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I just purchased a 2006 VW Passat 2.0T. When I opened the lid on the gas tank area, there is a sticker indicating that they prefer I use "unleaded premium, 91 octane". Can I use ethanol 89 octane without hurting anything?

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Yes you can use a lower octane they sagest a higher octane so you wont have pre ignition knock
you can use a octane booster to help but try it with out first if all is ok than no problem if not you
can always put the octane boost in at any time.

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bob

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    Hey Robert,I have a 2002 maxima & have used 87 oct .Within 1yr I had to replace Oxy sensors & now my knock sensor.Is this due to lower octane?

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Yes you can use 89 octane, but at first it may seem like the car is not running right. don't worry the car is okay it is that the 89 is thicker than the 91. just give it some time.

Posted on May 21, 2011

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