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BoremViper97

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I got my red 97 RT/10 about 9-10 weeks ago and I’ve been really enjoying it.
I’ve driven nearly 2,000 miles already.

Plenty more I could share but this post is about fuel octane:
When I got the car I was actually a little disappointed about its torque/acceleration. I had a feeling so I ran the gas tank as empty as possible without getting stranded, then I filled up with fresh top tier 93 octane. My feeling was right- the car was immediately better torque and acceleration. (I think the previous owner put cheap gas in it).

Since then I’ve been running top tier 93 and just today I filled up my Chevy truck for the first time in a while and
It felt so odd to choose the 87 octane.
 

VaderViper

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I had a similar experience with my 06 I got that had 23k miles. The original gas mightve been old, but after a couple tanks the car got a lot better. Also an fresh oil change made the engine a lot smoother too. I got it Septemer 30th last year...I'm sitting at 27.5k miles now and counting. Hard not to drive it.
 

Bowersdiesel

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Most people let these car hibernate through the rainy months. Here in Oregon we have ethanol fuel, not sure if all states run this garbage, but if you can find a station that serves NON-ETHENAOL fuel, that way if they sit the fuel takes far longer to deteriorate.
 

aacrewchief

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I’ve had my gen 2 GTS for 13 years now, if I put ethanol gas in it (which I did when the gas station failed to disclose its gas had ethanol) regardless of which octane, it will not run properly. I go out of my way to put high octane (91 here in Oklahoma), 100% gas in it and it runs beautifully. 93 octane gas is near impossible to find in this state.
 

DickDavis

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I wish you could find this everywhere. Down here in Florida it isn't too hard to get it. And, yes, it makes a difference.
 

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Monopoly

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Oh yeah when I first test drove my rt10 it felt slow too. Mine was original plugs and wires and the gaps were way off on some. Swapped those out what a difference that made.
 

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