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Old 05-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hey gang, new to the forums and Subarus. Just a quick question I have an '06 STI and was told by the dealer any premium fuel, 91 octane or higher, is fine to use. I am aware of only one gas company in town that sells 93 octane or higher and thats the mohawk on 16 ave and edmonton trail in calgary. Just curious if anyone has had problems with certain fuels or octanes and where you guys fill up. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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I use ESSO 91 exclusively. This has been debated a few times, and the jury is still out on Husky 94

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Old 05-12-2006, 09:45 AM   #3
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I've been using Petro Can 91 myself. My recommendation is to stay away from Shell gas. You do get a bit more punch out of it, but they're less consistent with the delivery. They have a much worse record when it comes to bad fuel batches. My father's company actually sued Shell for damaged caused to their fleet because of bad fuel batches.

With Petro you get pretty good milage out of it and its predictable. In my experience, its the same milage and same power out of every fill.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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+1 for Petro 91
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:28 PM   #5
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I've been using Petro Can 91 myself. My recommendation is to stay away from Shell gas. You do get a bit more punch out of it, but they're less consistent with the delivery. They have a much worse record when it comes to bad fuel batches. My father's company actually sued Shell for damaged caused to their fleet because of bad fuel batches.

With Petro you get pretty good milage out of it and its predictable. In my experience, its the same milage and same power out of every fill.

I find I get the WORST fuel economy out of Petro-Can. I use Shell here, but because it the lesser of evils, and the consistency seems pretty good at our stations. Preference is Chevron 91 or 94. Best fuel ever (but unfortunately it is exclusive to Southern BC and the states).
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:22 PM   #6
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I use husky 94 (and seem to notice a difference between it and the petro 91... i think I may get a bit more timing advance). Anyway, my butt dyno hasn't been calibrated lately so I can't say for sure but thats what it feels like to me. I have an AP running the 91 Stg 2 map I would add.

EDIT: The husky on 14 st near 16 Ave also has 94 I think.
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:38 PM   #7
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Shell runs pretty sluggish and causes detonation so I stay away from it.

I think the most important thing is to pick a gas and just stick with it, unless you reset your ECU.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:02 PM   #8
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Same thing here. I notice that when I go from 94 to a lesser fuel the car feels sluggish for a bit. my guess is some timing gets pulled and it takes a while for the car to re-learn the new fuel and add the timing back.
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:10 PM   #9
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Wow, thanks for the quick replies and all the great info gang. Really appreciate it. Also, thanks for the welcome pitwipe.

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Old 05-13-2006, 02:41 AM   #10
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^ You're very welcome! Hope to see you at a meet! (when we arrange the next one)
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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I have been using Mohawk 94 since the 4th tank of fuel. No probs here. On the way back from Golden, I once had to put gas in at Canmore. I should have reset the ECU as it was ping city as I gradually accelerated onto the highway.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:52 PM   #12
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i thought I read something about ethanol blended gas causing problems for the high compression subarus..
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:17 PM   #13
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On my old custom turbo/tune high compression integra I only Used Husky 94 and never once had a problem. Took it to the strip many times as well.

There are 5+ locations in calgary now.
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:01 PM   #14
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i thought I read something about ethanol blended gas causing problems for the high compression subarus..

Subaru's are not high compression... but 94 husky is the only way to go.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:00 PM   #15
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I think I might back off to Husky 92 (from 94) since I'm running the 91 AP maps... anyone recommend against this? Also, anyone actually tried running the 93 map on Husky 94 for any amount of time? I asked this question before but noone seems to have tried it yet.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:15 PM   #16
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Since you're about to get pro-tuned, maybe you should just pick whatever you want to stick with long term, and get tuned for that?

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Old 05-30-2006, 06:44 PM   #17
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I think I'd like two maps actually, one for 91 and one for 93. Just to be safe since you can't always get 93/94 everywhere you go.
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Should I even start
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:52 PM   #19
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Do it! I can't find your previous threads and all the newbies should hear it (sort of a rite of passage on these here boards)

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Old 05-30-2006, 10:34 PM   #20
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Yeah - doooooo it! Oh, and I'm thinking of using a Turbonator to get MAD BOOZST!
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I think I'd like two maps actually, one for 91 and one for 93. Just to be safe since you can't always get 93/94 everywhere you go.
I'm going for 2 maps since 91 will rob me of a lot of power with the Green but I need a 91 map for travelling. Make sure you let vincent know since Jarrad can't do 2 fuel tunes in the standard time allotted...I booked extra time for mine.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:21 PM   #22
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I thought Vincent said we WOULD be getting two maps... one 91 and one 93?
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:49 PM   #23
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It probably depends on how extensive your mods are. Jarrad may be willing to tune for the higher and then just back the map off a bit without really tuning it for the lower octane if it's just simple bolt ons. He is not willing to do that for mine because because of the amount of mods I have so I booked an extra slot. Vincent may have already worked this out with them.

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Old 06-08-2006, 11:54 AM   #24
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In reality there won't be much difference between 91 and 94 on a stock turbo anyway. The gap gets bigger with larger turbos though.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:31 AM   #25
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+2 on the "Find 1 brand and stick with it..."I use ESSO 91 only and my AP is set to 91 as well...I’m driving down to Portland then on to Northern California to check out the Sequoia trees. (been a dream for many years) and back up the coast…I’m looking forward to trying the US Premium fuel and see if car response is any better/different.

I shall post my findings when I am back mid July…

Any ways welcome Dave…Its good to see another Crystal Silver STi on the streets…

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