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Old 01-06-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Octane and Performance

I have a 98 TJ with the 2.5L and i have 109,000 miles. I typically used 87 or 89 octane fuel and recently started using the higher octane fuel and my jeep seems a little more peppy. Anyone else have this experience or comment?

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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if you understand exactly what an octane rating is, you'll understand why your experience is all placebo, and why lower octane is all you should put in your tank.

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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X2 on the placebo effect. Octane is not something that adds power, octane is added to gasoline to slow down how fast it burns & make it harder to ignite so it can't self-ignite itself prematurely before the spark ignites it.

In fact, running a higher octane than your engine was designed for could actually harm performance or even leave more unburned deposits behind.

Only higher performance engines with high-compression (higher than our Jeep engines have) levels benefit from/require higher amounts of octane.
When you have a choice, buy American.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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You are wasting your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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There are some newer vehicles that have different timing tables for low and high octane fuel but your jeep isn't one of them. Save your money.
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