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Old 03-31-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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Gas Question

I just bought a 94 Acura Vigor GS. I know it says premium only, but I know the previous owner never put premium in and just used regular. Should I continue to use regular or should I start using premium? What will this or has this done to the car?
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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Re: Gas Question

the car prolly has a knock sensor of sorts and it ran 'retarded' all its life and never developed full power
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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If that is the case, can the power restore itself if I start running premium in it. I guess im just really worried about the engine life and if it took any damage from this.
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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Re: Gas Question

You should run premium to get the full benefit of the engine. Like quaddriver said, its probably retarding the timing due to knocking from lower octane gas.
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