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Re: Toluene vs. Toulene
They are probably the same just a misprint somewhere.
Toluene is a volatile additive that can boost various grades of gasoline 15
to 20 points. Usually used in drag racing only because it is corrosive to
fuel lines and is very hygrophilic (sp?) that is, it attracts water. When
uncapping a can it should be done in low humidity conditions and used PDQ.
Otherwise it loses it's effectiveness through water absorption from the
atmosphere and it vaporizes very quickly.
A few SCCA racers I know have tried this with less than spectacular results,
mainly because the Toluene vaporizes out of the fuel mixture before the end
of a race, leaving them with only whatever grade gas they started with.
If I remember correctly, SUNOCO has this information on their Racing Fuels