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driverjohn2005 04-03-2007 04:04 PM

Anyone familiar with VW VR6's?
 
How crucial is it to run premium in them?

thanks!
~John

petraman 04-03-2007 04:05 PM

Not crucial at all. My dad runs his '03 Eurovan on 89 all the time. That said, I don't think hes ever tried 87.

One more thing. If you want to save money, get premium. Your gas mileage will make up for the money you pay at the pump.

BonneMeMN 04-03-2007 04:09 PM

Run Premium, it's just like your SSEi, it's designed for it, and will be most effecient/cost effective/safe with premium in the long run.

driverjohn2005 04-03-2007 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
Run Premium, it's just like your SSEi, it's designed for it, and will be most effecient/cost effective/safe with premium in the long run.

not mine, but that's kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it's an 02 Jetta....

chevyboy572 04-03-2007 04:13 PM

Run Mid-Grade. That way, you dont get the cheap stuff, and you dnt brake your wallet with the premium stuff.

chr0mius 04-03-2007 05:11 PM

Midgrade is bs, I saw a study that showed there's no noticable difference between 87 and 89, and 89 and 91. Just go with the top or bottom for the most noticable differences.

BonneMeMN 04-03-2007 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by driverjohn2005
not mine, but that's kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it's an 02 Jetta....

You don't put premium in your car?

driverjohn2005 04-03-2007 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
Quote:

Originally Posted by driverjohn2005
not mine, but that's kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it's an 02 Jetta....

You don't put premium in your car?

I put premium in Gravenge, but the Jetta isn't mine ;)

Greyhare 04-03-2007 07:04 PM

I will have to check a few places but, the 2.0l 4 banger is designed to run on regular stock, (10.4:1 CR) my bet is the VR6 is the same stock.


OK, I checked with the dealer service department. Recomended is 91 octane. (CA premium)

95LHS 04-03-2007 07:44 PM

It won't blow anything up, but like any car designed to run on a higher octane, you'll lose horsepower and MPG as the engine compensates.

You'd have to keep track in order to see which one really gives you the most miles per dollar. I have a feeling they'll be pretty similar, at which point I'd go with the better performance on the higher octane.


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