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This is a discussion on Gas prices!!! within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have always put 93 octane in my car but with the un-godly gas prices, 87 octane is looking pretty ...

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    Question Gas prices!!!

    I have always put 93 octane in my car but with the un-godly gas prices, 87 octane is looking pretty good. my ? is can u put 87 octane in an LS1? what r the consequences? please

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    I do it all the time, and i too have a 98 Z. Car runs fine.

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    if your car is used to the good stuff it will run like crap on 87............I tried mid grade and it rattled like crazy

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    on my ss, it says premium recommended, but i use mid grad ''plus''

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    Premium around here averages 18 cents more than regular. It typically takes me 13 gallons to fill up. 13x.18=$2.34 savings for using regular. Not even 1 gallons worth of gas. I will keep using premium.

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    $4.19 here in Northeast Connecticut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berger21 View Post
    Premium around here averages 18 cents more than regular. It typically takes me 13 gallons to fill up. 13x.18=$2.34 savings for using regular. Not even 1 gallons worth of gas. I will keep using premium.
    I was waiting for someone to post that up


    Its $3.79 for 91 here in Tulsa.
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    i'm almost considering putting a lower grade in with some octane booster

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    what about a ls1 cammed lsa113 581 it's tuned real good it doesn't lobe at all unless its in reverse thats where im worried if i go lower octane it might die more in reverse.. sometimes in reverse if i dont let it warm up it dies because of some uknown reason.. help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I was waiting for someone to post that up


    Its $3.79 for 91 here in Tulsa.
    Went up to $3.99 today in Grand Rapids. (Regular)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02SOMZ View Post
    $4.19 here in Northeast Connecticut
    What part of CT you from?

    I just paid 4.08/gal for 93

    The funny thing is I bought my car for better gas mileage compared to my other cars

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    A few months ago I started putting 87 in cause I'm used to putting it in my wife's vehicle. Only put about 3 gallons in or so then I switched it back to 93 and didn't have any problems but I was wondering the same thing.

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    This has been talked about to death.

    Chances are good that going to a lower octane may cause detonation if you lean on the car routinely..

    It may not be audible, because the car does a good job of pulling the timing out before damage results.
    Problem with that is the this will hurt mileage slightly and performance suffers as well. If it senses knock it will learn a new timing curve taking timing tables from the low octane table,,,so the above happens.

    Putting around town at light throttle may not change anything.

    But why bother anyway. The difference in price from high octane to low octane doesn't even give you a gallon of gas,,,,as it's been figured already (thanks Berger21) So why take the chances.
    I'm willing to bet if you dig around your couch you could find enough loose change to cover the difference

    Gas here for 94 octane is $4.25 gallon yesterday. Been buying it for 25+ years and I'll keep doing so until Sunoco quits making it.

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    Yeah but over years of fill ups I'm sure it'd make a substantial difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Yeah but over years of fill ups I'm sure it'd make a substantial difference.
    Naaa,,doesn't bother me. I'm actually at an advantage here. Since I've been using it for the better part of a 1/4 century,,,filling up 6 of our cars with it to be exact,,,I really haven't felt the dent in the pocket book that others have.

    Since I have been paying higher than average price than most of the general public all these years,,,,We are somewhat used to it anyway

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    I'm not saying I'm going to switch over. I want to do what's best for my car and I'm sure putting 93 octane is what's best. If I can't afford the gas I shouldn't have the car right? But it is getting ridiculous being over $4 per gallon now w/ no end in sight in terms of how high it will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppn View Post
    What part of CT you from?

    I just paid 4.08/gal for 93

    The funny thing is I bought my car for better gas mileage compared to my other cars
    Killingly area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    I'm not saying I'm going to switch over. I want to do what's best for my car and I'm sure putting 93 octane is what's best. If I can't afford the gas I shouldn't have the car right? But it is getting ridiculous being over $4 per gallon now w/ no end in sight in terms of how high it will go.
    Ya you are right. No telling where it will end. It's also affecting other things, having an overall effect on the economy if it keeps up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    I'm not saying I'm going to switch over. I want to do what's best for my car and I'm sure putting 93 octane is what's best. If I can't afford the gas I shouldn't have the car right? But it is getting ridiculous being over $4 per gallon now w/ no end in sight in terms of how high it will go.


    Thats what America gets for being fucking stupid enough to put another oil tycoon into the white house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Thats what America gets for being fucking stupid enough to put another oil tycoon into the white house.
    Hey I didn't vote for him....lol

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