Woo Hoo!! - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2006, 11:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbeast420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pearl_bonnie02
I paid $1.84 today
You got 93 octane for 1.84 ????
X2!!

Please tell me you're not putting in 87!
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 12:00 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

still 2.55 for 87 here
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 12:05 AM   #13
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonnie94ssei
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbeast420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pearl_bonnie02
I paid $1.84 today
You got 93 octane for 1.84 ????
X2!!

Please tell me you're not putting in 87!
That'* why there is a sticker inside the fuel door...........

"Premium Unleaded Fuel Only"
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 12:28 AM   #14
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbeast420

That'* why there is a sticker inside the fuel door...........

"Premium Unleaded Fuel Only"
Wait, there isn't really a sticker that says that is there?
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 12:42 AM   #15
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonnie94ssei
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbeast420

That'* why there is a sticker inside the fuel door...........

"Premium Unleaded Fuel Only"
Wait, there isn't really a sticker that says that is there?
It'* a given that I use 93 always,so it'* force of habit

I had to go out and check
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 01:01 AM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

i wonder what my car would do if i threw 93 into it...i bet it would be in euphoria
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 02:01 AM   #17
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

You might see a slight improvement in fuel mileage going to mid-grade, but there is no extra power in higher octane. It'* actually HARDER to ignite. We use it to prevent pre-ignition (detonation or knock) from the heat of the boost charge combined with compression. In other words, we HAVE to. You don't, and it won't benefit you.

Some members here have sworn by a slight improvement by running mid-grade (89 octane) in a non-supercharged car. If it'* in your budget, a test could be done on your own car.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 02:08 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBullet
i wonder what my car would do if i threw 93 into it...i bet it would be in euphoria
hah, been there done that. Doesn't seem to have much effect... I ran my car on ONLY Shell Premium 93 octane from about...Jan 06 - June 06...no effect whatsoever...and i was going broke...fast.

But umm, hah, why in the hell are you only getting 13 mpg? you should see me! I do about 100 on the freeway almost daily (always within normal limits of caution i.e. no other cars etc)...and do HARD city driving and the worst i get is about...say...18-19 avg tank? and when i'm nice to it i get about 26 avg

My car is also 100% tuned up...maybe you should look into that :P

Check...

Plugs
Wires
Oxygen Sensor
Air Filter
Use Mobil One Syn Oil
Catalytic Converter
And run through some fuel system cleaner...

otherwise you have just magically figured out a way to use more gas than i do!!!

But hey...umm...when you run your gauge all the way down to empty..what is the most you have been able to put in? My record fill would be 15.8 gallons...i thought we had 18 gallon tanks!!!
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 02:12 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
You might see a slight improvement in fuel mileage going to mid-grade, but there is no extra power in higher octane. It'* actually HARDER to ignite. We use it to prevent pre-ignition (detonation or knock) from the heat of the boost charge combined with compression. In other words, we HAVE to. You don't, and it won't benefit you.

Some members here have sworn by a slight improvement by running mid-grade (89 octane) in a non-supercharged car. If it'* in your budget, a test could be done on your own car.
Personally I have tested this with my engine. using 87, then 89, then 93 from both Shell & BP just to make sure it was accurate, I had a scantool hooked up and everything recorded just about the same.

KR & SA etc seemed to be the same, thats when I switched back to regular.

(slight differences were: few points of KR with regular under HARD throttle, none with upper grades, so that would sort of confirm about people liking plus/midgrade better than regular.)
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #20
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bmsgaffer86 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wjcollier07

But hey...umm...when you run your gauge all the way down to empty..what is the most you have been able to put in? My record fill would be 15.8 gallons...i thought we had 18 gallon tanks!!!
I've put 17.1 gallons in my 94... Yea just about every turn i made at that point my car would start to stall...


But i have a new fuel pump now with its own problems :goes to start a new topic:
bmsgaffer86 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woo Woo!! Black Pearl Lounge 6 11-02-2009 08:06 PM
Woo Hoo!, snow pile!!!! SSEi95 Your Other Rides: Pics & Videos 14 09-01-2004 05:09 PM
Woo Hoo!! MOS95B General GM Chat 2 11-09-2003 06:45 PM
WOO-HOO!! Century mark achieved!!! TrueWildMan Lounge 19 09-17-2003 11:47 AM
WOO HOO no more overheating! SSEimatt93 General GM Chat 7 05-29-2003 12:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.