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Old 05-25-2008, 08:53 PM
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Gas question

I just bought a 2000 prelude base model (i believe it's base since it doesn't say SH) and I was wondering what gas should I use for it. In the manual it says I should use premium and my coworker said I prob should use it to. I've been putting regular in it since I got it cause of the insane price of gas (reg: 3.76, mid: 3.86, prem: 3.98).

Would it be better on the engine to spend the extra for the premium or can I get away with using regular? Thanks for your help.
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always put premium in your prelude, don't cheap out on your engine
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:59 PM
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alright, thanks for the help. next time i get gas i'll get it. i just wasn't sure if it would make a big difference, cause for the year i owned my eclipse i never put premium in that and it was fine.
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its better for your engine and our motors need a cretin octane to run correctly, plus you can feel the power difference between regular and premium
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:26 PM
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I can't rember what the tank size is but if it was a 15 gallon fillin up with the reg would be 56.85 prem would be 59.70. It's only 3 buck per full tank. You will get better mpg and car runs a lil better with the prem and it burns a lot clean. If you get gas at a cheap place get a full tank ever few weeks at BP or shell. They add stuff to there gas to help clan ur engine.
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If petrol wasn't this expensive and if I wasn't driving this much I'd put premium (here its 98 octane). But I usually put mid (95 octane) and it runs well. I wouldn't use regular (here 91 octane) to die for. My mate lost massive power with b18c teg on regular and had to have the tank and fuel lines drained. It was that bad after only 2 weeks.
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91 is premium here. some places have 93, if you're lucky.

87 is regular, 89 is super. hahahaha
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we have a sunoco around here that has a 110 octane pump.

I'm gettin a base map for it and trying it out lol.

don't ask the cost........... haha
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WOW. I never knew that. Now I know why all these EUDM and USDM cars are detunned.
I put 98 and +8octane boost in my ZC sohc integra but didn't feel anything different consumption or performance. Only difference was $15 cost worth of octane :(.
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I'm gettin a base map for it and trying it out lol.

don't ask the cost........... haha
sunoco has the best gas i have seen to bad one is not hear so i get shell or BP
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