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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of gas (octane) are u running in your snowmobile??
Regular or supreme????

Some on told me that if u run supreme which is a higher octane level that the skidoo may run hotů

What is the deal with this???
i use supreme..
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My Polaris has a premium and regular switch, so I can choose, but I always use premium.

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 04:14 PM
 
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I run two tanks of regular, and then a tank of premeium. But I heard if you switch like this it is'nt good for cars...is this just because it's fueld injection?
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if anything running higher octane gas will make your sled run colder
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Originally posted by Brendon@Jan 28 2004, 04:34 PM
if anything running higher octane gas will make your sled run colder
why is this?
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I always run 91 octane. If non-oxy is available, I use that.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 04:49 PM
 
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Question,
What octane can i safely run in my stock 96 Polaris Ultra 680?
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I have a switch for both, I always put in premium though.
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In my 2003 mannual it states that if you are unsure or think your below 91 octane , you should select regular from the prem/reg on your fuel select switch..

don't know if i makes a big difference or not I haven't had much time to ride and find out .....
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Use what is recommended. My Phazer takes 87 octane. Using 91 will only waste horsepower and money, because the engine is not set up to deal with the higher potential for detonation that comes with higher octane.

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