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Old 09-17-2008, 07:48 AM
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I don't think I'm ever going to do this, but I thought of it before... has anyone ever put cheaper gas (not premium) in the TSX. If so, what effect does it have? Does it cause noticeable changes in how the car drives? Is it bad for the car? Is it a complete no-no? Whats up?
 
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Please define "Cheap Gas." Do you mean lesser octane level, do you mean gas that are non-national brand, or do you mean simply lower priced gas? I don't think you meant the third however.


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Old 09-29-2008, 07:27 PM
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I have an 05 TSX and used cheap gas since the price went up.I have
98,000 and still running strong. I would recomend if you do it to flush
your fuel lines every 30k but that is just me. Hope that helps
 
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I always go to Shell. They have 87, 89, and 93 (or 94 instead of 93). What I meant by 'cheap gas' was not using 93. I always use Shell no matter what though.

Using cheap gas would save a few cents per gallon, but having the dealership flush the fuel lines might blow this profit. I'd guess I'll have to bust out some mathematical projections and estimations.
 
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Gas - I have a TSX 04 with 40,000 miles on it - I used the best grade for the 1st two years...usually BP and now I am using Regular -


no problems and when I brought it to the dealer to get the radio fixed - they gave me an TL which also requires high grade 93 Octane - they told me to return it filled and I may use Regular ...r
 
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I've always put SUPER gas until 1 time when an idiot at the gas station pumped regular when I told him to put SUPER. I didnt realize it until the next day when I saw the bill but from then on I make sure to always put SUPER.
 
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I never use high test in my new 2010 TL and have no problems. I use 89 octane as was recommended by my salesman.
 
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or do you mean simply lower priced gas? I don't think you meant the third however.
 
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:00 AM
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i dont understand what you are saying about, simplay i can say you the power of engine can maintain or engine can run fastly on liquid fuel like petrol and diesed not on a gas
 
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We have 2005 TSX with close to 200,000 KMs....bought it brand new and 80% of the time have put regular gas. So far we haven't noticed anything different.

Google "CBC Marketplace", these guys did an extensive research on this topic and said that putting a premium in most cases doesn't make the car run any better - even when premium is recommended by the manufacturer.

We put premium for the first 6-8 months and then switched to regular gas.
 

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