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Old 11-12-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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Can 986 boxster take 95 gasoline?

I have been using 98 gasoline on my boxster.

Would like to switch to 95..

Is it ok? Will there be any damages to my car if I use 95?


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Old 11-12-2016, 07:41 AM   #2
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Sure...but I give my baby only the best and most expensive gas available...its only a few bucks more.
not a DD...it deserves the best of everything
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95 what? RON? MON? (R+M)/2?
You should know your fuel metric and include it.

You mean 95 RON and yes, it's fine.
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Yes sorry it is RON 95 we have here. I heard boxster can only take RON98 and above?

Is there any difference and if I use RON 95 will there be any knocking?

Thanks. In my country, it is a whole lot of price difference.

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The knock sensor can compensate for 95 RON. 98 is ideal, but plenty use the lower octane with no real issues.
Where I live, 93 (M+R)/2 isn't even available (98 RON). The nearest station that has it is a 1.5 hour round trip.

I've been running 91 (95 RON) for a few months and notice no significant difference. A bit less power, but that may be in my head.
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The knock sensor can compensate for 95 RON. 98 is ideal, but plenty use the lower octane with no real issues.
Where I live, 93 (M+R)/2 isn't even available (98 RON). The nearest station that has it is a 1.5 hour round trip.

I've been running 91 (95 RON) for a few months and notice no significant difference. A bit less power, but that may be in my head.
Thanks for the insight.

But what if my knock sensor is spoilt without me knowing? Will my engine be damaged?

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