The Truth About Cars » octane ratings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Automakers Consider Octane Increase For Better Fuel Economy, Emissions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/automakers-consider-octane-ratings-increase-better-fuel-economy-emissions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/automakers-consider-octane-ratings-increase-better-fuel-economy-emissions/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1055201 Automakers are looking to boost octane in the gasoline consumers use as a possible new tool to cheaply and easily meet ever-tightening standards. At the 2015 SAE World Congress in Detroit last week, panelists representing Ford, General Motors, Chevron, and Renewable Fuels Association discussed the idea of┬áraising the octane rating of regular gasoline from 87 […]

The post Automakers Consider Octane Increase For Better Fuel Economy, Emissions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Automakers are looking to boost octane in the gasoline consumers use as a possible new tool to cheaply and easily meet ever-tightening standards. At the 2015 SAE World Congress in Detroit last week, panelists representing Ford, General Motors, Chevron, and Renewable Fuels Association discussed the idea of┬áraising the octane rating of regular gasoline from 87 […]

The post Automakers Consider Octane Increase For Better Fuel Economy, Emissions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/automakers-consider-octane-ratings-increase-better-fuel-economy-emissions/feed/ 122
European-Style Octane Could Boost Efficiency, Power In US Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/european-style-octane-could-boost-efficiency-power-in-us-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/european-style-octane-could-boost-efficiency-power-in-us-engines/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:45:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=793257 Should United States gasoline octane standards be updated to match those in Europe, fuel efficiency could see a significant improvement, along with increases in engine power. Ward’s Auto reports the Detroit Three powertrain bosses laid-out their case for increasing octane ratings before attendees at this year’s SAE World Congress. In short, by matching ratings with […]

The post European-Style Octane Could Boost Efficiency, Power In US Engines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Should United States gasoline octane standards be updated to match those in Europe, fuel efficiency could see a significant improvement, along with increases in engine power. Ward’s Auto reports the Detroit Three powertrain bosses laid-out their case for increasing octane ratings before attendees at this year’s SAE World Congress. In short, by matching ratings with […]

The post European-Style Octane Could Boost Efficiency, Power In US Engines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/european-style-octane-could-boost-efficiency-power-in-us-engines/feed/ 83
Piston Slap: When RON met PON…Mon!!! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/piston-slap-when-ron-met-pon-mon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/piston-slap-when-ron-met-pon-mon/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478898 Brian writes: Hola! First off, love the site, long time listener, first time caller. I recently had the amazing opportunity to act as chauffeur for my good Chilean friend Diego’s road trip through Patagonia. He had access to a little four banger 1998 Daihatsu Feroza (Rocky in the US) but did not know how to […]

The post Piston Slap: When RON met PON…Mon!!! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Brian writes: Hola! First off, love the site, long time listener, first time caller. I recently had the amazing opportunity to act as chauffeur for my good Chilean friend Diego’s road trip through Patagonia. He had access to a little four banger 1998 Daihatsu Feroza (Rocky in the US) but did not know how to […]

The post Piston Slap: When RON met PON…Mon!!! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/piston-slap-when-ron-met-pon-mon/feed/ 8