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Old 10-11-2004, 04:58 PM
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Does anybody run Turbo Blue Racing Fuel in their bikes instead of regular gasoline? Is there any major difference between the two? Is it worth using? DOes it smell different than regular gasoline? Thanks for the input.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:25 PM
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what is turbo blue, i run ultimate four or 93 octane ?? sorry no help
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:33 PM
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I use Turbo Blue in my YZ 250 and I love it. It smells sweet, and I gained better throttle response with it. I burn it straight, don't cut with pump and mix it 40:1 with Mobil MX2T. Works great for me. I went through a 55 gal drum this summer.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: turbo blue racing fuel

Shocknut, i heard it smells pretty good. I run 40:1 in my rm 250 now and it runs pretty good with the jetting but i guess ill try some of this Turbo Blue Fuel. About how much does Turbo Blue cost per gallon, and how much for a 55 gallon drum?...and damn sounds like u had a good time this summer with your bike goin through 55 gal. lol...Anyone else?
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:42 PM
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I use Turbo Blue in my YZ 250 and I love it. It smells sweet, and I gained better throttle response with it. I burn it straight, don't cut with pump and mix it 40:1 with Mobil MX2T. Works great for me. I went through a 55 gal drum this summer.
What is it about turbo blue that makes it better than pump fuel (unless you are running higher than stock compression)?

How much is it per gallon?
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:12 AM
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I never heard of turbo blue but here in CA we have VP fuels. I mix it 50/50 with pump fuel and it makes a big difference. Straight make it even faster. But for $40 for 5 gals I try to make it last alittle bit longer with a little less performace. Well worth the money.
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: turbo blue racing fuel

why is it better to have a higher compression in order to use racing fuel?
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:35 PM
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why is it better to have a higher compression in order to use racing fuel?
Generally speaking (unless there is something I am not aware of for turbo blue), there is no need for, nor performance gain from racing fuel if your compression is not high enough to use it.

When compression gets bumped up to a certain limit, higher octane is necessary to keep the motor from detonation (fuel starts burning before piston gets to top dead center).

If the fuel starts to burn too soon, you will get pinging, and can suffer motor damage. For these motors (high compression), higher octane racing fuel is warranted.
If stock compression, there is no benefit (that I am aware of anyway) to having a higher octane, because the fuel will not ignite before it is suppose to. Most stock motors are set up with compression ratios to be able to run pump fuel.

Like I said, I am unfamiliar with turbo blue though, so unless there is some benefit that I am unaware of, it would seem like a waste of money to run it since race gas costs so much more that pump gas.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:30 PM
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sounds logical. thanks for the info dude
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:42 PM
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I guess it's rather obvious that my YZ isn't stock. But, my bike pinged on pump gas when it was stock too. You don't know the quality of gas you buy from a pump, it's pretty much a gamble. I used to say that I'd never pay for race gas but this Turbo Blue only cost me $3.48/gal this year. I beleive a drum cost right around $200, but you also need a drum pump for it too. That drum of gas costs less then my triple clamp did and I got way more out of it.

If I'm not mistaken Turbo Blue is made by Sunoco. Right now I'm looking into some Sunoco oxygenated race gas....even more power avialable with oxygenated gas but you DO have to work on the jetting more. I don't know enough about race gas properties to try and claim I'm an expert....I'm just a happy user.

Just to make something clear here, I started out using Turbo Blue in a completely stock motor (no head mods or porting) and I can honestly say there was enough improvement there to keep me buying it. My bike just runs so much better with race gas, plus it smells nice.
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:46 PM
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Where do you buy Turbo Blue....or VP??
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the info and clarification Shocknut.
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