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Old 17 Dec 2008, 06:46 pm
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Default I am considering buying an Acura TSX. One fear I have is the premium gas requirement.?

Would it be ok to use regular 87 octane gas instead of premium 92 octane? What are the ramifications of using lesser grade fuel? Can I do this every time I fill up or only recommended only once in a while?
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Old 17 Dec 2008, 07:01 pm
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The difference between fuel grades is the percent of pure octane which they contain. Lower octane fuels self ignite (before the spark plug fires) at a lower pressure. Since the 2.4L engine in the TSX is a performance oriented engine, there is higher pressure in the combustion chamber, which could cause lower octane fuels to ignite prematurely, causing the engine to "knock." However, there may controls within the computer that could help reduce this. Either way, you'll lose performance with the lower octane gas. Have you driven a TSX?Things to consider:1) Gas prices have dropped significantly2) The TSX IS a luxury/compact sports car3) The price of fuel compared to the price of the car is really no big deal.P.S. I've test driven many cars up to their limits, and If money were no object, the first two cars I would buy would be 1) BMW M3 and 2) Acura TSXIf performance is your niche, and build quality is not your greatest priority, the Cobalt SS is a surprisingly quick car, and the Civic Si (the Acura TSX's younger, less powerful sibling) is a good compromise of the two.Either way, you won't be disappointed if you buy the TSX, even though you may be short a few dollars (probably not more than 5, as compared to regular gas) at the pump.
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My car uses Premium also and its not a big deal.You can look at it this way. What is the capacity of the fuel tank? It's probably around 16 or 17 gallons I would imagine. On the average (from my experience) premium is about 20 cents more a gallon. So even if you filled up from a dead empty tank, you're going to spend an extra 3 dollars as opposed to regular gas.FYI, I've run 89 Octane by accident, and yes you can notice the difference. I would not recommend it.
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Old 17 Dec 2008, 07:31 pm
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if you can't afford the gas, you can't afford the car.
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i own a 99 acura rl and it also requires premium.. those cars timing are desing n set to premium gas only. if u was to pump a lower octane your engine may suffer some knock or ping u may damage the car n they're a high dollar fix cars. i recomend to stick to premium or not to be an a@## don't buy the car
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Old 17 Dec 2008, 08:01 pm
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If you don't put premium gas, your Acura will start pinging.....it is a luxury car you know
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If you can buy an acura TSX than you can put the premium fuel in the tank...Its only cost .07$ per liter more After puttin 1000 liter in your car its cost you 70$ more thant if you putted the regular one. whit 1000 liter you can do like 13 000 kmSo after doing 130 000 km whit you car its does only 700$ more. This isnt a lot for 130 k km .And if you check a little bit there some place they offer like -.03 cent on the premium one day a week . Soo it only does .04 $ /liter ..... Soo if you dont want to put premium buy an Honda civic Or toyota corolla.My two cents
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I own a TSX, and I love it. Don't let the premium gas requirement stop you from getting a great car. It only has a 15 gallon tank and with premium gas usually only being around .20 cents more than regular you're only gonna spend close to $3.00 more a tank and that's if it's empty.
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