Fuel injecters VS high octane gas

Tiny
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I have a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am W6 Lt 1 5.7 (Corvette motor) 35000 mi. I usually use mid or Premium gas. I was recently told to never use premium gas in a fuel injected car because it stops up the fuel injector. (I read on here that a high performance car can use high octane gas with no problems and not using high octane can damage the engine) I assume my car considered a "High performance" car. Which of these two statements most closely fits my car concerns? My concern of this is mostly due to a problem my car has recently started having. About once in every 20-30 starts, my car will not start. There is no sound of either "clicking of battery" or "turning over of battery but no spark". If I keep trying it will eventually start. I had my battery cables tightened to no avail. BTW the cables :roll: were not corroded.
Thank you for your help. Transamloverbyheart
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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 AT 9:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hey Trans,
You should have no problem what so ever w/ mid to premium fuel. I would also consider your motor a mid-performance type, don't get me wrong, its a great motor and am impressed @ what GM did to it. But High Performance Engines are seriously modified and fuel type is a concern with those!
As to your no-start issue. Its sounds to me that you may have a starter or starter solenoid issue and further testing may be required, and it needs to be done when the vehicle "acts up" Let us know!

Chris
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
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Chris,
Thank you for your response AND as to your statement concerning the engine performance. I really did question if this was concidered High Performance. Even though I knew it was a great engine I also knew there are HIGHER performance than this. My original question had also asked this question but I was affraid I sounded dumb because I have always been told how great it is. I appreciate your quick response and I will have it checked out!
TALBH


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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Your very welcome! And never worry about your questions! Allot of us here do this for a living/passion/hobby or all (like me! LOL) Fire away with any?'S !

Chris

P.S. Love the ride! (But I still yearn for the days of the older body styles and big block power houses!) :Twisted:
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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ME TOO! I have had 6 T/A'S. The first being a '78
It was white with red interior and a Large FireBird on the hood. I was an idiot when I sold it, but I didn't know what I had then.
Trans Am
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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LOL Shana! Considering a Trans Am/Camaro for my next "project" We'll see. 8) Gotta finish up the eclipse I did for my daughter (she seriously neglected timing belt maint. And when it broke. Ouch. Valve/head work! :Oops: )

Take Care,

Chris
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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 10:25 AM

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