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Old 26 Aug 2007, 07:54 am
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Default 2002 RSX type S gas type?

Can I put regular gasoline into a 2002 Acura RSX Type-S and simply get less performance and not damage the engine?
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 07:58 am
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You can not legally get regular / leaded gas in the US. In fact that engine has a catalytic convertor which means it is physically impossible to handle regular gas. 87 octane unleaded will suffice for any engine of any car sold in the US. On some high performance engines you might lose about 3-5% HP if it calls for higher octane. But when you have over 300 HP you barely notice the difference.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 08:02 am
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no if you have a good car liek that, put good gas in it.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 08:04 am
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actually I own an 2002 RSX-S and it doesn't LIKE lower octane gas...do yourself and your engine a favor...use the correct gas. (if you can't afford the gas, don't own a car that uses high octane gas...)
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 08:08 am
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If you put regular gas in a S type, the knock sensor will adjust the timing. That will result in lower performance and poorer mileage. Your choice.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 08:10 am
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Just use the premium gas. You decided to purchase a performance vehicle, now you have to maintain its standards.
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