110 octane in a car


dario03
10-25-2003, 07:01 PM
Would it be safe to put 1 gallon of 110 octane(leaded) or 101 octane(unleaded) with 16 gallons of 87octane(unleaded) into a 2003 Impala LS or any car. If it is, would there be any benifits.

ivymike1031
10-25-2003, 09:02 PM
leaded fuel will trash a catalyst, so no.
if the car is rated for 87 octane, then there will be absolutely no benefit to using higher octane fuel.

454Casull
10-25-2003, 09:53 PM
leaded fuel will trash a catalyst, so no.
if the car is rated for 87 octane, then there will be absolutely no benefit to using higher octane fuel.
Listen to this guy.

JaSeMoney999
11-16-2003, 10:45 PM
leaded fuel also clogs the o2 sensor so it will not work

JohnnyWash1
11-17-2003, 07:26 PM
Lead was used to raise octane in the past, and no longer necessary in current fuels. Listen to these guys; higher octane only benefits cars that require it.

Jon

integra818
11-18-2003, 07:32 PM
Using higher octane can someitmes rob power too. Higher octane fuels burn slower, and your engine MIGHT not even be able to run on that gas.

ivymike, I thikn there IS a benefit to using higher octane...it keeps your fuel lines and injectors clean (I think)

JohnnyWash1
11-19-2003, 02:43 AM
ivymike, I thikn there IS a benefit to using higher octane...it keeps your fuel lines and injectors clean (I think)


This is a common misconception. By law, oil companies are required to add the same amount of detergents to all octanes.


Jon

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