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Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? #47652 Sep 23, 9:42pm Sep 23, 9:42pm
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Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise?
Just wondering if anyone has an opinion or knowledge about using the highest grade of gas in a GT?

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47653 Sep 23, 11:25pm Sep 23, 11:25pm
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you dont need anything above 89 octane

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47654 Sep 23, 11:26pm Sep 23, 11:26pm
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Actually I heard that the type of gas that you put into your car doesn't really matter that much unless it specifically states that you do so. I think it was on the discovery channel if I wasn't mistaken but getting any type of gasolene works just as well as any other type. You won't see any visible difference in acceleration or antyhing liek that. But that is just what I saw.

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47655 Sep 23, 11:44pm Sep 23, 11:44pm
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Dealership told me to use the highest grade I could get to help with a sulfur smell from the exhaust that is common with celicas. It has seemed to help. That's the only difference I can tell.


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47656 Sep 24, 5:13am Sep 24, 5:13am
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The higher grade of gas seems to last longer to me...

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: CooKie_MoNsTeR2k] #47657 Sep 24, 6:07am Sep 24, 6:07am
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Originally Posted by CooKie_MoNsTeR2k
The higher grade of gas seems to last longer to me...


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47658 Sep 24, 6:34am Sep 24, 6:34am
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Actually, I had the dealership leave my oil cap off after an oil change last year and sprayed my engine w/ oil. They replaced my MAS and mass airflow meter, but ever since then I CAN tell a difference in acceleration and perf b/t reg and premium. Is this indication of further problems w/ my GT?

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47659 Sep 24, 6:40am Sep 24, 6:40am
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The only difference Ive noticed is that my car seems to shift smother. I think thats just a mind thing because I have no idea what gas has to do with shifting. idunnoOther than that I havent noticed a difference.


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47660 Sep 24, 6:44am Sep 24, 6:44am
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I haven't noticed a difference when i run it confused

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: trog2233] #47661 Sep 24, 7:29am Sep 24, 7:29am
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Originally Posted by trog2233
I haven't noticed a difference when i run it confused


me neither

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47662 Sep 24, 7:53am Sep 24, 7:53am
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I think the main reason for wanting to use a higher grade of gas is that the higher the rating the less likely it is to detonate (explode when it's not supposed to) this can sometimes happen in hot conditions when the car is straining, think of the pinging you sometimes hear when you go up a hill. Or if you advance the timing then you will need higher octane. but for the most part you will not need to use a high octane fuel.

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47663 Sep 24, 10:14am Sep 24, 10:14am
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what is the GT rated for? 87? 89?

OK, assuming it's 87, you are wasting your money on anything higher. Your car will not benefit or produce more power with higher octane when your engine is stock.

Read up on why it's a waste of money:
http://www.superchargersonline.com/content.asp?ID=105


Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47664 Sep 24, 10:39am Sep 24, 10:39am
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Great post Rice, I never knew that. I'm going to mid grade from now on.

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47665 Sep 24, 12:04pm Sep 24, 12:04pm
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so i should stop using 94 for my GTS and get back to 91??


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47666 Sep 24, 12:08pm Sep 24, 12:08pm
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yes, if there is a reliable station serving 91, that's all you need.

Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Rice] #47667 Sep 24, 12:11pm Sep 24, 12:11pm
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Originally Posted by Rice
yes, if there is a reliable station serving 91, that's all you need.

alright then~ byebye 94! 91 here i come
gas prices are freaking high these dayz...better for my budget if i change to 91 also~ oh well thumbsupthanks for the info Rice~


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Striker] #47668 Sep 24, 12:21pm Sep 24, 12:21pm
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thanks rice! very helpful thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: fastceli2001] #47669 Sep 24, 12:21pm Sep 24, 12:21pm
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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
thanks rice! very helpful thumbsup thumbsup

he just saved us some money eh~ tongue


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Re: Premium Gas Worth It For The GT Performance Wise? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #47670 Sep 24, 1:25pm Sep 24, 1:25pm
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I run 95 octane gas here.
Not sure what it does performance-wise, not even sure if I can get lower octane gas.
I did use 'Shell Pura' once in my 6th gen celica, which was supposed to be better for my engine and for the environment.
Shit, I am sure my power dropped from the measly 116 hp to below 100 hp, even my girlfriend complained about the thing being slow.

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