IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

Octane Booster?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

Mr. Detail
Posts: 376
Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 11:21 am
Year and Model: 2002 V70 N/A
Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 2 times
United States of America
Mr. Detail

Octane Booster?

Post by Mr. Detail » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:06 am

With the exponential increase in the price of a gallon of gas from your bare bones 87 octane up to 93, I seem to remember reading somewhere to do not add a can of octane type booster to the tank. Do you guys agree with this or is there a product out there that is actually beneficial to the tank of gas?

User avatar
Rattnalle
Posts: 1673
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:10 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Sweden
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Sweden
Rattnalle

Re: Octane Booster?

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:20 am

You'd need to add a lot to make a difference. US91 is the same quality as regular European fuel the Volvos are designed for.

Discussions in other threads here have also suggested fuel quality might be worse for low octane fuels making them a poor choice in more ways.

Still. Fuel is practically free in the US anyway..

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 21522
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 1035 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: Octane Booster?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:47 am

Rattnalle wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:20 am
You'd need to add a lot to make a difference. US91 is the same quality as regular European fuel the Volvos are designed for.

Discussions in other threads here have also suggested fuel quality might be worse for low octane fuels making them a poor choice in more ways.

Still. Fuel is practically free in the US anyway..
Yeah. but they used to pay us to use it.

Lousy Democrats!

You can often get a boost by filling your tank at 1/2 full of 87 and 93, alternating , and paying less than the mid grade price to boot.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post