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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 sport coupe. I have read in numerous articles that the 2.4 engine that I have in the sport is borderline where you should use Premium gas. I know the SS engine does but was wondering about the sport model I have.

I find it weird that it would need Premium but as i said there have been reviews done on it saying you should use it.

Anyone know for sure?

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It is "recommended" that you use premium 91 octane for the 2.4L engine. However, i have been using regular since i got mine and i havent had any problems. 91 octane will just give you slightly increased performance, but 89 wont hurt it.

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That is what I thought. Is the performance using 91 noticable?

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ss/na=sport= prem
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That is what I thought. Is the performance using 91 noticable?
No, its not gonna register on the ass dyno.

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Not sure how the ignition system on our cars work, I never looked into it. But I wouldn't spend the extra money for it if you can't even notice it, especially with the price of gas now.
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i run premium in my tank. ive been running it since i got the car. i think it may be in my head but when i put in regular i feel like my car runs like dirt. and for 25 cents extra...oh well.
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The higher the octane level, the less amount of carbon build up you get. Thats why high performance cars like vettes and mustangs use 91. The injection system clogs less. I put 91 in my 2.2 once or twice a year, just to help clean things up a bit. Theres no noticable difference though.

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Any "difference" you might feel is in your head. Octane has nothing at all to do with your cars power, all it does is have a higher resistance to knock which is why high compression and FI engines use it. It's nothing more then that.

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couldn't we all just go Hydrogen instead of paying over 4 dollars for gas:P

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