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Old 02-15-2003, 01:05   #1 (permalink)
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GT, GT-P and fuel

I was just reading the detailed specs on the GT-P when I spotted that the min fuel requirement is 96RON.
This would not be a problem if I lived in Melbourne but up here in the bush the nearest Optimax is 80km away , Synergy 8000 is 120km away and I have never seen a BP Ultimate.

PULP is 95RON, ULP is 91RON and LRP is 96RON.

Will running this be bad for the 290 and will it void warranty?

I have a friend who drives a 2002 Porsche Carrera. If he uses more than 3 tanks of less than 96RON his warranty is void.
(I am sure he would admit it if he did too)

Please could you keep the replies constructive as I am just about to order a new car and I don't want to have 160km round trips to buy fuel.
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cant you buy some concentrated stuff that you put in low grade fuel to up the octane or something? Only needs a little squirt for each tank full. That might be a pain in the arse fo you though.
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to my recollection premium unleaded is 96 octane. optimax, synergy and the rest are sposed to be 98 octane. if all else fails you can go the additive route.
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i thought normal premium has a 95 octane rating. Do you have a caltex in your area? they are 96. But if not, just go buy some octane booster, it cost 6 bucks i think, and increases octane by 2 points.
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Find out from Ford customr hotline if you can use the boosters first without voiding warranty, and get it in writing.
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