Ford Mustang Forum - View Single Post - just got a V6 2011 ford mustang and had a question
View Single Post
post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2010
Mark C.
Apprentice
 
Mark C.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: The Long And Winding Road
Posts: 203
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by McQStang View Post
Wrong. The new V6 has adaptive knock spark control. If you put in higher octane gas, the ECU will advance timing and the car will make more power. I can't wait till mne comes in and I can try 100 octan race gas at the track.

I agree with this. Most new cars now have spark knock sensors which will allow the ECU to optimize timing for the fuel that you're running. I've tried this in different cars and have noticed a difference, some seems like more than others.

I don't have any idea what the actual increase to power might be, but it would be interesting if somebody had one of those dynamic performance measuring tools to check the difference.
Mark C. is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome