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Old 04-03-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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How crucial is it to run premium in them?

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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.
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Run Premium, it'* just like your SSEi, it'* designed for it, and will be most effecient/cost effective/safe with premium in the long run.
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Run Premium, it'* just like your SSEi, it'* designed for it, and will be most effecient/cost effective/safe with premium in the long run.
not mine, but that'* kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it'* an 02 Jetta....
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Run Mid-Grade. That way, you dont get the cheap stuff, and you dnt brake your wallet with the premium stuff.
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Midgrade is bs, I saw a study that showed there'* no noticable difference between 87 and 89, and 89 and 91. Just go with the top or bottom for the most noticable differences.
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not mine, but that'* kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it'* an 02 Jetta....
You don't put premium in your car?
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not mine, but that'* kinda what I was thinking, BTW, it'* an 02 Jetta....
You don't put premium in your car?
I put premium in Gravenge, but the Jetta isn't mine
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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)
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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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