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Re: [Fwd: Information?]

> Can anyone give a definitive answer to Christopher on this one? I told
> him that I thought premium was the right choice, but I figured I'd pass
> it along to the new A4 owners out there.
> From: Christopher Haufler <vulgare@UKANS.EDU>
> Subject: Information?
> X-Sender: vulgare@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
> To: JGriff@pobox.com
> Greetings Jim Griffin,
> I found your name and homepage when surfing the net for information about
> Audis.  I really enjoyed the information and links that you have provided.
> I just became the proud owner of an Audi A4 Avant and have now filled the
> gas tank with fuel for the first time.  The inside of the fuel tank cover
> says that I should be using premium (91 octane) fuel, but the owners manual
> recommends anything above 87 octane.  Do you know which one is correct?  I
> look forward to hearing from you.

I have the same issue on my A6QW. The owner's manual says one thing,
the fuel flap says another.

I've been experimenting. The first few tanks were all 93 octane, car
ran just fine (like it should).

The last two tanks have been mid-grade (89 octane), and it still seems
to be running fine. No knock, loss of power, or fault lights. And I
don't drive "gently" :-)

Next week, I'm going to wean it completely onto regular (87 octane)
and see how it goes.


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