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Frank J. Bauer (818)295-4108
dassault systemes of America email:email@example.com
Subject: "octane myth"
i'll add one more bit of real world / blind test / seat-of-the-pants
anecdotal experience here. i was driving my friend to the airport
recently. we exited the freeway and i stomped the go pedal to blend
with traffic. since the reponse was noticeably unimpressive, i glanced at
fuel gauge to determine if i was sputtering from low fuel/heavy braking
syndrome (i remembered it was getting close to empty.) i was surprised to
see the needle pointing to full. then i remembered i had lent him the car
earlier for a quick run to the store. the conversation went something like:
me: "didja fill the tank while you had it out?"
friend: "yeah, don't worry about - i wanted to repay you for putting me up
while i was here"
me: "what kinda fuel did you use?"
friend: "they didn't have premium so i filled it with 87."
me: "i can tell"
mileage and performance were noticeably and measurably shitty until i refilled.
if you don't notice the difference in your 5KT(q), trade it in for a 5K because
you aren't using your T very hard! =8)