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Can I add Xylol (Xylene) to boost octane?

“It’s interesting how vehement opinions are regarding actually doing this.”

[burst through door]
Nobody expects the Car Talk Inquisition!

There are a few around here that are ready and waiting to shoot down anything resembling a novel idea.

If I had to get maximum horsepower from my engine and it only needed to last 500 miles before being totally rebuilt I’d be far more willing to use the things racers use.

My point is that racing engines’ needs are totally and completely different from the needs of daily drivers. Too many folks think that if racers do something it must be okay for their daily drivers without understanding the difference.

Interesting thought experiment, however.