Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:51:25 -0500 From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com> Subject: Re: premium fuel only for Aero?
In my area, 93 AKI octane is Premium, 89 is mid-grade, and regular is 87. Some other areas have 92 as premium and 90 as mid-grade. In the high mountains, the octane for all grades are lowered by about 2 points because high compression is not possible in the rare air. Nobody actually sells the 90.5 octane that is recommended for the Aero, you have to buy the higher octane or mix the types by changing between mid-grade and premium. > well too bad i thought i would have yet another ocassion to bash the US ;P > anyways have fun driving a SAAB one of the few real cars left > cars with a shape, cars with edges not one of those year2000 euro/US > standardized > design sloppy curves / eye lights cars ;) As a US citizen, I will take this opportunity to "bash" US car companies, particularly GM with their wide selection of boring and useless models. The only 4 door sedan with a US nameplate that has a 200+ hp engine and is available with a stick shift is the Lincoln LS, but just try buying one. Nothing is available from anyone. Ford discontinued the Contour/Mondeo in the US and the Taurus SHO stick shift was discontinued before that. GM hasn't made anything like this domestically for years, so the Olds Alero and Pontiac Grand Prix are the largest cars with stick shift available, but in an anemic 4 cylinder configuration only. And, again, just try finding one at a dealer. Chrysler has the Sebring, but as with GM, stick shift is only available on the least powerful engine. Models with the proper level of performance, like the 300M have nothing but the "Autostick" automatic manual transmission, which to me is just bull shift. Walt Kienzle 1991 9000T 1990 Taurus SHO "Simon Putz" <simon.putznopsamline.de> wrote in message news:9jvqdq$cca$06$1nopsam.t-online.com... > Hi, > > > And for Simon, when we talk about octane in North America we use the AKI > > numbers [Anti Knock Index = (RON + MON) / 2 ]. In Europe the octane is > > measured using RON (Research Octane Number) only. They do not use the > Motor > > Octane Number. RON tends to be about 4 or 5 points higher than the AKI > > number. > > > > ah so i see is like premium the middle grade gas or is there one better > so premium would be like 95 here i guess so its like the super one here hehe > ;) > well too bad i thought i would have yet another ocassion to bash the US ;P > anyways have fun driving a SAAB one of the few real cars left > cars with a shape, cars with edges not one of those year2000 euro/US > standardized > design sloppy curves / eye lights cars ;) > and for the knock sensor yea that has to be true that u can pretty much use > any fuel > just the premium one will perform better at higher rpm„s i think > > > bye > > simon putz > >