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Hi guys. Was wondering if anyone had a easy way to keep a check on fuel octane levels? I saw this Russian made device OKTIS-2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/PORTABLE-FUEL-OCTANE-NUMBER-ANALYZER-TESTER-METER-OKTIS-2-NEW-/161886552305 looked like it would be useful for keeping an eye on octane levels and it is cheap (under 100 bones). looks like you just stick it in the tank and then pump some fuel through it, seems rather ingenious but not sure how accurate the thing would be? The reason I am looking is that I recently installed a canned tune from a hand held programmer for premium fuel 91 plus octane in my 16 Denali 6.2 I buy Shell 93 octane and the truck has run great for the first week after that premium fuel tune install but after I filled back up with Shell 93 octane last Thursday the next morning on the way to work I got the "reduced engine power" warning on my dash anytime the engine was over 3000rpm. I suspect that the fuel was BAD from my local Shell station but have no way to prove that...... I went back to stock tune friday afternoon and the issue is gone but now I do not want to use the premium tune without verifying that I am actually getting 91 octane or better fuel. Note: Gas line was busted in AL a couple of weeks back and Middle TN has suffered from spotty shortages of fuel (most notably premium fuel) I suspect that my local Shell had regular fuel loaded into their premium tank. (could have been a mistake) my plan is to run this tank all the way down to just a few gallons and then hopefully have a tester in hand and fill back up with REAL premium 91 plus octane fuel. Anyone got one or have something else that they use?