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Just curious if anyone has experienced any differences in premium vs. regular fuel.
 

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Only premium in my rod.
 

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sgtrage said:
Diesel #2

Right now I'm using MDO(marine diesel oil).
 

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You can run on "regular" gas if putting around, but if you run it hard you can damage your engine. I'd never put anything but premium in my bike. Never ever.
 

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mc 88 said:
Premium.. but not Shell Optimax..
Why not ? Is that the one with ethanol added ?

Tend to use 98 from Caltex.
 

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93 Premium for me.. The warmer climates (closer to sea level) should have a higher octane premium whereas when you go north (like Utah), the premium has a lower octane.. Hard to believe CA (as posted above) would have 91 octane.. The higher the octane, the slower the burn which is needed to avoid detonation in higher compression/performance engines. If you have modified your engine to have higher compression ratios, you would want to put race fuel in it with even higher octane levels..
 

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BP 93 or Shell V-Power
 
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