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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 07-19-2006, 11:24 AM   #11
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My 93 SSE runs better on higher octane fuel. Yeah, I could (and probably should) dig into it and make it run on 87 octane, but I'm lazy and pumping 91 is easy.

(Truth really is that TIME is a premium and as long as it runs well on 91 octane, I'll use that time whittling away at my wife'* continuously growing "Stan'* Project List"...yet another story.)

And I don't like anyone else touching my car , so having someone else poking around under the hood is a NO.
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on 87 octane CFoote saw plenty of knock ... he'* NA.

Meanwhile my 95 at the time was running premo and had zero knockage...

Fuel choice isn't always a bandaid for other issues.

He'* in the 113F desert
They have their own "special" blend of fuel in AZ
Bob'* been under the hood

You are right..it'* probably that last reason...lol
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hah

But if it weren't for someone else looking under the hood, I wouldn't be able to eat an egg off the engine
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Are you eating off it or trying to drive it?
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Hmmm...

My first reaction is to suspect the exhaust leak I thought I heard, but if it only happens with TCC applied it wouldn't be an exhaust leak....

I agree with trying to run some premium, or at least the 89 octane they sell around here. This makes me wonder how much KR I have in this heat...
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Should I see a difference right away?
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If an increased octane requirement is present... yes, as long as you increased the octane enough. How many gallons of regular and premium do you have?
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The longer i ran with 93 the better me car got.. the forst time i felt it bt affter about 3 or 4 more fill ups i felt even more...
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it'* about 25% 87 and 25% 91octane right now, i'm going to fill it up each day for a couple days to bring it up
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Are you eating off it or trying to drive it?

Down here I can do both. Easy
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