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Gas grade for a 2001 prelude anyone?


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I had a 99 lude and if I recall it was premium only. I believe that would indicate 91+ depending on the station you are at. I remember looking it up my own manual and taking note that I had to have just about the max octane available as per the manufacturer.

 

If you want to operate your car with minimal problems I wouldn't use 89 or 87. You think gas is expensive, try having to fix your car because you were using Economy 86 from Sunoco :o

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I think the bottom line is:

 

Honda didn't say premium because they it makes them giggle like cathloc school girls when they envision Americans spending $35 to fill up their car that only has a 12 (or so) gallon tank.

 

You bought a lude. You bought a sports car. You pay more insurance, you spend more money on tires and you pay more for premium gas. If you don't want to then either buy a metro or put crap gas in your sports car. It's your ride, do whatever you want to it.

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i use 91 every time. it cost me about 35-38 a tank with prices ranging from 2.50 -270. at most it will cost 5-8 more bucks to fill up with premium. 5-8 more bucks to not risk premature ignition, losing power and possibly f*cking up your engine. just get premium my friend.

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Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source

sports car

–noun

a small, high-powered automobile with long, low lines, usually seating two persons.

 

I think it could be classed at least 2/3 of a sports car. It has the long low lines, and if you have ever tried to sit in the backseat I would classify it as a two-seater. High powered is debatable for sure though and it is only somewhat small.

 

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I think it could be classed at least 2/3 of a sports car. It has the long low lines, and if you have ever tried to sit in the backseat I would classify it as a two-seater. High powered is debatable for sure though and it is only somewhat small.

 

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high powered is usually over 200hp.... my mom's minivan is pushin 215.

so yeah, you have less power than my mom's van.

 

it isn't a 2 seater.

 

it may have the body line.

 

1/3.

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high powered is usually over 200hp.... my mom's minivan is pushin 215.

so yeah, you have less power than my mom's van.

 

it isn't a 2 seater.

 

it may have the body line.

 

1/3.

 

I know it is not a two seater, that was where the sarcasm came in. I did try to sit in my back seat once...and never again. I only fit by assuming the fetel position and sitting sideways. So help me to feel better about being me and give it a 1/2 at least?

 

Anyway, I reiterate. It is your car. Do what you want and if it acts up change what you do. I ran 91 in mine. But then again, I religiously used full synthetic every 3k miles and had my tires rotated and spin balanced every 1500 miles to keep them perfectly balanced. Having a shimmy at 110 is not a comfortable feeling. But that was what I was comfortable with so I went with it.

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The compression ratio is 10 to 1, and premium, unleaded fuel (96 octane RON) is specified. A knock sensor imbedded in the cylinder head detects any incipient combustion knock (detonation) and automatically retards ignition timing for safe operation.
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