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Getting better gas milage....

I live in California where the price of gas has gone up. i have a 87 Toyota Cressida with 114k miles on it and i've been using 87 octane when i gas up and 91 when i have extra money. now rather than using the 91 octane would it be ok to use the 87 octane along with a gas octane booster ? i read that the Cressida's don't take to well using a lower octane and i'd hate to ruin anything in the engine being it's running ok for now. any feed back you could pass on would be great. Thank you, Ronald from California.

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Hey there, well if its anything like mine(91 cressy) its pretty thirsty! but things worth checking(if u havnt already) are the engine timing, fuel filter, air filter, as they will make a huge differnce. still im getting 11L per 100 around town, and i dont exactly flog it. and about the octane, i realy wouldnt worry too much if its just the non turbo version, although sticking to 91octane or above is always a good idea. usually only costs a few extra dollars a tank for 98 octane here in Australia, so i think its worth it.

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