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Old 02-18-2014, 11:15 PM
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Premium or regular

I just got my prelude and the guy who owned it before me never used premium. Should I start using premium or should I just keep using regular. And what's the difference between the two?
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:09 AM
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Re: Premium or regular

look at the gauge cluster............................. it says premium fuel only.
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Labels also inside the fuel door. U should use just premium. Our cars are ment to run on a higher octane.
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That doesnt mean to throw th ehighest octane in there. Just 91 is good.
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That doesnt mean to throw th ehighest octane in there. Just 91 is good.
here in Texas we only have 87 89 93 lol so 93 it is
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Higher compression engines require higher octane. Do some research, knowledge is power!
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Re: Premium or regular

The octane that needs to be used is based upon the area. I took a trip to New Mexico, from TX, and there is a difference in the octane that is available. I looked up why at the time, but now it escapes me as to the differences, but you should certainly use the highest in your area to keep it running at peak performance. I would say to research just like the others because it is a very important thing to know to make sure that the vehicle runs right.

I know that my old VW Touareg knocked slightly when using regular (also suggested premium fuel).
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Re: Premium or regular

It's got something to do with detonation before or after reaching tdc and not setting off the knock sensor.. Mine ran like crap with 87 and weird with 94..

Laz, puht last galun UV gas 87 and turn tank of 93 into 91 !
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Re: Premium or regular

meh, i don't think it really matters. However, is it really gonna break the bank by paying an extra 4c a gallon?

my buddy always ran 87 in his 3000gt, never had a problem with it. couple of friends have been running 87 in their motorcycles and never had a problem
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meh, i don't think it really matters. However, is it really gonna break the bank by paying an extra 4c a gallon?

my buddy always ran 87 in his 3000gt, never had a problem with it. couple of friends have been running 87 in their motorcycles and never had a problem
herd of this actually. herd the engines a bit winey at first, but after that there fine...
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Re: Premium or regular

Go with premium if you can, my car is actually picky If I use anything else I notice she idles a little rough.
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meh, i don't think it really matters. However, is it really gonna break the bank by paying an extra 4c a gallon?

my buddy always ran 87 in his 3000gt, never had a problem with it. couple of friends have been running 87 in their motorcycles and never had a problem

I had a 3000gt as my last car and if I ever put anything less than premium into it I could feel a big difference. With the prelude I don't feel it but still always go premium, it's about 60 cents more so 10 dollars extra per fill up but I get paranoid if I don't lol.
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Re: Premium or regular

Ahhhh the virtues of owning and operating a sports car.

Using regular can cause enough ping to make your knock sensor retard the timing.
You won't even know it if it's working proper. That is until you ask your engine to really get a move on.

If you don't drive the car a lot use marine fuel stabilizer. It helps keep the octane where it began. Ethanol blended fuels lose octane in a few weeks and gums up your fuel system.
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Always Always use premium if you want your motor to last for the long haul.
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