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| Originally posted by bitcore@Mar 6 2005, 04:08 PM |
You should put the lowest octane in the tank that prevents knocking or the lowest that the manual says.
mine says no less than 89 (mid-grade) so I put 89 in there every time.
The only thing that octane rating is, is the fuel's resistance to combust under pressure (knocking, or dieseling) You don't get more power from it. (as the marketing methods of gas stations will lead you to believe [Premium vs. Regular] to trick you into buying the more expensive gas)
| Originally posted by Cruzin 323is@Mar 6 2005, 07:41 PM |
higher the octane.. = better the gas... and better the gas... is better the car will repsond!
| Originally posted by Delmarco@Mar 6 2005, 10:15 PM |
no chip....in fact the only performance mod on my car is 93 octane or 94/95 octane when i can get some....
trust me I feel the difference....aceleration and momentum is more consistent and smoother.....
when I had 91/92 I had to keep my foot on the gas in order to maintain momentun and keep up my aceleration especially on hilly roads....
as for 87/89 octane my car will never have to worry about getting that weak shit...cause I don't do lower than 93 oct.....
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