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Old 01-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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premium gas?

do all of you use premium gas?

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:27 AM   #3
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Yes. I used to be able to 94, but the one gas station doesn't have it anymore, so I'm running 93. I will run 92 if I have too.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:43 AM   #4
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Heck, all I can ever find is 91 octane for my Cayman. That is the normal "premium" here in Missouri. The car seems to run fine on it, although if I could find 93 or 94 octane, maybe it would run better yet. I do try to avoid the 91 octane that says it contains methanol, since the methanol would indeed reduce performance over a comparable "straight" 91 octane.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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93 Pure Gas. Ethanol free baby!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:27 AM   #6
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Octane Ratings

I write monthly technical articles for a few dozen PCA Regional Newsletters.
One in particular touches on this point.

Here's the complete article: http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site_5/Octane_Ratings.html

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:01 AM   #7
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:51 AM   #8
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Your Porsche will actually run on Regular because of the Variable Timing. What you lose is performance and gas mileage.
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All the Porsche owners who read their Owners Manual do.
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Easy Flav, we are all friends here. No need for insults.

The fact is our cars are pretty smart and they will run on 87 octane, but they were designed to run 94 premium. Run 94 when you can. If you are stuck in commiefornia 91 is the best you can do, and 87 only if you have no other choice.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:10 AM   #11
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Oh, so in the unlikely event (but it could and does happen) a 986Forum member follows Jcb986's advice, and their engine goes BOOM, are all you naysayers going to chip-in and bail them out?

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:20 AM   #12
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Thoughts about gas and engine oil elicit strong feelings in some folks.

That said, we need to lighten up.

The Owners manual provides advice on fuel requirements. That said, owners often ignore that advice.

To each his own.
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Richard, if your going to delete and edit posts, I suggest you remove the irresponsible post that suggests using 87 is acceptable and safe.

FYI, your buddy MNBoxster, aka Jim, aka Andy, aka Lil Bastard, aka Red Line employee, continues to make friends on other Porsche web sites for enthusiasts, and has received bans there too. Just like you did (banned 'em).

We need to give Forum members better advice. You have this responsibility as an co-owner.

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Does anybody know if it is possible to find higher octane than 91 in California at all? Preferably in the Bay Area - or is the 91-octane premium definition a state-wide thing?

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Does anybody know if it is possible to find higher octane than 91 in California at all? Preferably in the Bay Area - or is the 91-octane premium definition a state-wide thing?

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I always use 94 or 91 if I can not find 94 but I never have, or will use 87.
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Does anybody know if it is possible to find higher octane than 91 in California at all? Preferably in the Bay Area - or is the 91-octane premium definition a state-wide thing?

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You can get race gas, 100oct unleaded but it is about $8.50/gal. I ran a 100/91 blend for a while on track days but now just run 91 pump gas. In Calif we are "special" so we get "special" gas formulations in an attempt to improve emissions. Welcome to the Golden state.
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I always use 94 or 91 if I can not find 94 but I never have, or will use 87.

Nice save! That's good to know.

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California 91 exclusively!
Except of course here:
Kern County
Fastrip Gas
8001 White Lane
Bakersfield 661.835.1490
100 Octane

Mesa Marin Raceway
SR 178 at SR 184
Bakersfield 661.366.5711
110 Octane

Willow Springs Motorsports Park
3500 75th Street West
Rosamond 661.256.2471
100, 110 Octane

Los Angeles County
Irwindale Speedway
1330 E. Liveoak Ave
Irwindale 626.358.1100
100, 110 Octane

Brentwood 76 Service
12037 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles 310.476.9496
100 Octane

Pico Ave. 76 Service
11675 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles 310.479.9496
100 Octane

Arroyo Parkway 76
155 E. Glenarm
Pasadena 626.441.3392
100 Octane

Phillips Ranch 76
16 Village Loop Rd
Pomona 909.623.2429
100 Octane

Cosby Oil Co.
12902 E. Park St
Santa Fe Springs 562.946.4404
100, 110, 114, 118 Octane

Canyon Service Center
507 Entrada Dr
Santa Monica 310.454.2619
100, 110 Octane

South hills 76 Service
150 S. Citrus
West Covina 626.339.8018
100 Octane

Orange County
Mark's 76 Service
2043 Commonwealth
Fullerton 714.278.0986
100 Octane

Laguna Hills Auto Spa
25172 Cabot Road
Laguna Hills 949.770.8300
100, 110 Octane

Dave's 76 Service
619 E. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra 714.801.3918
100 Octane

Graham 76 Service
2690 San Miguel Blvd
Newport Beach 949.644.7151
100 Octane


San Diego County
Cosby Oil Co.
6220 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego 619.280.6884
100, 110, 114, 118 Octane


San Gabriel County
San Marino 76
2390 Huntington Drive
San Marino 626.286.6030
100 Octane


Riverside County
Mike's 76 Service
2807 Hamner Ave
Norco 909.734.2962
100 Octane

Ventura County
Agoura 76
28203 Dorothy Drive
Agoura Hills 818.991.6241
100 Octane

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