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2006 Chrysler pt cruiser gt turbo says premium fuel recommended?

So if it says recommend mean i can still put 87 octane regular fuel correct?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes you can.  The ONLY advantage of higher-octane fuel is resistance to 'knock', also known as 'pinging' and 'pre-ignition'.  Modern computer-controlled engines will sense 'knock' before you do and retard timing to avoid it. So you'll get a little less power, a little worse fuel economy, but the car will still run okay.

    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      My friend who had a turbo Buick V6 said his mileage Royally Sucked if he didn't use prem. It Would run OK on reg, yes. My dad had almost same car, an  Olds Cutlass Ciera  V6,  but no turbo, it ran fine on reg.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Put the cheapest in. You'll still be doubling the value of the car with a full tank.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You can.  Recommended = suggested.

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  • 2 months ago

    Fill half the tank with 87 octane and go for a ride. After the motor is at operating temperature find a big hill and accelerate up it fast. if you hear a metallic popcorn sound which is called pinging you need a higher octane gasoline.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. It's just not recommended.

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  • Bort
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    2 months ago

    You can put low octane fuel in it but it's going to run like crap and negatively effect the engine's life span if you do. Use higher octane so it runs right and lasts as long as it can. It might be cheaper to use low grade fuel now but it's going to cost you a ton more in the long run because the vehicle will likely need repairs and it won't last as long if you use cheap fuel to save money now.

    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      No. Knock sensor retards timing. Just  a  bit less power, worse MPG. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Har, har, hardy, har, har! If you like spending an extra 50-60 cents per gallon, go for it. The knock sensor on the side of the engine can compensate for lower octane fuels. The "Goobermint" (government) has mandated that all cars must be able to run on 87 octane.

    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      Rubbish...maybe Newer cars much after 1995  . "..that all cars.." Your Words.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Your car will run fine on 87 octane

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  • 2 months ago

    It depends on your driving habits. If you do a lot of 

    "pedal to the metal" driving, get the premium. If you drive like a little old man mostly, regular is just fine.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    'Recommended' is not 'essential'. Mr Smartypants is correct.

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