Fuel: Reg vs Prem

Tiny
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Mercedes E320 cabriolet, 1995, 55,000 mi. The owners manual calls for premium fuel. What is the effect of running regular fuel instead?
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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 AT 9:18 AM

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Tiny
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The compression is too high to support regular fuel. Low octane will cause pre-denotation (pinging) and damage the cylinder head/valves. It is aluminum. Don't add octane boosters they are worth a rats behind!

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
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In addition, be prepared for a Check Engine Light to illuminate, as the pinging will drive the knock sensors crazy to the point of triggering the CEL.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 AT 11:22 PM

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