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Old 03-02-2010, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, guys.
Went up North today and I feel like I got better milage. Maybe its a good thing after all...
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You will not get better mileage with higher octane, unless the computer is retarding the timing because of knock with the lower stuff, which I don't think is likely on a '00, as they should be meant to run on 87.
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I tried 87 and 89 on a road trip to see if there was any difference. Some people have reported improvement in mileage with 89. Also tried different settings on my Superchips,(had fun with 93 on the performance tune), but didn't really see any advantage over 87 on the economy tune.
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You'll be fine, just be sure not to run 87 octane all the time. Now install that Superchip, throw on that Varacam, slap on that Borla and do a burnout!
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You'll be fine, just be sure not to run 87 octane all the time. Now install that Superchip, throw on that Varacam, slap on that Borla and do a burnout!
Id be more than happy to do al that if you guys here on the ForumZ want to pay for it...

With regards to an improvement in milage, it was probably me experiencing the placebo effect. Oh well, you can always dream lol
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you'll get better mileage with better grade gas. It burns more efficiently, therefore more efficient altogether.

Also...a higher grade to make up for this ethanol crap will make a difference.
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All my vehicles have run better after a good road trip. Burns all the carbon out, and cleans out all the fuel lines.
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I think you'll be ok. I have 94 in my truck haha. Also programmed the Predator to the 93 octane tune!

I think the 89 would be good to run all the time. Higher octane is supposed to clean out the engine too. I never put low grade fuel in any of my vehicles its always mid or high grade. Well goodluck man!!
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Mine says in the manual that 89 octane is recommended but I can't tell a diff between 87 and 89 so I usually run 87 and occasionally put a tank of 89 in there.
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The only reason I run 89 is it is cheaper than 87. Gotta subsidize those corn growers here in the state (and I'm related to quite a few). If ethanol was any good, it wouldn't need all the government help.
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