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98 v70 XC Gasoline octane

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I'm about to go on a road trip to Wisconsin. I typically find a bunch of gas stations along my route that have ethanol-free gas and that's what I did. I found a gas station in MO that offers 91 and 110 grades only. $3.19 and $6.20. I've read the owner's manual; for optimum performance use 91, minimum is 87. Maximum of 10% ethanol. I certainly wouldn't want to fill up my whole tank, but what would be the effects of putting in a couple gallons of 110? I'm very curious. Anybody done this? I imagine it would provide better performance? At the same time it's made to handle 91.
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You won't notice any difference but in your wallet. Unless you're doing any big tuning with bigger turbos, you really won't see any benefits. I have 2000 XC with bigger injectors, 16T turbo, a tune... and 91/93 is still just fine.
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ecbsykes wrote: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:20 pm You won't notice any difference but in your wallet. Unless you're doing any big tuning with bigger turbos, you really won't see any benefits. I have 2000 XC with bigger injectors, 16T turbo, a tune... and 91/93 is still just fine.
Thank you! That was a perfect answer.
1996 960 Saloon ($1200, MI:140205, Silver Snoozer)
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, The Cloud, totalled 5/2/20 @149K, engine toast @ 151,1XX)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for The Cloud: junkyard engine, new lighting arrangement, will be offroader.
My daily is faster than an Impala (9.1 sec) but still a snoozer (8.2 sec).
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