Do Fuel Octane Boosters Really Work?

Octane boosters (like our Diamond nano-lube fuel booster) can be beneficial when it comes to protecting high-powered engines.

However, it all comes down to the type of vehicle and engine you have to really know if a booster works for you. 

If you’re interested in learning more about fuel octane boosters and how the additives increase power and improve your vehicle and engine, keep reading! 

What Is A Fuel Octane Booster? 

To truly understand what a fuel octane booster does, you’ve got to know what it is and why we use it.

To put it simply, a fuel octane booster is a liquid additive that increases the octane rating in gasoline.  Octane is the term used in reference to gasoline quality and determining its effectiveness.  

The ingredients in the fuel additive typically include MMT (methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl), kerosene, alcohol, or aromatics like toluene, benzene, or xylene.  

Fuel octane boosters (each time it is added) permanently increase the octane count of gasoline in a vehicle compared to NOS (Nitrous Oxide), which gives a temporary boost. 

One of the primary purposes a person will use a fuel octane booster is to help with “knocking” or “pinging.” Knocking and pinging refer to when a car pre-ignites or detonates, causing a loud knocking sound.  Octane boosters eliminate the chance of this happening because the additive makes gasoline more stable.  

Advantages Of Fuel Octane Boosters

Along with the elimination of knocking and pinging when starting your vehicle, there are several other benefits of fuel octane boosters: 

  • Increases engine power
  • Reduces heat
  • Reduce emissions
  • Save on fuel 
  • Increases engine combustion temperature resulting in more engine power and more efficient fuel burning

Some claim that it adds horsepower, but in reality, octane increases the compression ratio in the engine.  A higher compression ratio means better horsepower.  Better horsepower means more EFFICIENT horsepower, not extra. But, more efficient horsepower does improve the performance of the vehicle.  

How To Use Fuel Octane Boosters

If you’re interested in using fuel octane boosters to help make your high-powered engine more efficient, here are some helpful tips. 

  • Only use it on high-powered engines or turbo-boosted cars.  Fuel octane boosters aren’t very effective on daily driver vehicles, so avoid putting them in your Toyota Corolla or Ford Fiesta. 
  • Add the booster to a nearly empty tank—the closer to empty, the better.  Purchase the additive and drive your vehicle until you reach an empty tank and are ready to fill up again (Don’t waste gas, it’s expensive).  When you go to fill up the car, add the booster first and then fill it all the way up with gasoline.  
  • If you’re going to be using your vehicle in the future for a high-performance, maximum power event, start adding the booster weeks before and continue using it so that it permeates the entire engine and you get maximum efficiency.  

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