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Old 03-08-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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regular or premium gas for v6 camaro?

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
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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The V6 engine was actually designed to use regular. Lucky us.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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Regular is just fine. Some members' studies have shown very slight improvement in engine performance with using premium, but I suggest you educate yourself on this subject by visiting the V6 section of the forum. It's quite a polarizing debate!

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Old 03-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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I've been doing some careful comparisons of 85 vs 87 octane lately (87 is mid-grade where we live).

So far, I see no fuel economy advantage using 87, and I haven't noticed any more power either.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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I've been doing some careful comparisons of 85 vs 87 octane lately (87 is mid-grade where we live).

So far, I see no fuel economy advantage using 87, and I haven't noticed any more power either.
87 is the low grade in NC, wow.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #6
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87 is the low grade in NC, wow.
Altitude adjustment, high altitude requires lower octane for the same performance, sorry but I don't know the science behind this.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #7
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87 is the low grade in NC, wow.
Yes, 87 is low grade in Ohio too. It has to do with altitude, in the mountains less octane is required.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #8
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Lower octane fuel ' burns' easier. This is why low octane fuel can detonate a high performance engine. At altitude the oxygen content is slightly less. That is why 85 octane fuel burns like 87 would at sea level.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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I use 87 in mine. Congrats on the new ride.!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:36 PM   #10
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If mine needed more than regular, it would be sadly disapointed!
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #11
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It depends on your goal. The car runs fine with regular if you are in need of cost reduction with gas prices so high that would be the way to go. If you want the optimum performance try the high octaine & see if you feel a difference. I did. I am trying to stay with 93 octane. We shall see as gas prices rise. Mine is a daily driver on a 70+ mi per day round trip commute. "Top tier gasoline" is recommended. You may also want to read up on that subject (just google it).
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:34 PM   #12
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I use the 89 mid-grade. I have an '05 Altima (bought new) with the same double ovh cam / 4 valve setup. At first I swapped constantly between 87 and 89. My final conclusion after 20,000 miles that the extra performance was worth the extra 15 cents per gallon. It also would bing once in awhile with 87.

I decided that my 2LT deserved the same gas from the start.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #13
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #14
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I go for half a tank regular and half a tank premium. There is differents ways to do so. I fill her up and at half a thank I fiil her up with the other octane and so on, this gives me a 50-50 octane.
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