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Old 02-12-2003, 12:31 AM   #11
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I'll get a couple cans of the 104+ stuff. It'* supposed to be the best of the bad.
Wow. With an endorsement like that, sponsorship money should be flooding in anytime now...
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I'll get a couple cans of the 104+ stuff. It'* supposed to be the best of the bad.
Wow. With an endorsement like that, sponsorship money should be flooding in anytime now...
Funny you should say that. It'* probably searchable now! Last night I was looking up diagnostic codes for a friend who was throwing a code 44 on a 92 Chevy pickup. I did a yahoo search for "diagnostic code 44" or something, and the second link down was the Techinfo article I posted here on diagnostic codes!

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run on 87 eeek i can`t run on any gas below 94 octane,,,,,,,,,i`ve tried 91 not bad no pinging good to know.......i`ve notice me Beast runs good ..real good at 94 octane
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I myslef have never ever run lower than 93 octane from mobil and once at sunoco. My dad actually found the car for me for $3500 and when he brought it home to me he put 87 in and got a bad pinging. Since then it has not seen any where below 93.
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Solid,

If you re-read your owners manual you will notice that somewhere it says that you can run 87 or 89 octane, but it was tuned to run on at least 91 octane. As Hector and Will said, only use it in an emergency. I also don't recommend the octane boost. An aquaintence of mine owns a 1992 SSEi and put 87 octane with an octane booster additive. It broke his plug electrodes (although they were very warn and not gapped properly), and caused other unspecified problems. He has not elaborated on the other problems but said that they started at the same time he added the booster. I suspect that his electrodes scored the cyl walls or lodged in the exhaust valve seat. He hasn't fixed it yet--just keeps driving it

I only run 92 or 93. I ran 89 once in a crunch and 91 when I can't find at least 92.

Don't worry, you will get used to the price. It is well worth the car. Just remember, when you ask about gas prices (as I do with my wife), you will have to convert to Premium prices. Other people will not understand when you say you bought gas for $1.999/gal. It is usually $.20 cheaper for reg around here, so you would say $1.799/gal.
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My Bonny loves 91/92, despises 87 ( IT'LL PING U TO DEATH), can barely tolerate 89 in a pinch.
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the highest i'v ever seen is 92. i'v never seen this 93 or 94 your talking about. and the highest you can get in this town is 91.
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Near my home town in Byron, IL is a major drag strip. A station there sells 110 octane racing fuel.
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anytime you have a forced induction engine, no matter what style( turbo,spercharged, or nitrous injected) you must run higher octane fuels to help prevent detonation under loads. detonation causes at min damage is melted plug ground straps, it can get as bad as breaking off the top ring lands on the pistons, melting pistons, and can even break the heads off of a valve too. trust me , you dont want that. it might cost you more for fuel now, but in the long run, its definitly worth it
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Hey Allmachtige used to watch the races there years ago (snake, mongoose, get the idea?) . Dad lives in Rockford. He liked my 93 ssei so well, he bought a 95ssei. My sister is in Loves Park and owns a Grand Prix GTP. We do like those blowers.
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