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Claude Leglise
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Post by Claude Leglise » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:33 am

Union 76 in Redwood City sells 100 octane at the pump.

It is on Woodside Road, about 5 blocks west of El Camino. I paid $5.29 a gallon on 2/16.

Would love to know of other similar pumps in the Bay Area.

Claude

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Post by PAUL LARSON » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:48 pm

Hi Claude,
There is a station in south san francisco that sells
racing gas. You have to bring a bottle to fill it up.
It is on Linden and it is south of the main drag.
I will try to get the address for you and see if they
still sell the good stuff. I think I will visit this 76
station to check it out.
Paul

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Post by PAUL LARSON » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:32 pm

Hi Claude,
I just bought about a half a tank of gas at
the 76 station. I felt like a kid who just loaded
up the pinball machines with quarters and any chance
I got, I would let the car rip. Thank you for the tip.

I ran racing gas in my lay-down enduro kart. The
gas would not make you go any faster. The gas
would burn cleaner. If I ran a one hour race on high
test gas, the top of the piston would be black. After
running one hour with racing gas, the top of the piston
was like new. The motors were two cycles so they tend
to run smokier.

I recommend that if you run racing gas, then try to acelerate
as fast as you can to burn out the old carbon.

See you this weekend.
Paul

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Post by Claude Leglise » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:38 am

Actually on a modern motor we should get more horsepower. The reason is that the electronic ignition system delays the spark when it senses pinging which is caused by low octane gas. Normally all we get in California is 91 octane with a variable collection of additives (MTBE, ethanol and others) which make things even worse. So my understanding is that under normal conditions, modern engines deliver less than their nominal horsepower as they accommodate low quality gas. If we put good gas in the tank, we should get back to the advertised power.

Claude

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Post by David Leong » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:38 am

this one is rumored too: Union 76 at 3010 Almaden Expwy near Foxworthy
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Post by PAUL LARSON » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:27 am

Hi Claude,

Here is the address and phone number of the station
in South San Francisco. I tried calling but there not there
yet. I remember that they had the 105 octane racing
gas.

South Linden Olympian
Address: 35 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 952-2027

Paul

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Post by Ken Jones » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:04 am

Here is a link to Sunoco race gas locations in California. The two mentioned in this thread are on this list.

kj

http://www.sunocoinc.com/Site/Consumer/ ... fornia.htm

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Post by Tom Weber » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:30 am

You can also get various flavors of race gas at ERC fuels in San Leandro. It must be dispensed into a container (you can get 30 gallon drums from them). Their best unleaded is called RUL (reasearch unleaded) and has an otane rating of 104.5 using the (R+M)/2 method - the one pump gas uses.
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