Regular gas in wrx?
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

This is a discussion on Regular gas in wrx? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; A friend of mine ( retired school teacher ) owns a 2011 wrx and refuses to put anything other than ...

  1. #1
    Registered User thegamer1587's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    247

    Regular gas in wrx?

    A friend of mine ( retired school teacher ) owns a 2011 wrx and refuses to put anything other than regular gas in the tank. Just curious as to what kind of long tern damage he is doing to the car? He has about 30K miles on it now and trades his cars in every 2 years. Just curious about this....I've honestly tried to explain to him several times that its terrible for the car but its like talking to a brick wall.In his mind I waste my money by putting premium in mine. I feel REALLY bad for the person who pays top dollar for the car off the dealers used section of the lot in a few months....

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,959
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by thegamer1587 View Post
    A friend of mine ( retired school teacher ) owns a 2011 wrx and refuses to put anything other than regular gas in the tank. Just curious as to what kind of long tern damage he is doing to the car? He has about 30K miles on it now and trades his cars in every 2 years. Just curious about this....I've honestly tried to explain to him several times that its terrible for the car but its like talking to a brick wall.In his mind I waste my money by putting premium in mine. I feel REALLY bad for the person who pays top dollar for the car off the dealers used section of the lot in a few months....
    To assess long term damage I think one would have to take a statistically significant number of cars driven their lifetime with the correct fuel and tear them down at the end, to compare them with a statistically significant number of cars driven over their lifetime with incorrect fuel under the same conditions. A few dozen cars in either category would probably be OK.

    Otherwise I see no real way of providing a meaningful answer.

    The ECU will pull timing and adjust as much as possible.

    I'm not worried about it personally (then again, I'm not paying for the fuel or the car...).
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    Man is a brute.... If you're cruel to him, he respects and fears you. If you're kind to him, he plucks your eyes out. Alexis Zorbas
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  4. #3
    Hell on Wheels Rodman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    237
    I Support ClubWRX
    My rex runs great on 93. But I am sure that there are others that do the same. My girl had
    a 08 Mazda CX-7 which had a turbo. She ran 89/91 every other fill up. That's what she told me anyway.
    That is one reason I buy new.. actually I just love new
    Rod
    2014 WRX SWP Premium sedan
    Stink-Eye Mob #57
    "Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility" - rarrior

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    79
    The difference in price between regular and premium really isn't that much. I always put 93 octane in my car.

  6. #5
    Registered User thegamer1587's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    247
    Agree, This buddy of mine is the reason I bought new.

  7. #6
    Registered User Axex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North Cackalaky
    Posts
    280
    I think it depends on how he drives it. If he's mostly putting around town or doing highway cruising it probably isn't that bad. If he drives it like the rest of us do then I too feel sorry for the future owner.

  8. #7
    Registered User thegamer1587's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by Axex View Post
    I think it depends on how he drives it. If he's mostly putting around town or doing highway cruising it probably isn't that bad. If he drives it like the rest of us do then I too feel sorry for the future owner.
    He does drive it extremely conservatively. Not sure if the thing has ever hit boost.

  9. #8
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,820
    I Support ClubWRX

    Re: Regular gas in wrx?

    Is he a member of this forum? I ask because there was once a guy who was adamantly against using premium gas & argued for using regular fuel since he always stays out of boost.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  10. #9
    Registered User nsibanez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    2,557
    Its not worth risking the life of the engine for a couple cents. Your owners manual says "awe nothing less then 91 unless in an emergency

  11. #10
    Registered User thegamer1587's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Is he a member of this forum? I ask because there was once a guy who was adamantly against using premium gas & argued for using regular fuel since he always stays out of boost.
    No, hes defintely not a member here. Hes close to 70years old, so he doesn't even know what a internet forum is.

  12. #11
    Cheeky Bastage! spirited09wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Dirty Jerz
    Posts
    2,718
    A. why would you buy a car that specifically states to put premium in (for legitimate reasons) and then flat out refuse to?
    2. why would you buy a sports car with a turbo and then drive like a grandma and not 'touch' the turbo?
    Zach
    Teh Intern @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    2009 WRB Subaru Wrx Sedan: WTF Tuning Stg2
    Stink eye Mob #287
    N.E.R.D. #43252003274489856000 (the total number of configurations of the Rubik cube)
    "It's not turbo-lag, it's foreplay"

  13. #12
    Registered User nsibanez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    2,557
    that poor car is dying!!! SAVE HER!

  14. #13
    Registered User skinikko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    69
    Poor car!!!
    =(

  15. #14
    Registered User thegamer1587's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    A. why would you buy a car that specifically states to put premium in (for legitimate reasons) and then flat out refuse to?
    2. why would you buy a sports car with a turbo and then drive like a grandma and not 'touch' the turbo?
    Lol. Your guess is as good as mine man....

  16. #15
    Registered User wrx650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    707
    I Support ClubWRX
    I lent my car to my a friend and he kindly filled it up with gas (from empty) before he returned it. Unfortunately it was regular and when I drove my car I cried on the inside because of all the knocking and lack of any sort of power. I don't understand why someone would drive it like that on a normal basis.
    -Noah

    2009 Spark Silver Metallic Sedan - Stage 2+

    Stink-Eye Mob #91

    Help Me with My Build Thread : http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/builds...wrx-sedan.html

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •