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Have any of you guys used octane boosting pellets? I was told about these pellets about 3 years ago buy a mechanic who works on a lot of tuned machines in the west, he swears by them. Another friend who is a member of a certain club for german cars reckons they all use them! Sounds like a reasonably affordabe way for those who have an FD with the standard ECU and no access to the decent go-go juice they have in Japan?? Maybe we could organise a group buy?

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Im currently using a fuel cat which i got in the uk.Its basically a tube which contains these pellets and goes directly onto your fuel line.Ive never had an issue with detonation,which scoobies are very prone to,but then again it could be like a placebo......I just think its doing what it says it is!! Although I know a guy running a mental cossie with one of these also and never a bother..............

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Ive have never seen any evidence that these work, would like to see a car go on rollers without them in and then re run with them. The race fuel companies that we deal with have never used anything like it nor and have always laughed at them, but Id be interested to know. Placebo me thinks.

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Ive have never seen any evidence that these work' date=' would like to see a car go on rollers without them in and then re run with them.[/quote'] Ditto, waste of money I would think - if these products were proven sure we'd all be using them dontcha think? :? CJ

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I know there's a hell of alot of stupid gimmicks out there but I've talked to lads involved in the rallying and they swore by them. You'd assume that they know something about their cars. Id be intrested in finding out if these things actually work? Edit: After a bit of reading up on them im not so sure that they're not just a gimmick

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I know there's a hell of alot of stupid gimmicks out there but I've talked to lads involved in the rallying and they swore by them. You'd assume that they know something about their cars. Id be intrested in finding out if these things actually work?
i know a load of lads that use them in there cars are they say the are great. so i wold say they work.

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They are most commonly referred to as fuel catalyst pellets and broquet pellets
Lads throw moth balls in the tank to increase the octane rating of petrol (yes, really), apparently the naphtalene in the moth balls knocks the octane rating up a few points. Again, its not proven and it cant be good for the fuel filter. Show me scientific research and I might change my mind. CJ

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Talk about a blast from the past and resurrecting an old thread! I attended a classic show recently. Spotted said pellets. Now the lad selling them reckoned it should use about 4 pellets(being a 1.3), so I bought 8. Got home and chucked them in the tank. After a few days driving & constantly taking note of how she performed regarding ease of starting, idle, throttle response etc Guess what - improvements in all areas. Plus, knock levels are MUCH lower. No bull - Fact. Thats enough proof for me, I'm happy. The car seems to tick over more sweetly now also, Happy days. BTW, 787B was me all those years ago. I got locked out of the account for some reason. R26B is actually my third account on here :) Anywho, I'm so happy with them that I'll buy more for the other cars. More good news is they will apparently last the life of the car, so its a once off purchase. So, anyone interested in a GB? 1.R26B

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Hi Ian (R26B), Interesting, I've read up on this since your post yesterday. Did you just drop the pellets down into the tank or attached them to a bracket and pop them in? If they can be just popped down freely into the tank then I'm interested. :drool:

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Personally I don't hold much faith with these sort of boosters. I just do not see how a few pellets dropped into your tank can increase the octane rating of your fuel and last a long time. I can see how they could boost the octane for a short period but not last more than a few tanks of fuel. I would much rather a good map for the type of fuel you are going to be using and if your running big boost or just want added safety then run water/meth injection. Both of those have a long tried and tested history and are proven to work well. Yes they are more expensive but they are proven will give you no doubts.

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Hi Ian (R26B), Interesting, I've read up on this since your post yesterday. Did you just drop the pellets down into the tank or attached them to a bracket and pop them in? If they can be just popped down freely into the tank then I'm interested. :drool:
Yep Chazz, they are supplied in a plastic mesh/netting and just dropped into the tank. Simples. Bernie, I agree, map for the right fuel and there is the added safety of water/meth. But I am happy just adding these as an extra safety measure, not relying on them. I spoke with a local performance specialist, he can't praise them enough and uses them in all his cars - German - uhhh - I know! :) But some nice ones all the same - 911 GT2, M3CSL etc. One such car, a 730bhp RS6, was mapped by MTM at their place. They said the car was performing as it would on 103 octane fuel! That was him using 98 octane fuel and with pellets. The bit I'd like to have experienced was the test affterward. They went to the Nordschleife for a while :) I'd like to point out that I have no connection with anyone involved with the manufacturing or sale of these pellets, just passing on my experience with them.

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