Octane boost

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Sometimes marine engines require higher-octane gasoline than what is typically available at marinas and gas stations.

Specially formulated for high-performance marine engines, new Octane Boost from ValvTect Petroleum Products increases the octane number by two numbers, or 20 points, according to the manufacturer.

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Octane Boost is an EPA-approved additive that contains MMT and can be used in all 2- and 4-cycle marine engines. It also contains a gasoline detergent, which the company says cleans up and prevents injector, intake-valve and fuel-system deposits to maximize power and performance. MSRP is $19.99 for 32 ounces. ValvTect Petroleum Products, Northbrook, Ill. Phone (800) 728-8258. www.valvtect.com

This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Sections of the June 2010 issuel