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Old 04-08-2007   #241  
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i wouldnt do it, the gases(fumes) need some space in the gas tank too
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Re: don't use premium gas

If you fill the car past when it clicks off you will fill up the vapor canister with liquid gasoline and over time it will damage it. Im supprised you havent gotten a CEL yet if you go till its almost gonna overflow.
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NO CEL at all. I fill it up till it won't hold another ounce. I have done this every fill up. About 1 every two weeks or so for the last 3 years. No harm yet, that I know of.
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Re: don't use premium gas

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If you fill the car past when it clicks off you will fill up the vapor canister with liquid gasoline and over time it will damage it. Im supprised you havent gotten a CEL yet if you go till its almost gonna overflow.
I have NEVER heard this ^ before!
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happened to my GF's car and they had to replace the canister for it to pass smog. The code was p1457? I believe
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Re: don't use premium gas

So other than the possible evap canister harm. Is there anything else I should worry about? I live in Oklahoma and we do not have to pass any type of emisions tests.
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totally agree with sujak..my girlfriend does the same ****..lol i tell her the same thing..*smack.. lol jk xP
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Re: don't use premium gas

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I go till it clicks than round off to the nearest dollar, like every normal person
Sujak - thats exactly what i do. or go to the nearest half dollar amount. so if i pump $16.24 cents, i just get it to $16.50 or 75 cents. i never put anymore than 1 extra dollar worth in my car. this is kinda scary to me finding this out in the first place cause i just bought an 07 Si and i've filled up the tank 3 times so far and i've done this "overfill" all 3 times so far. i'm hoping that i'm not doing much to hurt her
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going a little bit more wont hurt it... but going till it almost overflows can...
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Re: don't use premium gas

My step-father is a mechanic and he had some input so he told me their is no gain to going high octane but he said a mechanics trick is to run higher octane through your engine for about a week or two for like a cleaning because believe it or not it is cleaner but the purpose of higher octane is a total different issue like for a turbo etc.
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Re: don't use premium gas

its true, higher octane gas contains more detergents in the top teir program. but it is still not enough to matter, and certainly not enough to justify using high octane gas in a low compression motor. its much better to use something like lubecontrol.com in every tank. that actually works.
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Re: don't use premium gas

I'm probably the oddball guy here but I've experimented with all grades and 89seems to run the smoothest with my stage 2 cam. 87 runs way rich and I get no gas mileage like 280 to a tank on city driving. With 89 and 93 it bumps up to 320+. All highway I've hit 370-390 on a tank. Not sure which one makes more power I'll have to do some dyno runs with the different grades to really tell. 93 I ran leaner for some reason but it drove no better than 89 so I figured 93 was a waste even if I have no cat. Just thought I'd share my experience.
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i believe one time is enough to do considerable damage that your car wont be the same again.
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who? lol i believe the big guys are using hi octane unleaded.
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Re: don't use premium gas

^^^Yep 94 octane
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Re: don't use premium gas

every so often i add high octane to my fuel, is this bad for it then.
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Re: don't use premium gas

No its not bad... the consensus through these 18 pages are that its a waste for our fairly low compression civics that run perfectly fine on 87. Gearbox said it all... use some fp60 or other lubecontrol products.
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Re: don't use premium gas

If you are really concered about keeping the fuel system clean then I would say use Shell gas, they all have adatives to help do this. The only reason I don't use shell is they don't have 94 octane, like Sunoco
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Re: don't use premium gas

i dont care wat people sayin but im using 87 till i get the turbo then i'll use 93 lol...
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