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First I want to hand out the Jeers award: This JEERS goes to whoever is responsible for Kroger's gasoline business. I've known for a long time that their gas is low-quality and should only be used when in a pinch or otherwise unable to get some of the good stuff a little farther down the road. But I'm nothing if not frugal, and every once in a while we will amass enough fuel points from Kroger groceries that the discount per gallon on a Kroger fill-up is just too good to pass up.

Yesterday was one of those days.

I needed gas in the worst way and I was in a parking lot with a Kroger gas station, not to mention I had enough points to basically save almost $5 on a fill-up. So against my better judgement, I did it...I did, lord help me, I DID IT, OKAY!?!?!

Well, as it turns out, they sold me quite possibly the worst excuse for a premium grade gasoline I have seen in...well, for as far back as I have been datalogging (so 5-6 years?), because I purchased the 93 octane stuff, ostensibly 'Premium' grade, and even downgraded my car's tune to the 91 octane level (their 93 will never support a 93 octane tune, I've learned that lesson several times over!). That should have been good enough, right? Right???

WRONG!!

In fact, before I went to bed last night, I would have to downgrade my car's tune even further (89 octane) AND go buy a bottle of octane booster to make all the red in my datalogs stop:



That datalog was recorded just after fill-up and while driving home on the interstate (I had lots of opportunities to go WOT to test the gasoline's octane rating out). I have it zoomed out so far to show the entire thing, but at that level you really can't tell the severity of each of those little red events, but believe me, they are horrific when you look at them up close.

I went WOT 6 times in that log, and during 5 of them I got either STKR, LTKR, or BOTH!! LTKR?!?! I haven't seen that in so long I thought it was like smallpox or something - just a memory from the past, only to be whispered about and definitely feared, but never actually worried about seeing it in person.

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Which brings me to the Cheers award I want to hand out: A most heart-felt CHEERS goes to Turbo 108 Octane Booster (by Blue Magic?).



I had never used that brand before last night, and truth be told, I would not have tried it if any of my other favorite octane boosters had been available. But as fate would have it, the pickings were pretty slim at that particular store, and the only choice I had was between the Turbo 108 and that crap in the red jug, 104+ Octane Boost. I wasn't thrilled about it, but I knew I only had one choice out of that batch of sorry looking products....

But I ate crow on that hunch, and I'll gladly admit it!

My datalogs went from looking like they belonged in a bad slasher flick from the '70s to being as clean and tidy as an episode of Saved By the Bell:



And lest anyone think I'm fooling myself that this stuff worked and that the real cure was the de-tune back to 89, take a gander at this datalog recorded today immediately after reloading the 91 tune from yesterday (same one that bled all over, yes):



There is one STKR spike of 3 degrees at 6044 RPM in that datalog. That is a far cry from the multiple 4-5 degree STKR and 3-5 LTKR spikes datalog the very same tune and gasoline produced 18 hours earlier! The only difference between the two is the Turbo 108...so don't hesitate...go getcha a bottle...or eight!!

Nuke, OUT!!



P.S. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: STAY AWAY FROM KROGER GASOLINE!!!
 

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Sorry, what?

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Your reply leaves me in a strange place, emotionally speaking. I envision the actions that immediately preceding its creation as playing out in two different ways:


1) You noticed the reference to SBB in my post and did a search around the interwebs to find a good pic of Kelly to attach to your reply,

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2) You saw the reference to SBB in my post and immediately navigated to the '..\Kelly\wallpapers' folder on your NAS (which is encrypted, of course), and selected the pic you use as the background for the alternate, hidden account you maintain in all your VirtualBox Linux installs, and attached it to the reply. (You know the hidden account I'm talking about - it's not listed on the available logins screen so you have to manually type in the username to get into the account, which BTW is devoid of any root or superuser privileges just in case it gets compromised by malware you know is lurking in some of the websites you use that account to frequent).

I won't ask you to tell me which one of those is true, but if it is the second one, I would suggest that you consider getting some help...professional, licensed, 'stationary has a Ph. D. somewhere on it' type help... :SM030: :freak5: :8: :eek3:

...otherwise you could end up like ME!! :notallthere: A-HAHAHA!!!!
 

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My knowledge of SBB is hot girl pictured. Less hot girl did nude in a film, and guy did porn, lol. You say SBB, I picture girl in picture ;)

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The Nuke is going off again, take cover!



We need to sacrifice a Prius fed with 108 octane boost to appease him.
 

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My knowledge of SBB is hot girl pictured. Less hot girl did nude in a film, and guy did porn, lol. You say SBB, I picture girl in picture ;)

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You say guy did porn film, i wonder what the hell you are talking about. Then, like i had been shot with a diamond, it hit me - DIRTY SANCHEZ!!!

Thanks a lot for that mental image, i had almost managed. I had almost managed to repress it.:eek2:
 

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You lost me, lol. Nerdy guy from show I think, only know of him because of TMZ.

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The Nuke is going off again, take cover!



We need to sacrifice a Prius fed with 108 octane boost to appease him.
It will take more than a Prius to make up for al the LTKR I saw...If John Q Kroger himself brings me 3 Prius's, 2 Leafs, and a Volt, then and only then would I consider the matter resolved.
 

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You lost me, lol. Nerdy guy from show I think, only know of him because of TMZ.

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Yep, that's the one...sounds like you haven't actually seen the cinematic abortion in question...take my advice: GO FIND IT AND WATCH IT NOW!!

But fair warning: You won't be the same afterward...ever.
 

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I'll skip it, thanks...

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