Will switching to a better type of gas damage my engine?

Asked by Nov 08, 2015 at 01:39 PM about the 2001 Hyundai Tiburon

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10,550

Do you mean gas with a higher octane rating ... if you do the answer is "Nope"

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No but you won't see any benefit either unless your car pings a lot. You will spend more money for gas.

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Higher octane fuel is no more powerful than regular fuel ... The Octane level only determines the speed that the fuel burns at. Low octane is like a quick "POP" but High Octane is like a "POW". That;s why engines requiring High Octane fuel will "knock and ping" if you put lower octane gas in. The High Octane is usually required for higher compression engines that use a slightly advanced timing setting. Putting High Octane gas in a regular engine won't do anything except waste money

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Here is a list of retailers specified my nearly ALL car manufacturers. Others do not have the proper detergents you car needs. And Tom I agree, there is no more energy in a gallon on 91 than 85, it's flash-point. Have a look: http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers/

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