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Old 04-02-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Default what fuel for a 2004?

Just bought a 2004 S60, nearing empty and can't find anywhere what octane rating fuel to use? If it's ok to use Regular Unleaded, how much benefit is there to switching to a higher octane rating?

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Old 04-02-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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Default RE: what fuel for a 2004?

C'mon guys, it's a simple question, you all drive S60's.. what kind of gas do you use?



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Old 04-02-2008, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: what fuel for a 2004?

Use any fuel. Super-unleaded will net you some performance and mileage gains.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:23 PM
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Can't afford high grade, so I use 87 oct
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1. Be paitent this forum moves slowly.

2. Running Regular gas is fine.

3. Are you N/A or Turboed? If your N/A running Regular gas is fine so is running higher grades. If your turboed you should use higher octane gas but you don't have to. Running regular in a turboed car is fine.

4. By running higher octane gas your car runs smoother and you should see slightly better gas mileage.
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Default RE: what fuel for a 2004?

If you're running any of the turbo's 2.5T, T5, or R I would recommend the premium, if you have the stock S60, you'll be fine for regular.

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Old 04-12-2008, 07:09 PM
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Default RE: what fuel for a 2004?

With my 2004 non-turbo I get some increase in mileage using the high octane. It's hard to tell exactly how much because the outside temperature has been so up and down in the last 4 months. But if the gain in MPG is even close to your price per mile --PPM-- go for the highest octane you can get.

For example, today I can buy regular at 3.25 and high octane at 3.55. My mileage w/ regular is 22.3, and with the high octane is 23.1. In one hundred miles I will spend $14.57. on Regular gas. With Premium I will spend $15.37. But then I drive less than three hundred miles per week, so it's about a cup of coffee per week for me.

Does the S60 run better with the good stuff?? Maybe. Will the better gas help in the long run ? I can only hope.

Do the math. But whatever, there is one thing we all know--the gas prices suck and are only going to get worse, so do whatever you can to get a grip on it.
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Default RE: what fuel for a 2004?

i too just got an 04 S60 and have always run the 89 octane 10% Ethanol blend in my 9.5 Saab with no problems was considering it for my wifes Volvo. Any problems anybody has faced with the 10 % Ethanol blends? I can but it at the same price as the 87 at the Caseys here in Missouri. JH
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:21 PM
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i too just got an 04 S60 and have always run the 89 octane 10% Ethanol blend in my 9.5 Saab with no problems was considering it for my wifes Volvo. Any problems anybody has faced with the 10 % Ethanol blends? I can but it at the same price as the 87 at the Caseys here in Missouri. JH
Yes!!!

I fill up my tank all the way when i put gas and two times I fueled w/ 10 % eth. and didn't get my normal milage. Both times I was short by aproximatly 45 miles. So I stoped using it.

No wonder it is cheaper!
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:28 PM
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Here's a fun way to learn about which gas to use.

http://www.cartalk.com/content/features/premium/

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