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Old 06-01-2016, 10:20 AM
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Not another one of these again, and all based off an article where they based it off using up 1 tank of gas?

For what is less than the cost of 1 cup of coffee per tank of gas, I will follow the manufacturers recommendations for something as basic as fuel, especially since I don't lease my car, and will keep it for more than a couple of years, and more than a couple of tanks worth of gas.

Every mass produced car requiring 91+, no matter how high performing won't explode using regular, just like they won't explode using crappy oil, filters, etc, etc. So yes they can run on things below the specs that were designed for, but the recommendations are the recommendations for a reason.

Just a reminder this is the TLX forum, so stay on topic please.

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the funny thing is... CR likely still had a few gallons of 91 in the car when they filled it up with 87... yup, one tank isn't very indicative of anything.
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the funny thing is... CR likely still had a few gallons of 91 in the car when they filled it up with 87... yup, one tank isn't very indicative of anything.
From the article:
In order to purge the cars of premium that could be in the fuel system, we drove them nearly dry, then ran through a full tank of regular gas before starting testing.
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What does nearly dry mean? In my 3G TL, even when it says "0km until empty", and the needle looks buried, there's still 2 gallons left in the tank.
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What does nearly dry mean? In my 3G TL, even when it says "0km until empty", and the needle looks buried, there's still 2 gallons left in the tank.
I'm sure CR has additional equipment in their garages.
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OK. it doesn't
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Originally Posted by djjoe View Post
just put mid grade 89 if you are looking to save money,
Bad idea.

Last regular I paid was $1.08/L. Premium was $1.21 and "89" was $1.18, too close to make a difference.
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Bad idea.

Last regular I paid was $1.08/L. Premium was $1.21 and "89" was $1.18, too close to make a difference.
you left out the rest of my post, i agree which is why i said

"just put mid grade 89 if you are looking to save money, but IMHO luxury car buyers have a little more to spend thats why they went with an acura over a honda


why worry about a few extra cents, especially if the person owns a 2.4 over the v6"
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
What does nearly dry mean? In my 3G TL, even when it says "0km until empty", and the needle looks buried, there's still 2 gallons left in the tank.
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I'm sure CR has additional equipment in their garages.
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DANG. I disappear for a week and we get a 4 page gasoline thread. I love AZine
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DANG. I disappear for a week and we get a 4 page gasoline thread. I love AZine
Did you disappear into a wormhole or something? Thread's been around for 2 years....
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Did you disappear into a wormhole or something? Thread's been around for 2 years....
Honestly not paying attention. All the gas threads start looking the same as they all blur together.
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What does nearly dry mean? In my 3G TL, even when it says "0km until empty", and the needle looks buried, there's still 2 gallons left in the tank.
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