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What Can Cheap Gas Do?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by c17r15, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. c17r15

    c17r15 Junior Member

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    say......87 octane?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Used in what engine? With what modifcations?
     
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    b16a, with I/E. stock ecu fuel system and ignition system???
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Worst case senario, preignition that buries a connection rod into the crank and tears your engine apart. Or, maybe nothing. If I were you I wouldn't run less than 89 in that engine. preferably 90 or 91.
     
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    91 octane on my "99b16a2" as per honda owners manual
     
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    CAN it cause the engine to stutter at under and only under 50% throttle??
     
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    ??????? if your running octane lower then what's rated for your car you run the risk of detonation. Bad stuff. The higher the octane the higher the flash point. More compression=more heat, needs higher octane. As for your your question directly, I don't think so but then again I don't know. I would imagine using lower then required quality fuel is bad regardless of what ammount of throttle your using. Is there something amiss with your car??
     
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    octane is defined as the RESISTANCE to detonation. or something :p

    basically, the higer octane you go, the less chance pre or post detonation will occur. detonation kills motors almost as fast as t9999 turbos on a cx :)
     
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    No if your engine was experiencing preignition it would ping more as your revs increased. It sounds like you have a problem with either air fuel or spark. Can you give a more detailed description of what the engine is doing and when it started?
     
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    just my $0.02....

    i would check your plugs, make sure they are gapped properly and don't look odd (rtfm). take a look at the distributor, too. and run a few gallons of mid-grade fuel (from a good gas station), along with some water-removal stuff. you may just have a little water in the fuel. or diesel. :blink:
     
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