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Old 17 Aug 2007, 07:30 am
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Default Reg Gas or Premium??

I am picking up my new 2005 GT Turbo with 5 speed.....the dealer never mentioned the gas.....looking at a post ....is it correct this takes the Premium fuel??? My 2003 Jag X-type need the high stuff....but after awile when prices went up I was using regular & no problms at all......Has anyone used regular in the GT Turbo?

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Old 17 Aug 2007, 07:38 am
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Chrysler recommends using Premium gas (91 or higher). You can use regular because of the knock sensor, however you will notice a difference in performance. You might be better off to use mid grade gas and get some performance. I use 93 premium in my GT. These engines are not high compression either.
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Old 17 Aug 2007, 01:37 pm
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i have been using mid grade (89) oct and it has been fine
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i have been using mid grade (89) oct and it has been fine
I also am using mid grade. On the way home from CTR 7 I drove my GT from Steambost Springs to Heber City and got just under 31mpg. The rest of the way home the mpg was a little less but still good. My GT at least seems to like the mountains.
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 01:05 am
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If someone is too cheap to use premium, the recommended gas in a GT, then sell your car and buy a turbo lite or a Honda so you can burn regular. I have a friend with an Aeroforce Interceptor Pro Scan Gauge

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While doing an experiment with running regular gas and midgrade gas in a GT you would be amazed at the amount of knock not prevented by the pcm. You wouldn't allow anything but premium gas in your GT. Eventual engine damage to save a measly $100 a year not using premium. How sad and how cheap.
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 11:51 pm
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Default Re: Reg Gas or Premium??

I have to go with the using premium point of view.You may not notice any problems at first using a lower grade ,but there is a reason its recommended by the manufacturer .My Harley is supposed to run premium fuel too ,and saving a couple of bucks today isnt worth damaging my baby.The knock sensor is there to keep damage from happening because you may have inadvertently bought some bad gas.Its not meant to be a long term solution that allows the use of a low grade fuel.
Hell why buy a GT at all if your not willing to buy a fuel that will let it run the way it was tuned to run?Seems kinda pointless to me..
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:48 pm
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Does the higher grade gas help in the non-turbo crusiers? Im running 87 right now.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 01:31 am
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Does the higher grade gas help in the non-turbo crusiers? Im running 87 right now.
No, doesn't help at all. 87 is perfect for your car.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 10:52 am
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I am picking up my new 2005 GT Turbo with 5 speed.
Larry

Nice looking car, I have a black Touring Edition (see the gallery) with only 3000 miles on it.

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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:52 pm
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So is there absolutely NO advantage to using Premium or Mid Range in a Base model PT Cruiser?
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