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tdubb123 12-05-2012 08:33 PM

zhp using regular gas
 
Is it ok to use regular gas not premium gas on zhp?

tks 12-05-2012 08:34 PM

Yes.

Will it affect performance? Yes.


Is the recommended AKI 91? Yes.

peytonracer4 12-05-2012 08:48 PM

it will not save you money.

PH03NIX46 12-05-2012 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 14955237)
it will not save you money.

Yeupp.^


Don't be cheap. It'll average out in terms of cost, and there are far more benefits with 91. :thumbsup:

jdstrickland 12-05-2012 09:08 PM

Not only will it not save you money, it will cost you money.

Premium costs more per gallon but the engine performs better so the cost per mile actually is less.

Break out your calculator and do the math. Seriously.

pavlo1994 12-05-2012 09:17 PM

I feel like **** now.

Last week i was putting in gas and i told the guy 40$ super.

I check my gas gauge as im about to drive away and the thank is nearly full, so im like WTF?
Long story short we argued and he put in regular.

Driving on regular sucks. I feel like its almost as if im trying to breathe through a bag.

Now that the tank is empty and i put in super i feel like i lost torque, i may not have but it just doesent feel right.

nike001 12-05-2012 09:37 PM

Buys a car with the "Performance Package"

Wants to put regular gas in it.

Go figure.

pawelgawel 12-05-2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pavlo1994 (Post 14955332)
I feel like **** now.

Last week i was putting in gas and i told the guy 40$ super.

I check my gas gauge as im about to drive away and the thank is nearly full, so im like WTF?
Long story short we argued and he put in regular.

Driving on regular sucks. I feel like its almost as if im trying to breathe through a bag.

Now that the tank is empty and i put in super i feel like i lost torque, i may not have but it just doesent feel right.

placebo effect. nothing more. You won't feel any difference. the e46 is not a super car, just another car requiring 91 for most efficiency.

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brokensmile209 12-05-2012 10:03 PM

just used shell or chevron on regular gas n u will be fine :) oh and used a Chevron Fuel System Cleaner, u can get one for cheap at walmart for $5 that can clean up to 15gallon :)

PH03NIX46 12-05-2012 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pavlo1994 (Post 14955332)
I feel like **** now.

Last week i was putting in gas and i told the guy 40$ super.

I check my gas gauge as im about to drive away and the thank is nearly full, so im like WTF?
Long story short we argued and he put in regular.

Driving on regular sucks. I feel like its almost as if im trying to breathe through a bag.

Now that the tank is empty and i put in super i feel like i lost torque, i may not have but it just doesent feel right.

:rofl::rofl:

Your car is fine. You didn't lose any power.

kd7iwp 12-05-2012 11:06 PM

I've tried testing out 87 for a few weeks then going back to 92 and I've NEVER had a difference in fuel economy nor have I noticed any difference in performance in my 325i. I don't believe the ZHP has a higher compression ratio so the results should be the same for you. Many people will say you are stupid for putting in regular and that it will cost you more. Unfortunately I have not seen empirical data from these people. I do put 92 in my car regularly but I suppose it's because I can afford it and I really have no other reason. You will find many people admitting that they use regular gas and have for many years with zero engine issues.

morningisbad 12-05-2012 11:23 PM

I had to put half a tank of 89 in my M once. 3 am, back country roads, I was lucky to get anything.

Felt horrible doing it...

However, my dad puts 87 in his 2012 528. NEVER uses mid-grade or premium. It's shameful really...

yonmoor 12-05-2012 11:43 PM

Next up: Is it okay to use Pepsi instead of BMW antifreeze?

filipinoise 12-06-2012 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yonmoor (Post 14955665)
Next up: Is it okay to use Pepsi instead of BMW antifreeze?

Yes

Zell 12-06-2012 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yonmoor (Post 14955665)
Next up: Is it okay to use Pepsi instead of BMW antifreeze?

No, you have to use Coke. Make sure it's Caffeine Free.

Idiot.

Andy2108 12-06-2012 12:29 AM

made the 1st page!

theOCHO 12-06-2012 12:35 AM

Join date 2003?
Read your manual. ZHP is no different than a regular 330 or an M3 -- they all take 91 octane.
And running a couple of gallons of 87 in a pinch won't hurt anything.

Also, in before ridiculous comment about the mystical unicorn-harnessing traits of Shell V-Power.

carcus 12-06-2012 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruskisky (Post 14955205)
Yes.

Will it affect performance? Yes.


Is the recommended AKI 91? Yes.

What he said.:hi:

peytonracer4 12-06-2012 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carcus (Post 14955777)
What he said.:hi:

thank YOU! for clarifying. this thread can now be concluded.

LeMansteve 12-06-2012 09:46 AM

Octane rating is one thing. Also consider that gas companies typically put more detergents in their higher octane fuels.


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