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Old 04-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Cold Spark Plug or Higher Octane?

Just a quick question....would a colder spark plug be an alternative to getting higher octane gas, in a NA engine? Just curious.
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Old 04-08-2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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High octane prices kicking our arse mate?

What are you paying at the pumps?

I pay 1.65/gallon for 93
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Old 04-08-2002, 01:31 PM   #3
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High octane prices kicking our arse mate?

What are you paying at the pumps?

I pay 1.65/gallon for 93
well last night 93 was 1.85 locally but this is chicago and we always get shafted. no a colder plug is NOT the solution to pinging in a high compression NA engine. You need to run higher octane.

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Old 04-08-2002, 01:54 PM   #4
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Hehe...yeah gas prices just jumped up again here in CA. It was suggested to me. A month ago I filled up on 89 for $1.20, and now its up to $1.80. I hate California reformulated gas.
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:35 PM   #5
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you don't need high octane in an NA impreza with stock compression.

the lower the octane you can go without knocking the better.
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:44 PM   #6
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Hehe...yeah gas prices just jumped up again here in CA. It was suggested to me. A month ago I filled up on 89 for $1.20, and now its up to $1.80. I hate California reformulated gas.
we have the same crapola gas...they are using the tension in the middle east string to just gas prices...LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there's always tension there, just now the US knows about it.

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Old 04-09-2002, 09:35 AM   #7
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I live in Australia, and today I paid 95.9c /litre (4.54 litres to a gallon - you do the math) of premium ULP (98 octane), they are talking $1.10 litre within the week.

I have always run the higher octane in this and my last car whch could both be happy on the standard 91 octane fuel.

The performance is improved, even my wife can pick the difference, only I seem to go through spark plugs in half the time, but is worth it.

Go the extra, go the high octane and stop complaining, think of what you paid for the car, a dollar or two each time you fill is worth it, and just thank god you dont have to pay our prices.
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Old 04-09-2002, 10:26 AM   #8
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you don't need high octane in an NA impreza with stock compression.

the lower the octane you can go without knocking the better.

...don't forget about a stock motor. I never got pinging until I put on my intake, header, and catback. The lowest octane I can go is 89. 91 seems too much for me, and I get pinging at 87.

Haha....I just filled up this morning, 89 octane for $1.89! D'oh!
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