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#1 Old 08-11-2003, 08:03 PM
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Unhappy gas probs

hey everyone! what would happen if say someone working at a gas station put 87 octane gas in my car instead of the normal 94 octane gas... i put my utech on stock mode.. and iam trying to burn off the gas... but just wondering if it will hurt my car... thxs
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It is good you set the mapping back to stock. Drive easy. The manual says you can use regular gas for EMERGENCY ONLY so 1 tank shouldn't hurt.

Hope it is OK
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thxs for your help.. i hope it will be ok to !!
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I honestly think that when I bought my car, they had 87 or 89 in it. It was idling kinda rough, and just didn't seem to really have the power I thought it should have had. The first tank I bought was obviously 93, and it cleared up all those problems. So all the factory ECU is gonna do is retard your timing to stop the "knocking".....hence it wont run as well, and it might idle a little rough. Not a huge issue....just don't make a habit of it. lol

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Yeah, but the factory computer will pull a lot more timing out of the engine than is needed just to avoid knock, which will make it run even worse.

Higher octane gas degrades quicker too if it sits. Always buy gas from well-traveled fillup stations so it is fresh. If you bought a used car that sat on the lot for a while with a half tank it may have had a lot of condensation in it too.

Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
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