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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:57 pm 
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hi all, i filled up my AUII XR8 today at $1.35 a litre for mobil 8000 ... i was goin to ask you all is it good for my car if i ran mobil 95 octane rather than the 98 ... because im only 18 and money is hard to come buy when you have to pay 3g insurance ... would it affect my car in anyway?

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:09 am 
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Yea but if it pings go back or mix $40/$40 ??

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:57 am 
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IMO there's no harm in running PULP instead of optimax/synergy/ultimate/etc, dont try running it on ordinary ULP tho....

that said, if she pings on PULP, go back to the expensive stuff

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:35 pm 
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3g, ouch ... that is a big hole in the hip pocket...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:57 pm 
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AFAIK all our cars are designed to run with normal ULP.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:00 pm 
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Not sure about AUII V8.. might be premium only. AFAIK the only cars which REQUIRE 98 octane fuel are WRXs etc.

IMO no harm in running 95RON - of course assuming it doesnt ping!!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:06 pm 
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I have had to run reg uld at a pinch and never had a problem just go easy on the throttle.
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:14 pm 
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The difference in the price between high octane and normal is only about $5 over a full tank. So i say dont take the chance.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:25 pm 
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Amazing how people don't consider these things BEFORE they buy a car. $3K insurance, $2K petrol and $600 rego every year.... bought the car back in 3 maybe 4 years. Ahh to be young!

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:42 pm 
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Vic wrote:
AFAIK all our cars are designed to run with normal ULP.

I agree you may not get the bang for ya buck with ULP but it will still get you around town but if you want performance/economy go 95RON+

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:08 am 
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I run mine on std ULP and Ive got my spark advance at around 34deg @1500rpm. I got around the pinging by running a colder plug and running smaller gaps

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:57 pm 
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cant see why you couldnt run it...
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:09 pm 
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That's kind of interesting Jaysen. So running colder plugs can negate pinging issues? Is this a surefire remedy for all pinging should people choose not to adjust their timing?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:00 am 
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Never had any troubles when l used to run my au3 xr8 on reg ulp and never pinged.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:31 pm 
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I've never run mine on ULP but it goes fine on standard PULP.

I do run Optimax or Ultimate everytime though mainly just for the added power and k's from a tank.

As said above, the price difference isnt a whole lot. Drive real easy for a day or two out of each tank and that'll offset the added price.

 

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