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Old 04-12-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Default what type of gas does an S70 use?

Hey All, Just wondering what type of gas Volvo’s use in the United States? Is it premium(91 I think)or can the run on the lowergrades (87 or 89 I think they are).Help is very much appreciated, I know this sounds like asimplequestion but I can not find the answer anywhere.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:13 PM
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The turbo engines ASK for premium. However, they will run fine on regular. On the flip side, your mileage will be better with premium and if you use Shell premium, the additive package will allow you some freedom from adding a periodic valve cleaner. It truly works.

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All Volvo's should use Premium gas. I just put 93 in my s70 a few days ago.

However they will run fine on regular.
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No Robbie, not ALL Volvos use premium fuel.

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No Robbie, not ALL Volvos use premium fuel.

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I know, I never said they do. All Volvo's should use. The key word was should. And yes they all should, but most people don't. I myself am one of those people. I currently am running 93 but that isn't normal for me.
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Hi guys can I take from your posts that you do not have to use expencive premum gas in an S70? what about the T5 and GLT models will they run on lowest of grades?
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yeah they will run, but you will get better miliege the higher the grade.
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You can run any Volvo on any grade gas. However you should use Premium gas if you can, especially in the turbo models.
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I've experimented with this over and over on many different cars and I don't find that I get better mileage on higher octane gas. As a matter of fact my Suburban got better mileage (like 14 instead of 13) on lower octane gas. I usually run 87 octane, but have switched to higher octane for extended periods of time and see not difference in running or mileage. I know most everybody says to use premium in the Turbo Volvo's, but I don't because I can't see or feel the difference. Plus I don't trust gas stations to be really pumping something different just because they charge more.
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I've experimented with this over and over on many different cars and I don't find that I get better mileage on higher octane gas. As a matter of fact my Suburban got better mileage (like 14 instead of 13) on lower octane gas. I usually run 87 octane, but have switched to higher octane for extended periods of time and see not difference in running or mileage. I know most everybody says to use premium in the Turbo Volvo's, but I don't because I can't see or feel the difference. Plus I don't trust gas stations to be really pumping something different just because they charge more.
I have put higher octane in my turboed Volvo and seen a huge difference. The car feels so much smoother when using higher octane gas and I get better gas mileage. I don't buy it now because it is so exspensive.
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