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98 v70 XC Gasoline octane Topic is solved

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98 v70 XC Gasoline octane

Post by CIK7 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:54 pm

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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Re: 98 v70 XC Gasoline octane  Topic is solved

Post by ecbsykes » 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.
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Re: 98 v70 XC Gasoline octane

Post by CIK7 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 pm

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.


1998 V70 XC (selling electric driver seat, PM me)
2001 V70 base (gone, traded for 98 XC)
2009 Impala LT 3.5 (sold, bought 01 V70)

If you have a 93-98 850 wagon/V70 and are interested in getting 'interior remodeling' ideas and sick of samo samo factory carpeting and plastic junk, PM me. I used software to design some wood parts I want to refit my XC with and am currently designing other parts. I'm looking at shag carpet too.

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