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10-22-2012, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by e46330ivs View Post
sorry you may be right Im going by training done a few years ago that showed Canada/US were one of the worst countries for sulphur in fuel, and I always thought better octane meant better resistance to detonation which meant an engine that as the ability to advance its timing would benefit, and most engine now have that ability. I could be wrong and if I am please explain.
This is the most recent publication I could find on the subject. Canada ranked 45th in the world in sulpher content, Australia just behind at 49. Europe in the lead of course.

May have changed since then so I am open to being wrong on this, but I don't think it's a night-and-day comparison in terms of fuel quality. I would however just like to try a 98 Octane in my Lexus for a tank for fun.

http://www.acfa.org.sg/pdf/ACFANewsVol7No5.pdf

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