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Old 02-26-2019, 12:54 PM
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As near as I can determine the manufacturers take non detergent stock,charges to add the detergents then marks up the product for sale. They take that finished product (at the marked up price) charge to remove the additives and mark up that product again to the final wholesale price further mark ups get added as the product in sealed containers moves through the supply chain to the consumer.
Remember that a part of that markup is used to pay Ron's not insignificant salary
When non leaded gas first appeared it cost more than leaded gas the same logic must have applied to the production.
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When non leaded gas first appeared it cost more than leaded gas the same logic must have applied to the production.
Uhm....yeah.

Lead was added to boost the octane.

Not adding lead, meant something else had to be added to boost the octane
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:02 PM
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only true if the octane needed boosting.
An alternative would be engines that run on lower octane fuel?
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