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Unread 10-12-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi there, I've owned the 1997 Toyota Camry 4cyl sedan for almost 7 yrs and the mileage now is 110,000 miles on it. I've been using 89 (mid) gasoline type since day one I've owned it and never switch to other fuel grade. I can drive in a long distance of 410 miles which is 6 hours consecutive of driving and the car consumed 3/4 of gas tank which is I still have a quarter of gas left in my tank. It's still good for this car right?, and I would like to know what type of fuel (recommended one from the manufacturer) should I used for this car because I don't have my manual book with me.

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Unread 10-12-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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87 Regular Unleaded is fine for that kind of car. Why pay 10+ cents more for mid grade gas when it really doesn't do anything to performance....If you are worried about fuel-injector performance, go get some fuel system cleaner every 10-15 fill ups. That will save you the 2-3 dollars extra per fuel up that you pay of mid-grade unleaded gas now.

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Thanks funkycasey, because I've never know what exactly fuel type for that car. What about for the Honda Accord 1998 and Accord 2006, what grade of fuel their manufacturer recommended, thanks

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Yep, still 87 Regular Unleaded

Most cars use the 87 Octane gas....the only ones i can think of that don't are very nice sports cars like the new Corvettes and some high end V8 Muscle Cars or something like that...souped up cars in other words

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Yeah, cars that need better than 87 octane to run, it will clearly state it in the manual. But like funkycasey said, only souped up cars and cars like the RX-8 need premium gas to run properly. Just add some fuel injector cleaner every 5-10 fills ups and when you feel like it, add some octane booster.
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I would definitley look in a manual if you can, or go to your local parts store and grab a service manual. Its great to have and will list what fuel to use. On the new 06 accord i wouldnt be surprised if it called for 89-93 octane. Newer cars are running higher compression to improve efficiency, which need more octane to stay stable.
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they just recommended for me to use 87 octane in my 06, they said higher octane wont hurt but wont help either, I just use octane booster every 3 fill-ups.
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Yeah, cars that need better than 87 octane to run, it will clearly state it in the manual. But like funkycasey said, only souped up cars and cars like the RX-8 need premium gas to run properly. Just add some fuel injector cleaner every 5-10 fills ups and when you feel like it, add some octane booster.
Souped up cars or the RX-8 don't ONLY need premium, my 03 GT Turbo cruiser won't run on anything but premium! It even has a sticker on the fuel door saying "Premium fuel recommended". I ran a tank of midgrade, and man that car ran like crap!
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Yeah, cars that need better than 87 octane to run, it will clearly state it in the manual. Just add some fuel injector cleaner every 5-10 fills ups and when you feel like it, add some octane booster.
The amount that octane booster raises your octane level is completely negligible its pretty much a waste of money. Also lower grade fuel won't cause problems with your injectors. I wasn't sure if that is what you were trying to say with telling him to run injector cleaner.
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