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Old 05-26-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default Premium gas...are you using it?

Any turbo owners tried using regular gas? If so was there any performance difference that you noticed?

I have seen on other boards that there seems to be no real world difference, but they were non-Subaru turbos.

Premium gas is up to $2.25 around here now, with regular at $2.00.

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Old 05-26-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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thats nothing. It is up to 2.85 for premium in San Francisco and 2.99 for full service at some stations. But lucly near in San Jose and Sata Cruz it is about 2.55 for premium and about 2.30 for regular. I won't use regular because you will run the risk of denation and that is really not good.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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Plus the moeny you save aon regular will go out the window b/c your fuel mileage should decrease. If your that cheap you shoulda bought a regular car that takes regular gas.
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Old 05-27-2004, 12:40 AM   #4
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I tried it,but just topped off the tank with 87 with more than half a tank of 93.Didn't notice any difference,What i have been doing lately to keep the cost down is fill up at half tank.That will make it easyier on the wallet.I'm back on 93 since i'm doing the half a tank fill up.
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:21 AM   #5
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Don't use regular grade, if you want to avoid 1) detonation (will quickly becomes obvious), and possibly 2) clogging injectors (long run). High(er) compression engines need higher octane gas to avoid premature ignition, which will lead to detonation, and engine damage eventually... It's a price you pay.
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:36 AM   #6
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I tried it,but just topped off the tank with 87 with more than half a tank of 93.Didn't notice any difference,What i have been doing lately to keep the cost down is fill up at half tank.That will make it easyier on the wallet.I'm back on 93 since i'm doing the half a tank fill up.
You know it still costs the same right? You're filling up more often and paying the same.
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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Don't use regular grade, if you want to avoid 1) detonation (will quickly becomes obvious), and possibly 2) clogging injectors (long run). High(er) compression engines need higher octane gas to avoid premature ignition, which will lead to detonation, and engine damage eventually... It's a price you pay.
Actually turbocharged vehicles have LOWER compression ratio. But the turbo forces air in and artificially increases compression.
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:46 PM   #8
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My wife and I are a little more smart about getting gas these days. We've found 2 gas stations that are generally cheaper than all the others. We get our gas there and plan out trips better. We commute many miles so errands are done to and from work now. The best ways to save gas (money) is to drive less. I've heard of people spending hundreds and even thousands just to gain a little mpg. Its backwards thinking but it happens. They gain a few mpgs but forget about the hundreds spent getting there. If the price of gas is really killing you, trade into a Geo 3 cylinder or Honda Civic DX 1.3L or whatever they are. I'd suggest a Hybrid but the price of them offsets the money saved on gas 10 fold.

Peterson's 4Wheel Drive, when writing about a high powerful V8 Bronco daily driver "The most effective way we saved gas was when we duck taped a block of wood under the gas pedal. It worked. We saved $15 a week! And it was easily removed for weekends of fun."
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Peterson's 4Wheel Drive, when writing about a high powerful V8 Bronco daily driver "The most effective way we saved gas was when we duck taped a block of wood under the gas pedal. It worked. We saved $15 a week! And it was easily removed for weekends of fun."
OMG I gotta do that with my WRX. I cant drive that thing without flooring it through every gear
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