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Apr 16, 6:54am - #443565 
Gas

I'm just curious on what everyone puts for gas in their Celica??

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Apr 16, 7:08am - #443566 
I use gasoline, the stuff from the pumps.

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Apr 16, 7:13am - #443567 
Okay, thanks... do you use the Super stuff? I'm not a total moron...

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Apr 16, 7:57am - #443568 
Oh, so THAT's what you meant! wink

I've been using Regular Unleaded, but since I've been questioning that here... I now know I've been a retard & that this "high performance" engine requires Premium, so I will now be using (as much as I hate to) Premium gas for my GTS Engine

My old GT worked fine w/ regular & never required it... but even in the users-guide, it says that the GTS engine requires a minimum of 91 octane.

When I make the switch (just waiting for the rest of this gas to drain), I really wonder if there's going to be any performance difference.

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Apr 16, 8:34am - #443569 
Okay, that's what I wanted to know...

I've been using the Prumium, I know the manual sales a minimum of 91 octane, but I was just curious if others were trying other stuff, because of gas prices.

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Apr 16, 9:27am - #443570 
the ECU of the GTS, as well as the engine, relies on the use of 91 octane. if youre not putting that in, youre not getting the most of your car, not to mention the serious negative effects that will happen to your motor.

the negative effects of not using the recommended octane (91) are:
-engine knocking
-faster decay of your engine
-possibly killing your engine.

i know gas is very expensive, but i dont wanna see a celica die. grin wink thumbsup


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Apr 16, 10:11am - #443571 
Yes, you should definitely be putting premium gas in your GTS, Erin.


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Apr 16, 10:25am - #443572 
yea, even the old gts needs 91, but lately i've needed to use 89 because of the prices here angry

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Apr 17, 11:47am - #443573 
i use the cheapest 91 i cna find wink Kangaroo gas all the way!!!

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Apr 17, 1:54pm - #443574 
how many threads are we going to have about gasoline? goodness! haha


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Apr 17, 2:30pm - #443575 
^yeah really...lol. BTW I use 93 octane...that's the premium where i'm at... thumbsup

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Apr 17, 4:02pm - #443576 
I use mid to premium for my GT and regular if I am strapped for cash.

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Apr 17, 5:40pm - #443577 
91 octane is midgrade fuel here, i always use 93, wonder if its better to run 91 or 93 in gts

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Apr 17, 8:33pm - #443578 
there will be more and more threads about gas as long as the prices are where they are at. thumbsdown


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Apr 17, 10:51pm - #443579 
screw kuwait oil!


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Apr 18, 11:02am - #443580 
Its better to use premium gas and pay a few extra bucks then risk major engine damage, just look at it this way its only like a 10-20 cent difference between 87 and 93 gas so you are only paying like $1.50-$3 more. $3 at the pump vs $5000 for a new motor, which would you risk.

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Apr 18, 11:08am - #443581 
10-20 cent difference between 87 and 93? where do you live?? we have a good 20 cent difference between 87 and 89 here...

and i sweeeeeeeeaaaaaar that "blowing the motor" is a bunch of bs... we've always used 87 in ALL of our cars... and none of them have ever had problems (well up until they hit the 100,000 mile mark... but most cars have problems then anyways) i agree that maybe it's BETTER... but it's not gonna blow your motor...


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Apr 18, 12:04pm - #443582 
whats everybody's best millage on a full tank of gas, im currently on 454.7 and still got about 10 miles to go. Just lost my last sliver at about 450 and when that usually happens i got about 20 miles left. My previous record was 450 even.

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Apr 18, 12:09pm - #443583 
i (assuming) never said that your engine will blow up. but it will speed up the decay factor that all engines go through.


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Apr 18, 12:12pm - #443584 
^^ no i didn't mean you specifically... i actually missed your thread.. haha.. i meant the person above me who said $5000 for a new motor...

and also... FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS for a new motor?!?!!? haha... I would definately look into used parts before I'd spend that!!


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Apr 18, 12:56pm - #443585 
Maybe the $5000 includes labour?
Maniak, I regularly get just over 400 out of a tank, but I never let the gauge go that low (crud always waits at the bottom of the tank) so you're probably getting about the same mileage as I do.

I just spent 5 minutes doing the freaking conversion from metric to imperial, and Cdn. $ to US $, and came to the conclusion that I'm paying $3.12 US a gallon for 91 Octane (1.03 per litre if anyone wants to check my math). That would be $45 to fill a dead-empty tank. In Maine, the state nearest to me, the price of premium seems to average $2.42/gallon. Yeah, I just love Canadian taxation...if only they spent the fuel taxes on the (*&^%#% roads here life might be better angry. Good thing I can walk to work, there are potholes on the main road that could eat a Celi eek

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Apr 18, 3:17pm - #443586 
I ust 93

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Apr 19, 6:51am - #443587 
are you suppose to use 91/93 octane for the GT or is that just the GTS? I religously put 89/91 (whatever the midgrade happens to be) in mine and put 91/93 in for trips. Is it better to run 91/93 (higrade) for the GT or will it put around okay on the midgrade?


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