<VV> Engine KNOCK
corvairduval at cox.net
Mon Aug 20 22:57:54 EDT 2018
WWAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY down, like towards Kerosene or less..........
Unless it goes to syrup first then shellac.
Be careful "blending" this crap with the gas in a daily driver tank. I
once used too much of the foul stuff and stuck all the intake valves on
the left head of my Corvair work van. Had to dump carbs, empty tank, use
solvent on intake valve stems and a small (8 oz) hammer...... Aaaarrrgggg.
But burning it in a vehicle was the only legal way for me to dispose of
the stuff. Hauler of my paint waste wanted nothing to do with it.
On 8/20/2018 6:11 PM, Michael Kovacs via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Seems like I forgot to post the solution to the '69 beater knock (detonation) problem. After trying all else, cleaning cylinder fins, new spark plugs, wires, and oil cooler checking to solve the problem, I decided to try the thing I thought of first.
> I took 9 gallons of 2 year old gasoline (with Stabil ) out of the tank and put 9 gallons of 93 octane in. Problem solved. The engine always ran fine on 87-89??
> Guess the octane rating goes down when stored too long? Thanks for all the advice.
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