How to Use Isopropyl Alcohol to Increase Octane?

Answer Isopropyl alcohol, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol, is used in vehicles to increase octane or "boost" octane. It is a home method meant to save the vehicle owner money while increasing the vehic... Read More »

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How to Boost Octane With Alcohol?

Gas stations sell fuel with different octane ratings. The octane number is a measure of the degree to which a fuel burns in a controlled manner rather than exploding in an uncontrolled manner. The ... Read More »

Do mothballs in fuel tanks increase octane?

Mothballs can increase fuel octane. Mothballs that contain naphthalene (generally older moth balls) will increase fuel octane, but also leave the possibility of harmful buildup that can cause engin... Read More »

Is rubbing alcohol the same as isopropyl alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol is the same form of alcohol as isopropyl alcohol, synthetically produced and diluted with 30 percent water. Isopropyl alcoholic is a form of denatured alcohol, different than that u... Read More »

Where does isopropyl alcohol come from?

Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is made by chemically adding water to propylene through the process of hydration (distillation), according to the J Rank Science & Philosophy website. Propylene ... Read More »