Are you trying to sound like a complete jerk in your response? I know sometimes someone can read something the wrong way just trying to see if that was the case.
i thought i was answering your question. and i wanted to see how many times i could use the word octane in one post as an inside joke since there's been a lot of discussion on here about gas and octane, sometimes heated. here's a couple threads and count the number of times the word octane is used:
as described by the Minnesota Department of Commerce:
Octane is a measure of a fuel's tendency to knock or ping when it is mixed with air and burned in the cylinder of an engine. this octane rating is not based on the amount of cheical octane in the gasoline. the rating is called octane because the gasoline's ability to prevent engine knock has been rated against the performance of pure hydrocarbon octane, which has a rating of 100. gasoline, which is made from a blend of many other hydrocarbons, may have a higher or lower rating, depending on how its anti-knock performance compares to the performance of pure hydrocarbon octane.
some octane myths:
high octane gasoline improves mileage.
-in general, if your vehicle is designed to run on 87 octane gasoline, high octane gasoline will not improve mileage. if switching to high octane gasoline does improve mileage, you might find that your engine, or its control systems, need repair.
high octane gasoline gives quicker starting.
high octane gasoline increases power.
-if your vehicle is designed to run on 87 octane gasoline, you shouldn't notice any more power on high octane gasoline. again, if it does make a noticeable difference, your engine, or the engine's electronic control systems, may need repair
high octane gasoline has been refined more and is just a better product.
-additional refining steps are used to increase the octane; however, these additional steps do not make the gasoline a 'better' product for all engines. they just yield a different blend of hydrocarbons that burn more slowly. the additional steps also increase the price.