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Old 09-19-2007, 10:38 PM
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I know this may be some dumb questions to you all, but MUSTI use 92 octane fuel and if so why?

Is it normal for the OHC V6 MIVECto make a knocking sound? (Sort of sounds similar to a lifter noise in an old car but of course mine is brand new.)
 
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:55 PM
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:50 AM
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If it says to use 92... use it. Its not like Mitsu is getting money from Exxon.
 
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:06 PM
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I use premium.
 
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:23 PM
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if ur not using the 92 thats why its making that noise
 
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:38 PM
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Did I say I wasn't using the premium? I just asked if I must. I AM using the premium but others are saying it really isn't necessary. Even a guy at a Mistsubishi dealership.

And I was told the noise is normal due to the OHC engine. Just wanted anotther opinion not accusations or assumptions. Thanks.
 
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:40 PM
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hey hey relax. Nobody actually said anything. Jason used the word 'if'

Just for your info, the guys at the Mitsubishi Dealership are stupid ********. I know more about Mitsubishi than they do.
 
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:58 PM
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^^^^^i would agree
 
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:49 PM
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As hopefully you read in the article, the level of octane you put in your car is vital to the engines health. When a car company such as mercedes or in this case mitsubishi, "recommend" a certain octane rating chances are, that "recommendation" is a must. This means this engine, was tested and tune to runs it's most safest and proficcient level on this particular octane level. I know it could be a pain sometimes, but it's vital.

Anything to prevent knocking is worth the money. I'm sure if you put 87 octane it will throw a check engine light.

Sorry if we came off too strong. were more here to help

Gus
 
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:24 PM
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I am shocked a dealership said it was okay.

Here is what my response would be "Give me that in writing" lol. Then i would take it to the manager : )
 

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