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My friend just got his brothers 5th gen and he was surprised when I told him u need to put at least 91 octane. he's filled up about 4 or 5 times with regular (87).

what are the effects of that?
 

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poor performance, octane knock, possible detonation(but not very likely)...

just make sure he dun do it again.. :laugh:
 

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yea i told him I'll have to kick his ass if he does it again
 

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Its not going to hurt anything but performance. It may cause pinging also but you are fine just dont make it a common thing.
 

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Yep, the knock sensor will detect it and will retard your timing. Will you notice it? Probably not, but you should tell your friend to save some extra money for premium, the motor will appreciate it.
 

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I've never put anything but Premium in my car... everyone is correct in saying you shouldn't make a habit out of it.
 

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the car will explode!!!

jk :p :)

i put 87 in my car once, just wasn't thinking. didn't hurt anything, but as others have said, avoid it :)
 

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ahhh just put some 110 octane in that mofo!!!!!!!!!!

j/k....91 and up only!!!!!
 

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he was telling me how it felt a lot smoother w/ premium. i said no ****! and slapped him upside the head.
 

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lol, yeah, uhh, I didn't do it. my friend's brother did it. yeah, I told him he was a moron. I can't believe he didn't know...

uhh yeah, so, why is it bad? cause I didn't do it, but my friend did.
:laugh: uh huh. ;)
 

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I felt a loss of performance when I put in 89. Damn gas station ran out of 91 :rolleyes:

It's also suprising to me that people don't look at their gauges where it says "Premium Fuel Only"
 

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"It's also suprising to me that people don't look at their gauges where it says "Premium Fuel Only"

My thoughts exactly.:rolleyes:

93 Octane here!

-Andy
 

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search, it wont do anything harmful because like many people have said your car will automatically retard the timing causing you to loose a little power.
 
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