Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday September 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
oilybirdy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 52754
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Vehicle:
2007 BMW 335i Coupe

Default Can I use cheap gas?

I have a 98 Legacy and we were going to sell it within the next 5-6 months, is it OK to use 87 octane fuel in it for the remainder of the time instead of 89?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
oilybirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
iamrazor
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 52324
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Pelham, NH
Vehicle:
2011 WRX LTD (FS)
1990 T30 miata

Default

I thought the EJ25 only requires 87

thats all i've ever run
iamrazor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
oilybirdy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 52754
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Vehicle:
2007 BMW 335i Coupe

Default

You could very well be right, I don't have access to the manual at this moment but I guess that will be the way to find out (unless some helpful member wants to just give us the answer )
oilybirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
fastenova
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38829
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Tigard, OR
Vehicle:
Not your usual 1997
Legacy GT

Default

"Tests have shown... Chevron outperforms other leading gasolines..."

I've been running Chevron or Shell primarily for the past several years. I have found I get better mileage on these than on cheap gas. But I also am anal about car stuff. I figure if the fuel will burn cleaner and keep my intake & exhaust ports cleaner, it's worth the extra few cents a gallon. Just remember, a few cents a gallon is less than 45 cents a fillup, and probably not more than $30 a year savings, assuming you fill up once a week. Really not all that drastic, IMO...

Yep, the EJ25 only requires 87 octane. Your ECU is probabl accustomed to 89, so if you switch, it will likely run sub-par for a few tanks. You can also reset your ECU to speed up the learning process.
fastenova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
fastenova
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38829
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Tigard, OR
Vehicle:
Not your usual 1997
Legacy GT

Default

Oh, I believe the EZ33 (premium) in the SVX and probably the older turbos were the only older Subies that needed plus or better. The new turbos (wrx, lgt) and the newer H6 take at least plus too. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

-Aaron
fastenova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 01:04 PM   #6
oilybirdy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 52754
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Vehicle:
2007 BMW 335i Coupe

Default

Actually the newer turbo's require premium, our other car is an 05 LGT (NOT getting rid of that ) and we have to feed that 91/93.. but thats good to know its fine to feed the 'ole '98 87.
oilybirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 01:44 PM   #7
JjSwee
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 75880
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: California
Default

96 legacy's 2.5 NA needed premium, they fixed that in 97 and gave the engine 10 more HP. Soo glad I got a 97. (sorry 96 guys)
JjSwee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 05:13 PM   #8
fibuz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 53410
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tucson, AZ / Port Angeles, WA
Vehicle:
BE-> GD->GR->SG->BL
WAawd.org

Default

87 chevron only for me for a longgg time...
fibuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 05:16 PM   #9
tora
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 5851
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
09 Forester XT
+ NA Miata

Default

Chez 87 since my cars conception and never a problem.
tora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 10:08 AM   #10
Gil
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 20872
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle:
t3h rubber-neckers
must die!

Default

i was concerned about the same thing.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743132

but I've been running 97 the last 2 months and nothing bad has cropped up.
Gil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 10:52 AM   #11
fibuz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 53410
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tucson, AZ / Port Angeles, WA
Vehicle:
BE-> GD->GR->SG->BL
WAawd.org

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gil_ong81
but I've been running 97 the last 2 months and nothing bad has cropped up.
97!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????
fibuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 10:57 AM   #12
Gil
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 20872
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle:
t3h rubber-neckers
must die!

Default

That's Right!!!!

Bow down to ME!!
Gil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 09:37 PM   #13
rogerd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 59934
Join Date: Apr 2004
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT Wagon
Atlantic Blue

Default

Ran the 95 on anybody's 87 until 2004. It's still in the family, still running happily on the cheapest 87 that can be found. No ill effects ever. And yes LGT's require premium. When I can I buy from Costco - $2.13 per.
rogerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 11:41 PM   #14
IronMonkeyL255
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38120
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Greenville, SC
Vehicle:
1991 Rio Red
Legacy Turbo

Default

My old-skool LT requires premium.
IronMonkeyL255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can anybody use 245/40/18 tires? Toyo T1-S CHEAP elgorey Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 6 05-15-2006 04:22 PM
The price of gas. MSN Cheap Gas Finder MrMorninwood North West Impreza Club Forum -- NWIC 7 04-29-2006 03:25 PM
Where can I find cheap gas in Orange County powderdtoastman Southern California Impreza Club Forum -- SCIC 18 04-29-2006 03:01 AM
Want to complain about gas, find cheap gas prices? Post here. Matt Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 115 11-14-2005 12:51 AM
Can I use race gas/93 mix for a day at the track browniesti04 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 4 06-17-2005 07:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.