The best fuel you can use on your vehicle is any octane that contains at max 10% ethanol.
Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel additive made by fermenting and distilling crops that have been broken down into simple sugars.
A 10% blend of ethanol and gasoline will
not harm any engine or fuel system component. However, the ethanol has
a cleaning effect that will remove rust and other junk from the fuel
system. This necessitates frequent fuel filter changes until the fuel
system is cleaned out.
Most gas stations in our area are set like so:
87 octane (Up to 10% ethanol)
89 octane (Up to 5% ethanol)
91 octane (No ethanol)
Now we do not have 93 or 95 octane available to us here, so I am currently unsure as to what is in 95 octane fuels. In my opinion, I would use 91 octane (No ethanol) for the majority, while adding 87 or 89 octane (5-10% ethanol) ever so often to clean the lines.
I hope this helps you out,
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95 octane premium is generally good for most cars, anything fuel injected i run on either that or 98 octane ultimate, id stick to the 95 for now and see how you go. 98 will give better performance and help keep the engine running smooth, helps clean carbon deposits etc may increase temp of car slightly but should be ok.
If you dont have access to compressed air and a blow gun , to blow down the jets, then use a needle and try to clear the jets, and then try the wshers, you will have to adjust the jets after. If you still have nothing, or it is very weak, then remove the pipe and blow down it , also with the pipe off, try the washer pump to see if it is pumping strongly, because, although the pump is working/making a noise, it may be too weak, in which case you will need to replace the pump.
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It's a little commuter car. It's designed to save you money.
Anything over 87 is just a waste of money, UNLESS your engine is knocking at 87. Then you should step up to the next highest grade.
89 is a made up octane. It's just a mix of the lowest grade and the highest grade. I used to work at a mobil gas station for a year, and the only grades i knew wer 87 and 93, but 89 was an available option. it's just a way for oil companies to benefit off of ignorance.
91 and 93 is for high performance engines, turbo-induction, superchargers, that sort of stuff.
you should be fine sticking with the 87 though, but move up to "89 octane" or 91/93 if your engine knocks a lot.
hope this helps.