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Old 10-15-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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long trip low quality gas

okay so in a couple weeks iam about to drive 4000 kms across Canada back to Toronto... and I was thinking of filling up with regular gas rather then premium threw out my trip... save a bit of money.... would like to know if my mpg will suffer or will my car suffer from this... or should I stick with mid grade/premium
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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If you have a tune, than put in the octane your tuned for. Or order a lower tune
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Is your car tuned for a special octane?
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nope no tune... but I always fill with mid grade.. pretty sure our cars say to use 87... what do you guys use and would regular affect my mpgs or the car
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If you aren't tuned for it you are just wasting money running the higher octane.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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yah that's why I don't bother with premium really. but the owners manual says use 87 so that's why im asking about using lower then 87 will be bad or not
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Ironically, believe it or not, you may actually see a slight increase in mpg by using 87 octane. There is more energy in a gallon of 87 octane gasoline than there is in a gallon of 91 octane fuel. The 87 octane doesn't have all of the additives to slow down the rate of burn.
I say do it!
Especially on a long, steady speed trip.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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spry I meant regular is 87 mid is 89 and premium is 91 ... I always get 89 or higher... and would like to know if 87 would affect my cars performance or hurt mpgs

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hmm okay haha I probably will... gas here in alberta is really cheap 1.08 but as you get closer to Ontario will be up around 1.50

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I have aRound 4000 kms to drive... wonder how much its going to cost me.
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You're probably going to use around a hundred gallons of gas...

You'll have to convert that to litres. Lol
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:51 AM   #10
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hahahah ahhh americans... once I am back in Ontario I can fill up in Michigan... I will be living in a border city 10 minute drive to the bridge... cheaper fuel in the states

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100 gallons of gas is 378.541 liters... our tanks are I think 16gallons or 60 liters so like 6.5 tanks... at around 60 a tank so no more then like 400 dollars... not bad
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Gz 60 a tank!? **** you..I'll walk 4000km.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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Gz 60 a tank!? **** you..I'll walk 4000km.
hah what?.. are you saying that's expensive...
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