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Old 01-05-2007, 07:42 PM   #11
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97 SSEi 178K- 45K on the motor (don't run reg unleaded in an */c engine) and 178K on the trans
I had a 1992 SSEi with over 150k miles and i ran nothing but regular unleaded and beat on that motor hard and never had a problem. Drove that car with regular unleaded for 2 years.
Sounds like you were lucky. That is definately not a good idea and definately not recommended by me.
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Running 87 octane in an SSEi is worse than running your oil twice the suggested change interval. Long-term damage results from low octane in these motors.
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I have a 2004 Impala SS. It has 235,000 miles on it and runs like a champ. The only issue I ever had was the water pump locking up and needing replacement, cheap quick fix. Absolutely love my Impala still!!
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I have a 2004 Impala SS. It has 235,000 miles on it and runs like a champ. The only issue I ever had was the water pump locking up and needing replacement, cheap quick fix. Absolutely love my Impala still!!
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