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      11-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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I have an 2008 e93 m3 conv and I pretty much ran out of gas over here in NY. I have just a little bit to get to the gas station 2 blocks away from me. The gas situation here in NY has been a bit crazy still, and they are only re-fueling the 87 gas.

I know the car states to only use 93, how bad would it be if I fill up on 87 for the time being, until this gas situation is mitigated?
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      11-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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If anything, I would get a bottle of octane booster right after you fill up and mix that in with the 87. I think if you just put the 87 in and ran it until 93 was available again, you should be perfectly fine.
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If anything, I would get a bottle of octane booster right after you fill up and mix that in with the 87. I think if you just put the 87 in and ran it until 93 was available again, you should be perfectly fine.
Thanks for the quick reply.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Sorry about your situation. We are all feeling for you guys out there.

Octane booster is a waste of $$. It increases octane by a few tenths of a point.

Just fill up with the 87 and don't floor it and certainly don't take it up to redline until you can get some 93.
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Just use 87 for now till you find 93. Don't beat on the car if you have a tune running 87.
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      11-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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Drive really conservative (prob should anyhow with the snow/ice), find some Octane Booster or maybe see if a shop has some Race Gas (blend so you're not running straight 87)
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Toluene is 114 octane, available at any hardware store. Might be a good stop-gap measure! Mix it with the 87 and you'll get to 93 quite easily.

However, I haven't researched it for our cars, so search a bit more to ensure it's safe. (Though it worked perfecty fine on my Stage 2.5 WRX STi)
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get nos octane booster from o reilleys and mix it. it works. only get the NOS brand tho
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