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Old 02-12-2001, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question What kind of gas you using?

just wondering, what do you use?
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Old 02-12-2001, 08:07 PM   #2
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I'm a student and a pilot, so I skimp and use regular... I know I should use better but..

my gas costs:

AVGAS: about $0.90/L for 87 Octain (for piper tri-pacer)

Car Gas: about $0.72 for regular

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Old 02-12-2001, 09:13 PM   #3
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Well, I'm a student and pilot as well, but you're hard pressed to find anything but 100LL for the plane down here, and although I have a choice of mogas, I don't put anything but 92 octane in my RS. How much do you really save by using 87? 92 is usually just 20 cents more per gallon. If it means better combustion, I'll take that 20 cent premium, even if I am paying $500 a class, and $68 an hour for flying.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:25 PM   #4
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i think that besides the invisible members question, this is the most fequently asked question here. I use 93 or 94 octane. 93 Mobil seems to be the best for me.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:31 PM   #5
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Chevron 94 octane.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:37 PM   #6
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Good old 87 octane. Anything higher is a waste in my opinion. Though I do put in 89 sometimes to avoid gas with ethanol.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:44 PM   #7
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Some of you guy's are lucky with 93 & 94 pump, we only get 92 here in so cal
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Old 02-12-2001, 11:44 PM   #8
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92 Octane but If I didn't have Nitrous I would just use the 87 Octane... That's all you need

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Old 02-13-2001, 12:10 AM   #9
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Gas up here in Calgary -

$0.669/L for regular (87octane) or about $2.65/US Gallon

$0.769/L for premium (91+ octane), too bad they dropped the 94 Octane

I only use 91+ octane on my cars Higher fuel efficiency as well as cleaner burning gas.
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Old 02-13-2001, 01:06 AM   #10
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Does it really make a difference?? I just thought it was made for regular 87. If you guys tell me otherwise I guess I will switch to 91.

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Old 02-13-2001, 06:55 AM   #11
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I saw a news report the other day saying the US govt. recently conducted tests on different Octane gas, and discovered NO difference in performance or efficiency for 94% of cars.

They went on to say that unless the cars are set up to need higher octane gas, you're flushing money away.

The 6% of cars where it did make a difference were high performance or luxury cars, and it said in the cars manual that you should use the higher octane.

Personally I use 87 and am at least $200/year better off.
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Old 02-13-2001, 07:12 AM   #12
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since the RS motor isnt boosted or high compression just go with 87 octane. The higher the octane the HARDER is is to combust. This means you might actualy run better with the lower grades of gas. Once again if you have upped the compression, running boost/N2O/VERY advanced timming, then use the 92 or higher, otherwise you are wasting your $$$ IMHO and in the opinions of many experts. If you change the grade of gas you use reset your ECU so it will learn the gas.

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Old 02-13-2001, 08:05 AM   #13
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texaco 87 ocatane.. boise is at 2500 ft above sea level...
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:13 AM   #14
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And so begins the 407th I-club octane discussion.
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:37 AM   #15
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87 octane. It is all you need for a stock engine.
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:37 AM   #16
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what does resetting the ecu do??
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:40 AM   #17
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Used 92 for more than a year since the day I got my car. Until about 6 months ago, switched to 87. Car runs better. Like you guys said the engine is designed to run on 87, if thats the way the engineers made it than who am I to change it?

I used to tell myself it was cleaner thats why I'd use it but, yeah, like $10 more every tank wasted.
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Old 02-13-2001, 09:25 AM   #18
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I always use Shell Optimax.. with a claimed 98 Octane.
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Old 02-13-2001, 09:55 AM   #19
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I use 87 octane - my stock engine runs best that way.
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Old 02-13-2001, 10:02 AM   #20
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Yeah only 92 octane in Washington too. It's good enough I guess.
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