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Old 05-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Power has a smell. In my learning experiences with road tuning etc I have noticed that various AFR zones have different smells.

Stoich smells like dish soap.
Over 15.5 smells like soap too but as you go higher it starts to smell more like fuel
Less than 11:1 smells like gasoline
POWER or 11.5-12.5 smells sooty. Kind of like charcoal.

I LOVE the smell of power.

I know this is nothing new but has anyone else noticed the smell of power?
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e85 = best smell evar
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My scent of performance smells like burning oil with a hint of 93 octane vapor.
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110 octane is the bestest smell evar!
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Using scented fuel additives = anything you want it to be. I prefer blueberry...because it smells like ******* blueberry muffins and will make everyone around your car hungry. It's a good way to distract anyone behind you...esp. on the track. It's like they're behind you and then smell fresh baked muffins and start thinking about food instead of driving.
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e85 = best smell evar
And biodiesel smells like french fries!

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Using scented fuel additives = anything you want it to be. I prefer blueberry...because it smells like ******* blueberry muffins and will make everyone around your car hungry. It's a good way to distract anyone behind you...esp. on the track. It's like they're behind you and then smell fresh baked muffins and start thinking about food instead of driving.
I thought you were just full of **** until I googled "scented fuel additives".
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And biodiesel smells like french fries!

--Ian
eeeehhhh alcohol is better.

Another smell usually common in a high power miata is the smell of **** and puke
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Turbo cars make a particular smell, I think its all the plastic/rubber in the engine bay making smells because theyre getting retarded hot. Its probably the smell of crankcase ventilation as well.
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Erhhhh that's not the good smell. :(
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Using scented fuel additives = anything you want it to be. I prefer blueberry...because it smells like ******* blueberry muffins and will make everyone around your car hungry. It's a good way to distract anyone behind you...esp. on the track. It's like they're behind you and then smell fresh baked muffins and start thinking about food instead of driving.
PSYOPS applied to racing. I can dig it.
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My car smells like butterscotch, yo.
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http://www.palmerracingfuels.com/additives.htm

PEEL OUT PINA COLADA?!?! Dude.
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Its pretty easy to tell if a street car has a cat or not by the smell.
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http://www.palmerracingfuels.com/additives.htm

PEEL OUT PINA COLADA?!?! Dude.
I am going to overload my friends truck with banana. This is going to be great.
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Power has a smell.
Yes, it reeks of awesomeness. If only Axe could bottle THAT up.
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My car smells like butterscotch, yo.
I like them new, not like you.
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And biodiesel smells like french fries!

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The first time I encountered a biodiesel car, I asked the question who brought McDonalds!
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I love pulling an old engine and smelling like old *** burnt nasty oil. I always punish my unit before I go wash my hands.
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I always punish my unit before I go wash my hands.
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