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Old 17 Mar 2008, 07:16 pm
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Default Acura TL premium or regular?

I am trying to convince my mom to switch from an '06 accord to a new Acura TL, but she does not like that it runs on premium, but is it true that you can still fill it up with regular? please answer
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 07:31 pm
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You can, however, it is usually better to fill it up with the recommended fuel to avoid engine problems in the long run.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 07:46 pm
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You can, but the car will run worse. It's not like there's some huge difference in price between the gas types. It'll cost her like $4-6 on a fill up. If she can afford regular she can afford premium.
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it is a recommendation that you do use premium. regular can be used if you want to starve the engine of its desired octane.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 08:16 pm
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No, only premiumSome cars say Required and some say Recommended.It says it on the gas cap.Usually, turbocharged cars or powerful cars require premium because they are faster. They have faster chambers that only work with premium.The Acura TL has a powerful 6 cylinder engine. It needs premium. I have driven one and I filled up the gas for it before. It says required premium.
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You can run it on regular, but you will lose power and get poorer mileage.
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it is recommended to use premium because of your engine. if you use regular, there is a chance that the gasoline can damage your engine.
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I have a '06 TL...I put regular in it. But it's recommended to put premium.
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actually what is the difference between the accord v-6 and the tl. Both made by honda. I own a tsx. The manual recommend 91 octane but also states not to use less than 87 octane. I use 87 octane, get 32-35MPG. It has not lost on performance. I bought it new 11/17/06. It has almost 39,000 miles.
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Well you CAN use regular, but then the TL will lose a little power, and get poorer gas mileage. So use premium if you can. Oh and the TL is a nice car, but stick with the Accord. It's still a Honda!
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