Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 23:29:54 -0600
From: Steven Stern <>
Subject: Re: New 9-5 SE

I've been running my V6 on mid-level Shell or Amoco Silver. So far, it's run fine. As an experiment, I'm going to do a month on premium and see if there's a difference. On Thu, 02 Mar 2000 16:30:35 GMT, Gavin Haslett <> wrote: >"Sheldon L. Tarakan" wrote: > >> I just picked up my new Saab 9-5 SE. When I asked the salesperson if I >> should use premium or mid-level gas he suggested that I alternate. Does this >> make any sense to anyone? I would imagine a "performance" car would require >> higher octane all the time. > >I take a good rule of thumb to be that 99% of normally aspirated cars can run >fine on mid-level or regular gas... forced induction pretty much >REQUIRES premium. > >'course, I'm a forced induction junkie, having one turbocharged and one >supercharged car :))) --Steve Stern SYSOP

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