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Can I use 87 gas rather than premium I see the manual reads Premium

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If it says that you can use it, go ahead. But if is recommends not to except in an emergency.
DON'T. Octane Ratings in gasoline refer to the temperature that the fuel will Ignite. The Lower the
Temperature that it Ignites, The lower the Octane Rating. The engine in your car is Very High Performance. It uses a High Compression Ratio so the Temperatures and Pressures inside the cylinders are higher before the spark plug ignites the fuel mixture. If you Octane is too low, The fuel will ignite before it is supposed to and you can damage or possibly destroy the engine. If you use the premium, i.e. High Octane Fuel, The timing of the ignition will be correct and the engine will purr like a kitten. Not really a kitten, maybe a tiger. You know what I mean. Most people who own that car, don't really know it's a screamer. I'm not kidding.

I know it costs more, but in the long run the engine will last longer.
Hope this is of some help,
Best Regards,
Mark

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Most problems you going to have are ...1.clog fuel filter and the car is going to run lean it can burn the catalyctic convertor if the catalyctic convertor dont clog first those are just some problems just ask for the price on the catalyctic ........ after 1980 if the car has a ecu have to use plus or beter premium gas to avoid problems

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You can. The manufacture recommends premium for best vehicle performance and fuel efficiency.

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