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Old 03-08-2011, 10:52 PM   #26
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regular gas for me
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:48 PM   #27
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I tested a few tanks of regular vs premium on gas mileage, and notice a substantial difference (about 30-40mi per tank) between the two. Since then been putting premium in. Purely personal observation and I dont care what research is out there on this subject. If it's not broken, I'm not gonna try to fix it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #28
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The manual say 87 or higher.
Its been proven 87 pull timing, if you want everything that your LLT has to offer than go 93 or equivalent. It defenitely feel better and pull better with 93.
That is all I use unless someone can prove 87 does not pull timing on our 3.6 LLT.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:08 AM   #29
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got mine a week ago and i need to put gas. what type of gas should i put it? regular or premium?

mines a 2011 v6 1LT
87 regular!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:45 AM   #30
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I tried 87 in my V6, and it was OK, but just didn't seem smooth enough. Went to 91, and was smooth as silk. Dropped to 89, and still smooth, with none of the hesitation I got before.
I had only been using 91 in the car as well....I had to fill up at a station recently that only offered 87. I noticed a significant difference in hesitation...the snap was gone, seemed sluggish. I didn't like it and switched back to the 91.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #31
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The KR in a v6 is different when using 87 vs 93 (or 91 in some places). I have tried two tanks of each grade and can say my car ran the best overall with premium.


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Old 04-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #32
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unless you have high pressure system i.e. supercharger or turbo, reg
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #33
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unless you have high pressure system i.e. supercharger or turbo, reg
re-read the part about the knock sensors pulling timing on 87...
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #34
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My car seems to run better on higher octane. Also dont the higher ocatanes burn and leave your engine a bit cleaner in the long run. Either way, put in what you want, i feel better and feel the car runs better on higher octane. When I fill up, 2-3$ on a 65$ fill up isnt going to break me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #35
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got mine a week ago and i need to put gas. what type of gas should i put it? regular or premium?

mines a 2011 v6 1LT

Good Old 87 is fine! Gas is already 4 bucks.. No need to pay 4.50! With my mods.. I don't even notice a difference between 87 and 92+.

I guess if you are going to the track then 92 wouldn't hurt. But for everyday driving if you are filling up with premium you are WASTING money.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:15 AM   #36
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I tested a few tanks of regular vs premium on gas mileage, and notice a substantial difference (about 30-40mi per tank) between the two. Since then been putting premium in. Purely personal observation and I dont care what research is out there on this subject. If it's not broken, I'm not gonna try to fix it.
Funny because I don't. The MPG is the same for me. Every motor is different with different mods.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #37
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Not a V-6 guy, but in defense of higher octane, what I've read is that its ok to use 87, unless you "hear" knocking, then move up a grade...sounds pretty subjective and not very scientific, depending on each individuals hearing...dunno...Maybe those who feel improved performance with hi-test, just don't hear a knock, but its there???...
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #38
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I agree with 90503 - my old mazda pickup knocked on 87, ran great on 89. I use 87 in the Camaro, it doesn't knock. I only buy Chevron with Techron though. I ran premium for a while last year when prices were low, I think it ran a bit snappier, but it doesn't run bad on 87 so while prices are climbing higher, I'll just stick with it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #39
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i was using regular at first and my MPG was 21.7 then i switched to premium and my MPG went down to 19.3. I didn't notice anything different with performance besides my MPG going down a bit (no biggie). Switched back to regular. I can't complain
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #40
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Yeah... as stated premium usually lasts (very) slightly longer (in my experience; I don't think this is a proven fact), the fuel is slightly cleaner, in turn your engine will be slightly cleaner in the (very) long run ... I usually stick to mid grade. Overall the tank of gas is maybe 2 dollars more.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #41
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Octane simply refers to how much a fuel can be compressed before it combusts.

Many articles written on this and the placebo effect.
http://autos.yahoo.com/news/7-ways-t...-gasoline.html

Here we go again.....
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #42
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If you can hear the Camaro Knock with you ears then you are a better man than me. And I would also say that you need to get your car to the shop as several of you cars sensors and systems have failed.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:22 PM   #43
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93 shell v power all the way.... just my personal choice and preference but i won't put anything less in my baby, and with proven dyno results if i pull up to another v6 on regular gas and we would be dead even. I'm betting on my high octane to make the difference :P Plus with stories of knocking on lower octane in other cars and fuel burning cleaner i'm trying to make my baby last and if its only $5 more for a whole tank of premium then its well worth it to preserve her
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #44
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Holy crap, NOT ANOTHER gas debate!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #45
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Holy crap, NOT ANOTHER gas debate!
Let's just have a poll:

I experienced extensive engine damage from using:

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #46
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The manual say 87 or higher.
Its been proven 87 pull timing, if you want everything that your LLT has to offer than go 93 or equivalent. It defenitely feel better and pull better with 93.
That is all I use unless someone can prove 87 does not pull timing on our 3.6 LLT.


I only use 93 and I can definately feel the difference. If gas hits 5 bucks I'll have to slum it for a while but I'll miss the 93.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #47
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I only use 93 and I can definately feel the difference. If gas hits 5 bucks I'll have to slum it for a while but I'll miss the 93.
I would think that if different octane changes the timing, more "optimal timing" would make it perform better...
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #48
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Follow the owners manual. Good stuff in there!
Yes there is. Recommended is 87 or higher. It also references and recommends the use of gasoline advertised as Top Tier Detergent Gasoline.

This is found on page 9-49 of the 2013 owner's manual.

For those of you who do not have an owners manual handy, all Chevy owners manuals from 2008 forward can be accessed at the following link.
http://www.chevrolet.com/owners/chevy-manuals.html

Top Tier information can be found here:
www.toptiergas.com
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #49
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got mine a week ago and i need to put gas. what type of gas should i put it? regular or premium?

mines a 2011 v6 1LT
Regular. I've used both. Premium in a V6 is a waste of money.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #50
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First of all. Premium is the ONLY thing that has EVER graced the engine on EVERY vehicle I have ever owned. Secondly, something I have yet to see on ANY of the gas debates is WHERE you get the fuel from. AS some of you may/may not know. The octane isn't the ONLY thing important thing in the fuel. There are additives company's have in their fuel. i.e. Shell V-Power , Chevron Techron, etc. These too play a vital role in the gas. Do your research. I personally ONLY purchase fuel from Chevron and Exxon. AS suggested by my master Tech (43 years of experience)
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