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Samsplace5022
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:50:32 AM

My service department at my local Acura dealer told me to use top tier premium gas for betteer performance and milage on my 2002 TL. He was right and I actually save money.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 3:02:07 AM

87 for me.
PhilT08
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:33:17 PM

I did a quick search of your vehicle, it requires minimum 91 octane fuel for optimal performance. most vehicles only require 87 octane fuel.
hornet17
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 12:03:04 PM

what does your manual say? It probably says to use premium.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 5:08:47 AM

And your service department is feeding you a line of bull. All gas in a given area comes from the same terminal to a station nearest to you and is basically the same gas no matter where you buy it. This so called top tier thing is a complete myth.
jes
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 4:52:14 AM

My car runs just fine on plain old regular, the cheapest I can find.
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:01:17 PM

I am happy for you but glad regular is the most efficient for my car.
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:47:22 PM

Your car probably recommends a high octane fuel. Most "average" cars run fine on unleaded and not premium.
TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:40:42 PM

Great story! Now how about posting some gas prices?
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