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    How bad would it hurt my 05 wrx if I put regular gas in it instead of premium?

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    If you did it on accident, one tank full won't kill your engine, just don't go WOT. run the tank till its almost empty then fill up with premium.

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    What does WOT mean and I've been running it on regular for 3 weeks and just figured out it was premium... How bad is that?

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    WOT = Wide Open Throttle.. Balls to the wall.. Pedal to the metal.
    Chances are you'll be fine.. Just take it easy till you get premium in there to avoid any (more) damage.

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    Ok thanks

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    No problem

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    You broke your car........

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    Keep the turbo out of boost and you should be okay

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    It wont harm your car at all. The motor has anti-knock sensors that will adjust the engine timing accordingly. If you run regular, you wont get the best performance out of your car, but you wont hurt it either.

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    You won't instantly destroy your car but you're really not saving a tremendous bunch either. Your cars performance will be effected and your mpgs go down. Additionally, most will instinctively press the gas more to compensate for the performance loss thereby making mpgs even worse.

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