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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 01:37 PM


If you have a modern vehicle and the manual says to use premium fuel and you put regular in it the electronics will detune the motor to avoid damage and the result is what AKgringo says.
All my new vehicle owner manual has a discussion telling that regular results in less performance.
Bottom line is go ahead and use regular and don't worry.
Its is pretty hard to justify the extra cost for premium for a hardly detectable change in performance.
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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 03:29 PM


My car is An Acura MDX, and octane level does make a difference - I love the BCS premium and the premium on Oregon! Always get better mileage. I will put it a bit of regular if need be.

So, Mx5 is easy/obvous to follow?
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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 03:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  


So, Mx5 is easy/obvous to follow?


You should be using Google Maps on your phone.

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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 05:25 PM
Octane


I have a good friend who is the major gas distributor for our area.
He says "Don't sweat the octane.... I put regular in my BMW"

So, I asked my mechanic when I took my own high compression rather expensive German car in for service (last time I mentioned the make all the trolls went nutzo so let's just leave it at this description)

And my mechanic says "Absolutely, burn any octane you wish and the computer will immediately compensate for the lower octane. Of course, when you bought these neat cars, that really perform, you intended to get out of them what they were designed to do. Asking the computer to lower your performance to save twenty cents a gallon seems like a pretty silly thing to do, but it won't hurt it."
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[*] posted on 7-22-2018 at 05:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  
My car is An Acura MDX, and octane level does make a difference - I love the BCS premium and the premium on Oregon! Always get better mileage. I will put it a bit of regular if need be.

So, Mx5 is easy/obvous to follow?


The part you wonder about is 23 miles of dirt road. It is easy to follow as there is quiet a bit of traffic...all that traffic comes at a price though. The road is washboard or is very rocky/worn. You will make it but must go slow and watch for damaging larger rocks.
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[*] posted on 8-9-2018 at 08:20 AM


We just came thru Mex 5 over the weekend. They are working hard on re-paving the road near of Puertecitos, new bridges, lots of heavy equipment and workers. The side dirt road is in fairly good shape, better than the paved road was with the pot holes. There is still a section of "paved" road thru the dips that has a lot of pot hole and they are not working on this section. There is minimal new activity on the old dirt section after Gonzaga. There is a section that is paved on the mountain pass, that is "closed" but people are able to drive around the dirt piles and drive on the pavement. Overall, it took us 40 minutes to take the 23 mile dirt section, we took the newer section of dirt that bypasses Cocos.
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