[A4] FWD: Re: Need for Premium Gas in 1.8T quattro?
caliban at sharon.net
Thu Sep 21 18:48:13 EDT 2006
yeah, you know *way* more than audi does. i'm now totally
motivated to take your advice over the owners manual.
At 4:44 PM -0500 9/21/06, gt40 wrote:
>Absolutely you can run mid-grade or low-grade fuel. I've been
>running 87 octane fuel in my '01 A4 for 190,000 miles.
>The car is a bit down on power under full-throttle acceleration,
>but not enough to really notice unless you were on a dyno or at a
>drag strip. (FWIW, I've seen the ECU pull out as much as 4
>degrees of timing due to pre-ignition. Not all that much, really,
>but enough to put you about 10-15HP down.)
>Fuel efficiency is NOT drgraded and you are NOT wasting fuel! I
>get 33mpg on the freeway and 29-30 in town -- have been since '01.
>I'll say it again, I've run 87 octane for 190,000 miles with ZERO
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