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Old 21 Aug 2007, 04:44 pm
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Default why honda dealer told me use 87 gas? I have 2002 accord?

87, 89 and 93 which better?yes, i have ex model.yes, i have ex model.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 04:46 pm
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87 octane is OK and if that is what the dealer recommends, use it. Jules, Automotive lecturer. Australia.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 04:48 pm
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Just use 87. Your little honda has no need for anything more than 87 octane gas. Don't listen to what your ricer buddies are telling you..you're normally aspirated, low compression honda engine doesn't need anything but regular unleaded..it WON'T benefit for premium.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 04:54 pm
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there really souldn't be a need for it. the fuel injectors may get more clogged on 85 but it takes sveral thousand miles before that starts becomeing an issue. it may also have something to do with the vtec if you bought an ex model
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 04:58 pm
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because it's better than ethanol on your fuel pump. a little STP in your tank in the winter time wouldn't hurt either.with a full tank of that 87. it's cheaper.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 05:02 pm
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Its what the engine is designed to use. Anything else is a waste of money.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 05:04 pm
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Your car has a low enough compression that 87 will work perfectly. The truth is if the engine is designed to run on 86 or 87, 93 might not even completely ignite and you might suffer a loss of efficiency plus the extra cost. On the subject of the trim level the EX and LX models share the same 150hp V-tec engines, only the DX has a 135hp with no V-tec. The V6 came in LX and EX and put out 200hp with Vtec.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 05:08 pm
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I think that depends on the engine. My mom has a 93 toyota Camry 4 Cylinder, and my dad has a 98 Toyota Camry. Hehe, we are actually a Camry family, but I am the only one right now with a Honda. My bro also had one but he got in into an accident and now he drives a toyota Celica. Anyway, my mom, since she has a 4 cyclinder engine in her car, she uses 87. My dad however, always uses 89 or 91. My bro, being a sports enthusiast, always goes for the 91, because he likes to show off. hehe. Oh and I use 87 cause my car is only 4 cylinder. My dad has 6 cylinder (his is V6 engine). And SUVs probably go with 91 or 89 because they have 8 cylinder.
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 05:10 pm
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The car is designed for 87. 89 and 91 are for more powerfull engines such as the Jeep Hemi. However the Jeep v6 is designed to use 87
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