Performance Fuels

Fuel Facts

Explore more about the fuels that power our automotive enthusiasm.

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Need Help Selecting a Fuel? Call the Experts.

07/18/2024

When picking race gasoline, is it just about the basics–like octane, lead content and amount of oxygen?

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Blending Fuels to Get the Right Mix

07/04/2024

Can you mix together different fuels to get what you need? In most cases, yes.

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Other Factors to Consider When Buying a Race Fuel

07/02/2024

How do you select the proper fuel for your application? This decision tree of sorts can also help narrow down the choices.

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Are You Using the Wrong Fuel?

06/27/2024

Gasoline is a rather complex substance. “You can’t take apart the fuel and see how it works,”

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The Perils of Running Rich

06/20/2024

Running an engine too rich doesn’t just waste money. According to Zachary J. Santner, senior specialist of quality at Sunoco, it might cause several major driveline problems as well.

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Was Yesterday’s Gasoline Better?

06/13/2024

Back in the day, pump fuel was just meaner. It had higher octane, the lead craved by the day’s engines, and a smell that meant business. Everything was better then, right?

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Are High-Octane Fuels More Stable?

06/11/2024

There’s another advantage of higher-octane fuels: They’re also more stable when it comes to storage.

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Is All Premium Gas the Same?

06/06/2024

Not all premium pump fuel is created equal. “Yes, it is,” you say, “the octane rating is right there on the pump.” Well, there’s more to fuel

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One Way to Wade into the World of Race Fuels

06/04/2024

When do you think about making the jump from a pump fuel to a race fuel?

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Buying and Storing Race Fuel

05/30/2024

Gas stations can be found on nearly every major intersection. Finding one that sells race fuel, though, can be a little tougher. Fortunately, it’s not like looking for the Lost City of Atlantis.

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Race Fuels - Narrowing Down the Choices

05/28/2024

Race gas comes in more than a single flavor. Your local track might just have one or two pumps, but there are many more varieties available–like, easily close to two dozen from just a single supplier.

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How to Stretch the Gas Budget

05/23/2024

A common question heard when discussing gasoline: How can I save money at the pump?

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How Fresh is That Race Fuel?

05/21/2024

A common question Sunoco Race Fuels receives: Is this fuel fresh?

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Where Does Gasoline Come From?

05/16/2024

Most of us know where babies come from, but what about gasoline?

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What Should You Know About Adding Additives?

05/14/2024

Why buy race gas when you can mix up your own high-octane fuel with an additive?

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Is Your Gas Station a Good One?

05/09/2024

Once you go beyond price, location and bathroom cleanliness, does where you fuel up really matter?

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Four Race Fuels to Consider

05/07/2024

So many race fuels, so many choices. How to further narrow down the field?

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Gas Station Basics that aren’t that Basic

04/26/2024

Gasoline seems so simple: You pull up, you pump, you leave. But you have questions, right?

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Which Fuel Should You Use?

04/26/2024

Which nozzle should you grab when filling up? When in doubt, read the manual. Assuming we’re talking about a stock, production street vehicle, the owner’s manual will explain which fuel to use.

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What Separates a Race Fuel from a Street Fuel?

04/26/2024

From the start, race fuels are typically cleaner and more consistent than pump fuels. The reasons why are due to economics and environment.

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