totally agree.....I would like to make a suggestion.
For those, that would like to use regular in their V6 engines with well over 200 HP.
The proper way to do it would be lowering the compression. You can put double head gasket or even bore the head chamber.
This way instead of 230 HP you will have 180, but you'll be able to run on regular just fine.
Or better yet, buy 180HP Toyota and don't waste our time on this forum.
Good point jlomon. Based on your entire post, my guess is that using less than 91 octane fuel will cost any of us more, both short and long term....So you're going to risk damage to your engine and catalytic converters and not save an appreciable amount of money. You could actually wind up spending more, depending on how aggressively your ECU dials the spark back in order to account for the lower octane.
The same is true of automobiles,Hi everyone I was reading an article on the web and it stated that premium gas only cars can run on regular gas. you'll just lose on perfomance. The knock sensor will handle everything else. Is this true can I get a conformation? Reason is of course everyone knows the price of Premium gas in CA is crazy $4.59 per gallon and climbing
I don't know about every Hyundai model, but the Santa Fe SUV calls for premium fuel. The people I knew who tried the regular instead of premium thing own one. I know, what a surprise....The same is true of automobiles,
Mercedes uses Premium fuel MSRP $54,325.00
Hundai uses regular fuel MSRP $16,040.00
They both operate on same roads.
Where do you find gas stations with attendant ? It must be overseas (not USA)?Does anyone think I need to be worried about running ONE tank of regular fuel through my engine? The idiot gas station attendant filled it with regular when I asked for premium...should I be worried if I never use regular again after I run though this tank of gas?
That reminds me: Rameses75 please go to the top of any of the Benzworld pages and look for the User CP (control panel). In there you will see how to create your profile with model, year, and location of you and your car. That info is sometimes very useful to others when you have a question or problem.Where do you find gas stations with attendant ? It must be overseas (not USA)?