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Regular 4 10.00%
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Poll: Regular, mid-grade, or premium gas

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Old 06-11-14, 11:06 AM   #1
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OK, so my previous posting was misunderstood. No need for anybody to post a response to this post (Mods, please do not close and merge with the "other" mega thread). I just want to know how many people are using regular in the car. Hence the new poll!

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Hey, I mean at the end of the day the difference between regular and premium is $4.40 (only $0.20 more) to $11.00 (your $0.50 more) per tank full out of pocket. . .
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Sigh..yet another fuel post. ...
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Sigh..yet another fuel post. ...
lol!! you made me laugh, should we say once again, "you got to pay to play"?
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My opinion; Premium Vehicle=Premium Gas
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The last two paragraphs of this story by Car & Driver sums things up:

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...results-page-2
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Well, no, I'm trying to collect data, not opinions............
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Any opinions of this?

Which is better? Premium fuel with ethanol or regular gas without any ethanol. I still have a gas station about 15 minutes away that sells regular only without ethanol. I know it’s much better for my lawn equipment. But what about my cars that require premium.
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Well, no, I'm trying to collect data, not opinions............
There are tons of posts on this topic already. .have you really searched? Just sayin..its a topic beat to death
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I would say the poll results already at 17-1 pretty much sum it up. Saving at most $11 isn't worth it. If it is, there are other vehicles.
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at 12:1 compression ratio (technically 11.8:1) I won't even bother with it and put in premium, even though I'm at high altitude where gas starts at 85 octane and is ok for normal non-premium vehicles (87 required) to run 85 because of lower atmospheric pressure.

It's not about which octane is a better gasoline, it's about letting the engine perform as it was designed. Yes the engine does have revisions in place to run lower octane fine, but I would rather those systems be inactive and allow it to operate as designed.

don't get confused by the octane number, they mean the opposite. lower octane gasoline has actually more energy, hence why it is more prone to detonation (fuel exploding prior to spark plugs light off = wrong time for ignition), but it does not mean you get more power running lower octane. More power is harnessed by increasing engine compression ratio (either with increased piston stroke or forced induction).

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You should have posted that response in the combined fuel thread Persocon, but supporting some of the ideas of E85 ethanol fuel, Koenigsegg's website speaks to this on their CCXR: "When running on petrol, the 4.7 liter twin-supercharged Koenigsegg engine delivers 806 Bhp. This already-impressive figure rises to an exhilarating 1018 Bhp when the car is run on E85 Biofuel."

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Thanks everyone. So it looks like the consensus from an admittedly small (and possibly biased) sample is 10% regular, 90% premium. I've been through half a dozen tankfulls of regular since starting this poll. Everything seems fine; hint of lightly worse gas consumption but will need more miles to confirm.
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Kills me that these cheap azz folks buy a premiun car that calls for premium fuel and they want to save a couple bucks with cheaper fuel...comical. I wonder if these same folks rub their tree air freshner on their $45 suit for cologne too..you know..cuz its cheaper
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Kills me that these cheap azz folks buy a premiun car that calls for premium fuel and they want to save a couple bucks with cheaper fuel...comical. I wonder if these same folks rub their tree air freshner on their $45 suit for cologne too..you know..cuz its cheaper
lmaooo this is too funny but i feel ya, its simple premium vehicle=premium fuel,its a 1:1 ratio
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