[Vwdiesel] Toluene anyone?

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed May 5 01:05:20 EDT 2004

  With the warmer weather and higher fuel prices my van seems to be 
pinging more (why does it seem the quality of gas seems to drop 
whenever the prices go up drastically?)  Anyway, I picked up some 
toluene and a cup and a half in 20+ gallons decreased pinging very 
noticeably and also seems to run smoother.  A dab in the moped 
cut out most of the 2 cycle putter as well as raised the idle.  
  This got me to wondering what it might do in diesel.  Not sure if 
it's a stabilizer for ignition or simply a knock suppressant.  With as 
much better as things run with it, I've started wondering if it's not more 
of a combustion stabilizer rather than simply an octane booster.  
  If that's the case, then it might do sort of like 2 cycle oil does for 
diesel.  Hagar, you have a test engine in your yard...  ;-)  I'd hate to 
add it to a tankful and THEN find out it runs crappy.  I'm wondering 
if it might at least, quiet down the knock.

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