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post #1 of 3 Old 11-21-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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High-Octane Hijinks: Is Premium Fuel Better Than Regular?



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When it’s time to top-off the tank, drivers are confronted with a dizzying variety of choices at the pump. There’s premium gasoline, mid-grade, regular and – depending on where you live – some even offer ultra-high octane, with a rating of 94 or above.

Octane numbers, ethanol content and diesel get thrown in the mix, while TV commercials shout about special cleaning additives and better fuel economy. What’s a motorist to do? Is premium fuel worth the extra cost over regular? It’s more expensive so it must be better, right?
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Articles on Octane basically state that you should use the Octane you Owner's Manual states. Burning Premium (91) in a car that the manufacturer says should run 87, doesn't help it run better.


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^^ and if it does run better, you have a problem that is being hidden with higher octane fuel.

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