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Gasoline additive



Gasoline additives increase gasoline's octane rating or act as corrosion inhibitors or lubricators, thus allowing the use of higher compression ratios for greater efficiency and power, however some carry heavy environmental risks. Types of additives include metal deactivators, corrosion inhibitors, oxygenates and antioxidants.

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Additives

  • Others
    • Nitromethane (increases engine power, "nitro")
    • Acetone (vaporization additive, mainly used with methanol racing fuel to improve vaporisation at start up)
    • Butyl rubber (as polyisobutylene succinimide, detergent to prevent fouling of diesel fuel injectors)
    • Ferox (catalyst additive that increases fuel economy, cleans engine, lowers emission of pollutants, prolongs engine life)
    • Ferrous picrate (improves combustion, increases mileage)
    • Silicones (anti-foaming agents for diesel, damage oxygen sensors in gasoline engines)

See also

External links


SFR Corporation - Manufacturer of gasoline and other fuel additives
Centron Fuel Additive

 
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