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Old 03-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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gas choice?

regular, midgrade, or premium?

What do you plan on using?
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8012

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Old 03-16-2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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regular, unleaded, or premium?

What do you plan on using?
Around here we have a choice of regular (87), midgrade (89) or premimum (93-94) , all by federal law are unleaded for highway use...

I will use regular...(unleaded of course)
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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regular, unleaded, or premium?

What do you plan on using?
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lol, i meant regular, midgrade, premium
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Do you want the best performance and knock protection? Then you will get premium (91+). Do you want to cheap out? Then get whatever low grade 10% ethanol mix you can find.
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For me it depends on the price difference between Regular and Premium. When it was 15 to 20 cents a gallon difference I was buying premium. Price is going back up here with Regular at $1.95 and Premium at $3.10
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Jesus, 87 is $1.69 in OK. 91 is only $1.91.
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Do you want the best performance and knock protection? Then you will get premium (91+). Do you want to cheap out? Then get whatever low grade 10% ethanol mix you can find.
If you talk to the GM engineers, The car is recommended for regular gas.. You buy premimum you are just wasting money and gas the SS guys can use ...

If the car was recommended for premimum but can use regular you would be partially right. because of all the sensors on these engines it can detect what grade gas is bing used and retune it'self accordingly. so knocking is not a problem..but performance will be downgraded some.. My Sky and HHR are recommended for premimum but they can use regular, which I use most of the time. and back when the gas went to $4.50 a gallon there was no premimum...
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Why not use premium? It's just like why not use synthetic oil. It can't do anything but help, and the only difference it cost. If you want the best for your car, and the price difference is agreeable with you, go for it.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:11 PM   #12
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Why not use premium? It's just like why not use synthetic oil.
For the V8...I agree with this logic.

But it won't do anything for the V6. It was fuel-mapped FOR regular, certified on regular, and reccomends regular...there is no benefit in running higher octane in this engine.
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For the V8...I agree with this logic.

But it won't do anything for the V6. It was fuel-mapped FOR regular, certified on regular, and reccomends regular...there is no benefit in running higher octane in this engine.

till you throw TT's on it....lol either motor will have premium ran in it if I'm filling it up.
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Since this is the V6 powertrain section I assumed this was talking only about the V6.
Maybe the title should reflect that.
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300 hp on regular gas - that's just one of the appeals of the V6.
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There's no benefit of using premium when the engine is designed for regular. HOWEVER, you might want to check out http://toptiergas.com/ This site lists the gas companies that more then meet the government requirement for detergents and are recommended by GM, BMW and other. Other brands like Exxon and BP meet these detergent requirments in their premium, but not all grades. To make the top tier gas list ALL grades must meet the requirment. Shell, Texaco and Chevron are on the list and one of them should be available anywhere you are in the U.S.
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Why not use premium? It's just like why not use synthetic oil. It can't do anything but help, and the only difference it cost. If you want the best for your car, and the price difference is agreeable with you, go for it.
Help what? If you are going to be racing 100% of the time then premium/synthetic may be the best way to go.

You run two identical cars, one with premium/sythetic and the other with regular/dino and you will not be able to tell the difference over the long run. The only thing premium fuel and synthetic is good for is making your tummy feel good and lining other's pocket with pure profit.
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There's no benefit of using premium when the engine is designed for regular. HOWEVER, you might want to check out http://toptiergas.com/ This site lists the gas companies that more then meet the government requirement for detergents and are recommended by GM, BMW and other. Other brands like Exxon and BP meet these detergent requirments in their premium, but not all grades. To make the top tier gas list ALL grades must meet the requirment. Shell, Texaco and Chevron are on the list and one of them should be available anywhere you are in the U.S.
I don't think the government requires detergents in gasoline. I hope all realize that Chevron, Texaco, Shell are only different from the mom and pop small gas stations in additives only. And again, over the long run, this will not make any differences. I don't care to pay $.30 extra per gallon for a warm and fuzzy.
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I'm taking Premium(92 in WA)... Its already going in the Suby, so wont be much change...


And for those that want some info... an 08 WRX... 21MPG average.... so the SS will get better fuel economy. This is a 2.5L 240HP car... and it only gets 21mpg.... HAH.. and they say imports have great economy.
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That's on the highway.... I am sure it will burn up the swill if you dog on it.

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I don't think the government requires detergents in gasoline. I hope all realize that Chevron, Texaco, Shell are only different from the mom and pop small gas stations in additives only. And again, over the long run, this will not make any differences. I don't care to pay $.30 extra per gallon for a warm and fuzzy.
The government does require detergents, but they lowered the requirement several years ago. As for cost, I live in the D.C. area and travel up and down I-95 and into the mid-central region. I've never seen much of a difference between brands in the same area. The Shell station I normally fill up at is the same price as the 7-11 down the road a couple of miles. I find a bigger difference when crossing town, i.e. taxing, borders.
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I run whatever the manufacturer requires/suggests. So if says its made to run on premmy, than that is what I run regardless of price and vice versa. Difference in 20c a gal is not all that much between the two at the end, gas here when I last got some a day ago was like 1.91 for 87, 93 was 2.09 or something, difference of like not even $2.
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I'll be safe an use midgrade or premium.
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