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What kinda Gas does everyone use?
View Poll Results: What Octane number do you use inyour gas tank?
91-93, Yea Baby!! 112 36.60%
89, does the job, no complaints. 64 20.92%
87, I'm poor, only wish i could use the high stuff. 130 42.48%
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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I just wanna know, What number Octane gas does every one use? And what brand name of gas does everyone use (shell, 76, AmPm, ect.)???
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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I'll start, I use 91-93 Octane, and Texaco (now known as Shell) and 76 seem to be the better grade of gas over here in Wenatchee, Washington. But I am thinking of going down to the 89 Octane, just to see if I can notice a difference and save a couple bucks.
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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Yeah I use 87...but I think im suppose to be using a higher octane since I have a proecm...
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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87... its all the stock ecu asks for and all it will take advantage of.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:23 PM   #5
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89 usually.. 93 or 94 if i'm feeling lucky and rich.. And if i'm going to race.

Sunoco all the way. BP licks my nuts
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Old 03-14-2004, 02:45 AM   #6
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i use to put 91 in my car all the time, however since gas has gone up I decided to give 89 a try. So far the car seems to be running a little better on 89. hopefully the I'll get more miles out of a tank now. I'll let you guys now what happens.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:20 AM   #7
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87 Octane, as liigod stated above, it's what the stock ECU requires. It is what the naturally aspirated engines are tuned for.

Adding higher octane fuel to a NA car does nothing. The higher octane fuels are for the higher performance engines. Engines that are turboed and super charged require the higher octane fuel as it burns slower. This is necessary due to the higher temperatures inside the engine due to boosting.

I fail to see any benefit from adding higher octane fuel.

And I'm not poor for putting in 87, I'm following directions.

Fuel Octane Ratings
What Octane Should I Use?
Howstuffworks article on "Octane"
Google Search on "Octane Rating"

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Old 03-14-2004, 06:31 AM   #8
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And I'm not poor for putting in 87, I'm following directions.

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You beat me to it, but ya. The car runs worse with higher octane in my experience. I get crap from people sometimes, but I don't care as they really don't know what they are talking about. I use Shell for the most part. Chevron is better, but the cesspool of the midwest fails to get it.

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Old 03-14-2004, 06:35 AM   #9
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87, prizes are damn high this days .
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Old 03-14-2004, 07:07 AM   #10
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My car runs the same on either 87, 89, or 91 so guess what I choose? 87 for me. Why pay extra for nothing? Some cars need it because of knock/rattle but if it runs good on 87 go 87.
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