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They recommend but not necessary.


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2006 Sly Solstice
VIN: 1715
Kilometers: 97km
 

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but then they talk about less performance and engine knock with lower octane....guess it is 89 for me
 

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I just want my Sky so I can put some gas in and drive. :banghead:
 

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After rasing 3 kids and struggling in my life -- I'll be nice to complain that I have to use High Octane...
I never owned a car that would "Lose performance with lower octane fuels.":cool:
 

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Rick Tinley Park said:
After rasing 3 kids and struggling in my life -- I'll be nice to complain that I have to use High Octane...
I never owned a car that would "Lose performance with lower octane fuels.":cool:
Back when 'Ethyl' was 43 cents a gallon, I used to use it in my lawn mower and then charge the people more when I mowed their lawn.
I could get $5 a lawn back then!
 

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The miata recommends 91 octane, but the dealer said regular is okay.
 

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niteslider said:
We loaded regular in my friends sol and it runs fine
It'll run fine but you're more then likely not running at 100% performance. The engine retards timing to counteract knocking caused by using low octane fuel in a high compression ratio engine. You'll probably never really notice it unless you're really in tune with your car but it is still happening.
 

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Had to use high octane in my lexus, got use to it.
 

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You will notice it in lower gas milage. To fill up a tank it will probably cost you $2 more, is that really going to break anyone??:confused:
 

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vstar said:
Had to use high octane in my lexus, got used to it.
:agree: Same with my Benz. Ol' Mercy did like to drink the good stuff, God rest her soul. I think the difference in cost (annualized at about $106 for me) will be well worth it for maximum enjoyment of my Sky. Given my propensity for breaking things, particularly automobiles, the peace of mind I get from following the manufacterer's recommendations in every way is pretty substantial too.
 
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