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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012 Thread Starter
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Fuel Pollution Pumps

Hello all new to the forum and firts post, sorry for any mistake. Love the car and intend of buying one, 2007 or newer. My concern is we have bad gasoline, not two pumps are the same and they all lie about the octane. I think they mix it with other stuff. My question is what problems should i expect in short and long terms about the car. I have to buy it used most 50.000 km, i live in Europe.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012
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Two opinions. Go to the station that sells the most fuel. The premise being they would get their tanks refilled more often and if customers keep returning, they might not have any complaints about the fuel. Second is get a hold of some octane boost fuel additive if you aren't certain of the octane rating.

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As the previous post said, BE POSITIVE the octane rating is the same or MORE than what your tune is. A 91 tune running on 93 fuel is perfectly fine, 93 running on 91 will destroy your engine, fairly quickly too. As for the pollutants, almost all fuel stations will have ethanol mixed in, which then leads to moisture, and can also damage your engine. The less ethanol, the better. You can get products that can clean your fuel system from all the deposits and contaminants the ethanol has created through extended use, but a large percent of ethanol in the fuel should be avoided, vigorously. If you don't know, don't risk it unless you absolutely have to. As the previous poster stated as well, a larger brand or station obviously has something right, and is able to obtain a higher quality blend of fuel than a family run convenience station. As well, try and make it consistent, and try to always fill up at the same location because of the variability in the fuels if you can. At least try to stick with the same brand.
Trial and error is mostly the best way to go, or you could ask the operators what kind of blends they sell. Whichever seems to have the least affect on your vehicle, stick with it.
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Thank you both for your opinions.
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