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Premium or regular unleaded?

chrisdoesitbetter

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ay all, i was told the other day that using premium regularly in my vr can blow head gaskets and or cause head problems? iv heard nothing of it and my cars seems fine. wat do you run and have you had or known of any problems?
 

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ive been running prem for last 7 yrs with no probs what so ever
 

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At worst it's a waste of money if your car doesn't need the higher octane rating, it won't blow your gaskets or damage anything.
 

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he said that the heads on the vrs etc. were not designed to stand the extra heat and spark or some crap! cheers anyway. btw you can feel the difference as to regualr pump straight away!
 

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Has anyone done dyno runs with premium vs regular? I can't be stuffed paying the extra for premium unless i see some good figures.
Actually witnessed some tests between Standard Unleaded and BP Ultimate when i was at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide in two identical Ford V8's and the figures did give the more expensive premium fuel quite an edge along with a cleaner burn rate and better economy. I am still not totally convinced unless i was running a V8, Turbo or Supercharged engine.

Matt.
 

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I notice a difference on the premium and it's not my imagination lol. Normally get 95 sometimes 98.
 

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I notice a difference on the premium and it's not my imagination lol. Normally get 95 sometimes 98.
Can you go a bit further and explain what type of difference? Power, Economy, Burn?
 

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Can you go a bit further and explain what type of difference? Power, Economy, Burn?
All three bud. That's what it's designed to achieve.
 
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