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Old 26 Apr 2003, 10:02 am
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Im canadian and just bought a PT Gt silver ,im in the process of modifiing my turbo ,, thanks for the info ,,great forum .. a question .. have read in the ;;do it yourself ;site that gas doesnt matter .. in here it seem important .. what should i put in the tank..(hoping my english is not too bad)

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Old 26 Apr 2003, 10:11 am
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Gas does and will matter in your GT ! The owners manual reccommends 91 octane . If you go lower you risk pinging and/or possible engine damage. What most people have noticed is that going much higher doesn't really enhance the engine performance in stock setup. However in my area I have a choice of 89 or 93 octane and noticed a definate difference when running 89 so I stick with 93.

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Old 26 Apr 2003, 10:52 am
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Welcome to the forum <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle> and enjoy your new ride.

Gas does matter so stay with 91 or higher octane. After all, most of us purchased the GT to get optimum performance. I use Chevron Supreme gasoline (92 octane) with good results.

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Gas does and will matter in your GT ! The owners manual reccommends 91 octane . If you go lower you risk pinging and/or possible engine damage. What most people have noticed is that going much higher doesn't really enhance the engine performance in stock setup. However in my area I have a choice of 89 or 93 octane and noticed a definate difference when running 89 so I stick with 93.

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Old 26 Apr 2003, 07:16 pm
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I have read in the owners manual that you can safely run Regular unleaded.

Check your Owners Manual to be sure!

However,it does cause some slight pinging, which isn't worth the approx. $1.50 per tank savings.

Also, I have read somewhere on the message boards that running octane higher than 91 is Not recommended.

Many stations here only offer a choice of 87, 89, or 93 octane, so I personally use 89.




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Old 26 Apr 2003, 09:02 pm
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I have read in the owners manual that you can safely run Regular unleaded.

Check your Owners Manual to be sure!

However,it does cause some slight pinging, which isn't worth the approx. $1.50 per tank savings.

Also, I have read somewhere on the message boards that running octane higher than 91 is Not recommended.

Many stations here only offer a choice of 87, 89, or 93 octane, so I personally use 89.



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In using 89 octane does the phrase "possible engine damage" ring a bell? Do you think the pinging sound is just innocent noise? I haven't heard or seen that 93 octane is bad. A lot of GT owners use it. Look on the inside of your gas door. It says use premium gas. I'd hate to see you damage your engine by using 89 octane.
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Old 26 Apr 2003, 11:14 pm
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I've used nothing but 93 since mile 1 and the only sound I hear is the tires chirping.

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Old 26 Apr 2003, 11:33 pm
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Nothing but 92 here!
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Old 27 Apr 2003, 04:59 am
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Accidentally put one tank of 89 in my turbo. Performance was noticeably reduced. Use 91 octane and plan to stay with it.
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Old 27 Apr 2003, 06:32 am
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I too used 1 tank of 93 and noticed a drop in performance[8)]
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