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Old 05-04-06, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Fuel: To burn supreme or not to burn supreme

So the Acura manual states supreme is the fuel of choice for the 2gen Legend. My question is obvious given gas prices in the U.S. these days... Does the Legend need supreme? What do you burn?

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and i dont see why people freak out about the diff. between prices for cheap and premium
on a 16 gallon tank its going to cost you $3.20 more for the premium instead of the cheap shit. at 51 dollars a tank now, i dont really give a shit about the $3.20
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This has been discussed many, many times before. Please do a search.

Summary:

You can run regular, but you will get worse gas mileage.

Therefore, whether you run premium or not, it will cost you the same.

Therefore, run premium.
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I use Supreme, no matter what. I don't think I would ever put anything less than mid grade, and I'd have to be broke to do that.
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The type of commute you have plays a big role as well. If your commute consists of stop and go traffic, I wouldn't use anything less than premium. If your commute consists of highway (with barely or no traffic) then you can surely get away with mid-grade....maybe even regular.
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Old 05-04-06, 12:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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might cost a lot more to use regular

I know that Legends detect detonation and adjust timing/other factors to prevent engine damage.

But even with that, the engine has to detonate or have some form of 'pre-ignition' for the engine to make the adjustment.

Detonation is damaging to an engine and causes lots of stress - so this is kind of a question or maybe just a possibility. Could detonation increase head gasket failure (yeah I know over heating is the main cause).

If an engine detonates could that cause enough stress to damage/weaken a head gasket - seems that cylinder temps would be higher if it's detonating even very lightly.

I won't bet my engine on cheap gas
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Original owner of my GS said the car ran best on Chevron premium so that's all I've ever used for 6+ years.
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Heck yes, Chevrons all I pump into all of my cars
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and i dont see why people freak out about the diff. between prices for cheap and premium
on a 16 gallon tank its going to cost you $3.20 more for the premium instead of the cheap shit. at 51 dollars a tank now, i dont really give a shit about the $3.20
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if you wanna save money on fuel, drop the legend and buy an econobox or go diesel (for now anyways).
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Add Techron every 10k miles or so. Have the intake removed and thoroughly cleaned.
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run premium because its recommened. regular gives you bad gas milage and you risk ruining the engine prematurely due to the thought that ur saving gas
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Correction

Wrong on so many levels. I hate to call you out, but it is propoganda about Venezuela. Chavez doesn't own any oil company. Secondly, any Popularist leader in Latin America is deemed a dictator when he enjoys almost twice the public approval that our President has.

The most important fact that is off in your post is that Chevron is owned by Americans, here is the latest article on Chevron:

"Venezuelan authorities said Friday that No. 2 U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. owed $43.1 million in back taxes."


Citgo is owned by Venezuelan interests.
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The Venezuelan national oil company owns Citgo.
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