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      08-25-2013 05:57 PM #1
      I was bored at work the other day so I started reading my owners manual. And I remembered it saying only to put premium 93 octane in the car (being that its German and such I assume) lol but yeah it got Rid of the exhaust smell when I'm idling for a long period of time. It also made the cold starts alot smoother. And it feels like it runs smoother with the higher octane. The only problem is . It's 50 cents more where I live. Would it be cheaper to buy regular 87 then put octane booster in or just do it the right way and put 93 in. I'm looking for 94 aswell I've see it around here before. But anyway, what do you guys run? Ill be slipping in a few gallons of race gas from my uncles race shop everytime i fill up (114 octane) the only problem is its 14$ but i will. once I get an exhaust.

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      08-25-2013 06:23 PM #3
      93 in all my vehicles..

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      08-25-2013 06:24 PM #4
      my 2.0 does the best when i use 107 octane race fuel. its a little expensive but its worth the power gains
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      08-25-2013 06:29 PM #5
      we can't find 93 around here 91 it is
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      08-25-2013 06:33 PM #6
      93/91 for vr6 and 1.8t
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      08-25-2013 06:54 PM #8
      The 2.0 doesn't have enough compression or pull enough timing to get any benefit from anything over 87. Actually you're loosing power and fuel economy when using anything else.


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      08-26-2013 12:34 AM #10
      The highest I've been able to find here in Arizona has been 91 /= guess they don't believe in higher octane fuels. Somewhat surprising considering all of the imports I've seen in the Phoenix valley area.
      I ran 87 once in my VR6, the extra 30 cents for 91 are not even a question anymore.

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      08-26-2013 12:45 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      my 2.0 does the best when i use 107 octane race fuel. its a little expensive but its worth the power gains
      Yup, race fuel for racekars

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      08-26-2013 01:04 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      my 2.0 does the best when i use 107 octane race fuel. its a little expensive but its worth the power gains
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      08-26-2013 06:46 AM #15
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    15. 08-26-2013 09:03 AM #16
      2.slow owner here. I started using 89 octane a few months ago and noticed that the engines runs smoother and I get slightly better mileage vs using 87 octane.

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      08-26-2013 10:23 AM #17
      91. Just like it says on the fuel door sticker.

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      08-26-2013 10:28 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by sgi02 View Post
      2.slow owner here. I started using 89 octane a few months ago and noticed that the engines runs smoother and I get slightly better mileage vs using 87 octane.
      Sounds like the car is out if tune. Perhaps you have carbon build up that's causing hot spots in combustion chamber, you could be lean or running a little hot.

      Give the 2.0 forum a search. There's a couple good threads about this subject.

      87 is the best gas for a 2.0 when your car is running right. Save some dough mang.


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      08-26-2013 11:29 AM #20
      If they sold 91 around here I would use it but they go from 90 to 93 so 93 it is.

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      08-26-2013 11:49 AM #21
      I'd use 93 for my 24v, but the only station in my area that carried it stopped carrying it about a year ago. I've been using 91 ever since.

      You should also make sure it's decent quality gasoline. My dad used some crappy gas from a local station for about a year, and we ended up getting the entire engine replaced under warranty when the crap gas gunked up the works. I use Phillips Conoco, Shell (if there was a damned station in my area), and sometimes BP if there's nothing else around. You can find out where stations get their gas from, and you can make a decision from there.

      93 is worth it if you can find it, and $0.50 extra a gallon equates to what, a little over $6 per tank? Worth it IMO.

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      08-26-2013 01:50 PM #22
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      08-26-2013 03:49 PM #23
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      its 3.49 a gallon and 91 is 4.16 no 93 in SD only race gas

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      08-26-2013 03:54 PM #24
      if youre stock you can get away with 91. Im APR stage 2 and i only use shell 93. Best gas there is lmao.

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      08-26-2013 04:02 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6FORL!FE View Post
      E85
      its 3.49 a gallon and 91 is 4.16 no 93 in SD only race gas
      I wish my car ran E85 , I live down the st from a station that sells it
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      08-26-2013 04:38 PM #26
      93 only. used to be shell v power until they sold out to Phillips 66 so now its BP
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    26. 08-26-2013 05:55 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by WtErKeWlEdUbbEr View Post
      Sounds like the car is out if tune. Perhaps you have carbon build up that's causing hot spots in combustion chamber, you could be lean or running a little hot.

      Give the 2.0 forum a search. There's a couple good threads about this subject.

      87 is the best gas for a 2.0 when your car is running right. Save some dough mang.
      I've ran only 87 octane the past few years with this car. The local gas station ran out of 87 and they only had 89 or 93 octane. I chose the 89 and there was an immediate difference with the cars performance after filling the tank. I know of the placebo effect and all, but with this as my primary DD, I certainly noticed a difference! Ive ran 89 octane for 2.5 months now and the car has been running significantly better.

      The vehicle in question is a 04 Jetta with the 2.0 (BEV Engine Code) 5-Speed MT. It's in perfect mechanical condition and throwing NO codes. Every maintenance related item is new. Plugs, wires, 02 sensors, Filters, Fluids, you name it. The one thing I will say is, when I replaced the plugs they were ALL a bit on the light / white side. From my experience this would indicate a somewhat lean condition, but the car runs absolutely flawlessly. I know ive went on a bit of a rant here, but if you have any further advice in tuning this 2.0, I would be happy to hear any suggestions

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      08-26-2013 07:00 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by sgi02 View Post
      I've ran only 87 octane the past few years with this car. The local gas station ran out of 87 and they only had 89 or 93 octane. I chose the 89 and there was an immediate difference with the cars performance after filling the tank. I know of the placebo effect and all, but with this as my primary DD, I certainly noticed a difference! Ive ran 89 octane for 2.5 months now and the car has been running significantly better.

      The vehicle in question is a 04 Jetta with the 2.0 (BEV Engine Code) 5-Speed MT. It's in perfect mechanical condition and throwing NO codes. Every maintenance related item is new. Plugs, wires, 02 sensors, Filters, Fluids, you name it. The one thing I will say is, when I replaced the plugs they were ALL a bit on the light / white side. From my experience this would indicate a somewhat lean condition, but the car runs absolutely flawlessly. I know ive went on a bit of a rant here, but if you have any further advice in tuning this 2.0, I would be happy to hear any suggestions
      Perhaps the BEV motors pull a little bit more timing or it could be a little lean. Any MPG differences? I have an AZG motor.


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      08-26-2013 11:03 PM #31
      It's a good thing I checked out this thread, I've been feeding my 1.8t 89 for a few months now

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      08-27-2013 12:13 AM #32
      E85 / E85 & 93 Blend = 101oct / 93oct with w/m

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      Unfortunately 91 is the highest where I live. So that's what I put in my 1.8T
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      Quote Originally Posted by DMVDUB View Post
      E85 / E85 & 93 Blend = 101oct / 93oct with w/m

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