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Old 29 Jun 2004, 02:24 pm
Aleks Shapirov
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Default TSX fuel question

Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89 octane)?

Thanks.


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Old 29 Jun 2004, 07:15 pm
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"Aleks Shapirov" <pslt@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89 octane)?
>
> Thanks.
>
>

What does the owner's manual say -- probably premium. If you wanted a
Honda that runs on regular, you should have bought an Accord or a Civic.


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Old 29 Jun 2004, 07:46 pm
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Default Re: TSX fuel question

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:24:59 GMT, "Aleks Shapirov" <pslt@yahoo.com>
wrote:
>Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89 octane)?


Regular is 87 here at sea level in California.

Generally on new cars that require premium, you can put in regular
without hurting the engine, the computer adjusts, but you will lose
10% or so power. I believe that's what the dealer will tell you
unofficially, officially, they just tell you to use premium - and
that's probably good advice.

J.

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Old 29 Jun 2004, 08:53 pm
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Default Re: TSX fuel question

I have been using regular unleaded w/ no problems. The dealer said that
regular is perfectly fine & shouldn't have any affects on the engine or the
performance.

"JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:24:59 GMT, "Aleks Shapirov" <pslt@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>>Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89 octane)?

>
> Regular is 87 here at sea level in California.
>
> Generally on new cars that require premium, you can put in regular
> without hurting the engine, the computer adjusts, but you will lose
> 10% or so power. I believe that's what the dealer will tell you
> unofficially, officially, they just tell you to use premium - and
> that's probably good advice.
>
> J.
>



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Old 29 Jun 2004, 09:47 pm
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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:46:17 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
wrote:

>On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:24:59 GMT, "Aleks Shapirov" <pslt@yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>>Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89 octane)?

>
>Regular is 87 here at sea level in California.
>
>Generally on new cars that require premium, you can put in regular
>without hurting the engine, the computer adjusts, but you will lose
>10% or so power. I believe that's what the dealer will tell you
>unofficially, officially, they just tell you to use premium - and
>that's probably good advice.
>
>J.


In addition to the power loss, other users have reported a loss in
fuel efficiency as well - by about 2mpg. That pretty much offsets any
cost savings.

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Old 30 Jun 2004, 07:39 pm
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<invalid@invalid.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:46:17 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
> wrote:
>
> >On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:24:59 GMT, "Aleks Shapirov" <pslt@yahoo.com>
> >wrote:
> >>Does anyone know whether it is OK to put regular gas in a TSX (89

octane)?
> >
> >Regular is 87 here at sea level in California.
> >
> >Generally on new cars that require premium, you can put in regular
> >without hurting the engine, the computer adjusts, but you will lose
> >10% or so power. I believe that's what the dealer will tell you
> >unofficially, officially, they just tell you to use premium - and
> >that's probably good advice.
> >
> >J.

>
> In addition to the power loss, other users have reported a loss in
> fuel efficiency as well - by about 2mpg. That pretty much offsets any
> cost savings.
>

My manual for my Prelude requires premium -- 200 hp and 10.1 compression.
Regular is not recommended. The TSX is in the same class -- a 10% reduction
in power for sports sedan you presumably buy to drive hard. So, why not
just buy a 160 hp Accord. Makes no sense.


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Old 06 Sep 2004, 05:22 pm
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On the TSX from the Acura website
<http://www.acura.com/models/model_specs_index.asp?module=tsx>

"Recommended Fuel


Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher**

** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with
reduced performance."



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> Thanks.
>
>





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