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Old 01-09-2006, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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xc70 octane

I am considering buying a 2006 xc70. Can someone please tell me what grade
of gas they are using in late model xc70's? I know Volvo recommends premium
for their engines, but my 1999 V70 runs just fine on regular. Thank you.


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Old 01-10-2006, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: xc70 octane



2003 XC70 (US Model) requires 92 Octane. Some stations carry 92 others 91.

When you regular do you mean 89 or sub regular 87?

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>I am considering buying a 2006 xc70. Can someone please tell me what grade
> of gas they are using in late model xc70's? I know Volvo recommends
> premium
> for their engines, but my 1999 V70 runs just fine on regular. Thank you.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: xc70 octane

I think part of the pump octane has to do with altitute. In Denver and the
mountains high test is 91 while here on the east coast it's 93...

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> "anon" <anon@anon.net> wrote in message news:47Bwf.93$Jg5.67@fe12.lga...
> >I am considering buying a 2006 xc70. Can someone please tell me what

grade
> > of gas they are using in late model xc70's? I know Volvo recommends
> > premium
> > for their engines, but my 1999 V70 runs just fine on regular. Thank you.
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Old 01-10-2006, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: xc70 octane

91 Octane recommended, 87 with reduced power and worse fuel economy
(salesman I talked to said it ends up costing you the same money using
premium, because the fuel economy is better).
"anon" <anon@anon.net> wrote in message news:47Bwf.93$Jg5.67@fe12.lga...
>I am considering buying a 2006 xc70. Can someone please tell me what grade
> of gas they are using in late model xc70's? I know Volvo recommends
> premium
> for their engines, but my 1999 V70 runs just fine on regular. Thank you.
>
>



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