an octane boost in 93 you're really not going to see much of an increase in octane rating. You will, however, still be using a very effective complete fuel system cleaner with 104+© Octane Boost.
104+© Octane Boost is a boost you would use when you're out on the road, need to fill up the bike/car and are unsure of the quality of fuel you are buying. There are many areas across the country where 87 octane is all you can buy.
Originally Posted by TLC
Isn't " Treating ethanol related issues" and "Keep gas fresh " almost the same thing?
There are many issues that ethanol can cause. One of which is certainly shelf life. Today's ethanol blended gas can begin to break down in as little as 30-45 days.
Another issue is rust & corrosion throughout the fuel system. You want to use a high quality ethanol treatment that has water removing capabilities in addition to rust & corrosion inhibitors.
Originally Posted by Scootergptx
I use it mainly for cleaning purposes. The bike I also like something that helps with condensation in the tank. Smaller tank, so that can be a problem. Especially since it sits outside in the elements.
I got elements inside the house too, but our table isn't periodic.
The best thing you can do to help prevent condensation in the tank is to keep it as full as possible. We (along with many others across several industries) recommend equipment be stored about 95% full, add a high quality fuel stabilizer, then run the equipment for about 5-10 minutes. This ensures there is as little room as possible for condensation to cause rust and corrosion. Additionally, the fuel stabilizer will keep that fuel from breaking down for a period of time.
STA-BIL© 360° Protection adds another element to treating fuel for storage. Even when you try and fill the tank as full as possible, there will be some space left where the tank or other components of the fuel system are exposed. STA-BIL© 360° Protection emits a vapor that coats metal parts of the fuel system to help prevent rust & corrosion both above and below the fuel line - where no other additive can. This product is also guaranteed to keep fuel fresh (E0 - E85) for 12 months.
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