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Old 11-25-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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93 octane?

I live in an area with octanes 87, 89, 93. I know that the SVT says to put in 91. If I put in 93 all the time is that okay? Mainly, is it bad if I put in 89 or 87? I just put in a tank of 87, is that bad? My guess is that I should consistently put in 93.


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While some SVT engines will run fine on lower octane, at least according to owners, its a really good idea to put in 91 or better. You wont blow the engine to run a tank of lower octane, but you might ping, which is bad for basically everything.

Here in Maine I get 93 at nearly every station, its what I run through every tank.
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what he said ^^^^^^^.

But if you are to confused about gas for your svt, Ill be more than glad to take your svt off you hands. I will be gald to make u an offer. lol :P

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One tank should not hurt you ,but i wouldn't suggest you do it again. I run 93. It's the only thing available to me.
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please don't ever use 87 octane again.

just put the 93 in if you don't have 91, a higher octane is required for a reason.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/svt-performance-2002-2004/103096-svt-owners-91-octane-yes-no.html

i don't know if you saw this thread or not, my guess is no, but maybe this would help a little too
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please don't ever use 87 octane again.

just put the 93 in if you don't have 91, a higher octane is required for a reason.
why risk it bro ?

your only saving a few dollars anyway.
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I've used 93 since day one. I would never put in anything less.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:14 AM   #9
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only time my car got 87 was when the dealor filled it up....Go figure
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put 1/2 tank of 93 and 1/2 of 89 then should be about 91 if your that worried about wasting 2 points :)
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