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post #13 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2010
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As for the adaptive knock sensor comment, it's usually a one-way deal. A car is "designed" for a specific grade of gas but if you put in a lesser octane, it will adjust the timing to avoid the knock. But it won't suddenly say, "Look, we have race gas, let's add 40 HP."

With cars that recommend premium fuel, you can use a lesser grade gas and the knock sensor will detect it and adjust timing accordingly.
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