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#1 (permalink) Old 12-18-2003, 03:17 AM
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i went to one of thse full serve gastations...and i told the guy 93 and he put $20 wotrth of 87.....would that damage my car in anyway?
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You need to go buy a bottle of octane booster...your rig will run real funny....its worth the extra cost...



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make him syphon/drink it out...and dont pay him.

then peel out and run for the border. :wink
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wont damage the car but you should have told him to give you octane booster for compensation because your car does not run on 87 well. you car wont really be harmed using it unless you have a chip in the car.
what happens is fuel grade ratings are made according to the vehicles compression ratio. i believe most BMW's are 10:1. of course a forced car has increased compression so the higher the fuel grade the better. etc etc etc. basically what im trying to say is youll be fine once in a while but on a consistant basis its not advised to use low grade fuel.

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Basicly the octain rating on gasoline referes to the percentage of octain in a given quantitie of fuel with 87 gasoline has 87% octain and 13% heptain.
Fuels will spontaniosly combust under compression, the higher the octaine of gasoline the more compression it can withstand before it combusts. if you have a low octain fuel in your car it is possible that it will combust under compression before the sparkplug ignites it this is called ( KNOCKING) this is robs power and is verry bad for your engine. Bmw is a performance engine with higher than usual compression in order to gain more power this is why a higher octain fuel should be used such as 91 octain. also a performance chip revamps the fuel system to run a richer mix of fuel anda air. increassing the liklyhood of knocking on low octain fuel

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Will not harm your engine but you will definetely notice a decrease in performance. You know the saying, "If you want something done right you have to do it yourself."

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im glad we dont have those service stations in seattle, i dont know seems weird to have someone else pumping my gas!
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Originally posted by Andrewsd1985@Dec 18 2003, 08:47 AM
Will not harm your engine but you will definetely notice a decrease in performance. You know the saying, "If you want something done right you have to do it yourself."
actually andrew the decrease in performance is very un-noticeable , you really dont feel the affects of putting in higher grade octane.

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