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post #21 of 95 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 02:56 PM
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I run 91 at all times, and 93 any time I find it. Whether its required or not, the better the gas, the better she runs.

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I use 89. The C50 does not need 91. 91 are usually for performance engines that have a higher burning rate. My Jetta GLI requires 91.
87 is [email protected] gas. Stay away from it as much as you can. It'll run fine, but if you want your engine to last many many years, take care of it.
How is 87 crap?

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All the octane number indicates is the tendency for pre-ignition. I can't see how that is "crap." The higher octane gas has more junk in it to keep it from burning too fast and irregularly in high-compression engines. Low compression engines don't need that.

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I can drive 179 miles on a tank of 87. I know this thru exact testing and research and a good old fashoned a.. chewing by the wife.

I know you believe that you understand what you think I said but I'm sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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I likewise know that i can go 170 some miles on a tank of 87. Decided not to run it dry and it coughed as I turned into the gas station.


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This FI engine runs smoother on 90 or above. Now someone please tell us why.
Better fuel atomization resulting in better mixing of fuel and air resulting in a faster burn...but still leading to an overly rich mix hitting the sniffers in the exhaust resulting in the FI leaning the mix out resulting in a faster burn. The one and only real advantage to FI it's ability to unlike carbs adjust to changing variables such as fuel quality, engine temperature, altitude, air density etc.

Round here all grades have the same percentage ethanol, so no point going with feeding the higher grades to the Vol., besides she don't like em anyway.
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I just fill mine with diesel,it purrs like a kitten and I get 212 miles to the gallon. Aaaaaah funny.


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I just fill mine with diesel,it purrs like a kitten and I get 212 miles to the gallon. Aaaaaah funny.


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Makes about as much sense as anyone who would run anything but 87 regular in their bike.Guess they are still stuck in the 60`s. They need to do a little homework.
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I can drive 179 miles on a tank of 87. I know this thru exact testing and research and a good old fashoned a.. chewing by the wife.
Got that similiar talking to.... Last Xmas holiday. Wife and I were one day out of completing 1100 miles along the CA coast line over 8 days. Last leg of the trip was inland and over a 5k ft pass from San Luis Obispo to Ojai. Filled up in SLO and off we went. Maps showed gas 100 miles in of the approx. 160 miles total. 2 up with weeks luggage etc. When we got to the station, it closed early due to Xmas eve day. Darn the bad luck. No way to turn back. Got to keep going forward over this mountain. Up and up we went. Ran into snow, sleet and black ice in the shadows of the mountain. Slowed my speed considerably to get better mileage. Topped the crest and the sign said next gas 45 miles. Reserve light was blinking. Glad it was downhill all the way at this point. First station I saw in Ojai, pulled in and the bike died when I leaned to turn in. We coasted to the pump. I never told her during the ride that day how close we were until we made it to the station, only then did I divulge how close we were. She said, she knew something was up, because I had stopped talking to her through the Scala about 1/2 way up the Mtn. We laugh about it now. Not so funny at the time.

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I just fill mine with diesel,it purrs like a kitten and I get 212 miles to the gallon. Aaaaaah funny.


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