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mothballs in gas for higher octane?

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  1. Blown 61
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    anyone done this?
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    "search" is your friend
  3. shinysideup
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    Dunno, what does your brain tell you?
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    I do it, but only after I cut some screen from my back window and put in under the middle carb.....much better fuel economy and super good power. Give it a try.

    ps Don`t try sugar in your fuel tank....not nearly as good results!
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    well if you can get a knife in there to cut them off, be my guest and put them in your tank.....
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    It's an old wives tail and a myth. Adding
    mothballs would severely lower your octane,
    not raise it. They're made from naphthalene
    which actually has very close to a zero octane
    rating.. But don't take my word for it....try it
    and see for yourself!:eek:
    Mart3406
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    :DP.S. Besides, even if it did work- which
    it doesn't - do you have any idea how
    hard it would be and how many moths
    you'd have to kill, to collect collect even
    a single pound of 'mothballs'??!!!:eek::D:D
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    I don't know about moth balls increasing octane, but it sure keeps moths from eating holes in felt gaskets.
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    No moths were injured in the effort to raise the octane level of the featured gasoline product.
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    who would that be? people for eating testicles of animals? did you want them instead?
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    Pot makes you drive slower and save gas........................Just dont inhale the mothballs
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    It's ok, I'm a charter member of P.E.T.A
    - "People Eating Tasty Animals"!!! :D

    Mart3406
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    Boy..thats good to know...now tell me if Horse Power is still o.k.?? :eek:
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    Moth Balls? How do You get their tiny legs apart? You pervie!
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    Nooo, '1950Coronet'!!! You're thinking of
    P.E.A.T. ("People Eating Animal Testicals")
    :)eek:) and I can assure you that, 'prairie oysters'
    notwithstanding, the good people of P.E.T.A.
    ("People Eating Tasty Animals") are totally
    and unequivocally opposed to that!!!! :D

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    P.S. Why do I have this feeling that this
    thread is about to get shut down???
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    It was just MY version of a lame joke, just like everyone else, O.K. Did you really think I was serious?
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    Yes, do it, this totally works.



    The refineries have yet to find this out.
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    You Sir, are correct!
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    Only one guy actually gave a serious answer.... tsk tsk tsk.... but I like that for some strange reason.
  21. If it's more octane you want,get racing gas or av-gas.Leave the moths alone.
    I never tried it ,but did pour a litre of alcohol in with gas,,inconclusive
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    I believe they have a cotton like material to hold their form. Better have a good filter.
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    but adding a couple ounces of acetone will raise your gas mileage by up to 20%. Put in one of those swirl inducing intake gizmos, a few magnets and an ionizer on the fuel line, and you will need to stop at the gas station to pump gas back into thier tanks.


    And this story is so old that like the gasolie we use, the formulatio of moth balls has changed, not napthalene any more.

    Why do you need more octane???
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    I remember being told about using kerosene and mothballs in cars, during gas rationing days (WW2). What was that all about?:confused:
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    Actually I believe Mobil used this technique back in the early thirties to raise the octane of the often poor quality fuels. Further to that , the very name Mo-Bil is a loose translation of MothBall. And yes, I am FU##king with you! Bahaaaaaaa!
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    I also thought this woulda been shut down bye now,I'm glad to see that it's not though. Come'on moth balls,P.E.T.A,sugar in the gas tank? This is hilarious,especially at 3:00am. Keep this madness up.Please lol
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    Let's see....mothballs, swirl gadget under the carb, magnets in the fuel line, additives in the gas tank...pretty soon, by driving, I'll be PRODUCING gasoline, instead of using it!
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    In the days of the Model T, mechanics used this trick get rid of built up carbon inside the motor. The mothballs would cause severe detonation,which would literally knock the carbon off the valves and pistons.
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    and don't handle them with bare hands, don't let them come in contact with skin, they are HIGHLY POISONOUS.
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    In the early 60s the BS story was to put some in an enemies gas tank. It was supposed to make the car run like a striped ass ape until the valves burned. The idea was to do it on a full tank so that after the heads were rebuilt, the moth balls were still in the tank and they would burn the new valves too.

    It was such fun to be young and gullible. Alas I grew up and realized that not everyone in the world tells the truth.:D

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