Using a higher octane may seem like a good idea, but it will serve no purpose in your PP other than to deflate your wallet. I have to use it in our two BMWs but smile when I pull up to the pump in the PP and can use 87. But as of late, since we are both retired, and because of Covid-19 we are not using too much gasoline at all. But sure have increased our Amazon spending!
Just be sure to use a "Top Tier" gasoline, (which Costco is BTW), and stay away from the independents.
87 for me. Never minded putting 93 in my Si cars, 2 of which required it due the high compression and redline, but no need in the PP. Highly debatable topic but I’m of the opinion that the octane rating is it’s resistance to pre detonation. Nothing to do with it’s quality.
Why? What do you think the higher octane will do or provide other than over paying for gas? Why is it people still to this day and age of technology believe that higher the octane, the better performance or more power it will deliver?
Car engines have sensors out the wazoo to detect pre-ignition. (pinging) When that happens, it dials back the timing and fuel mixture to keep you from causing any damage. Cars that were designed to run on high octane fuel can still use 87 - they just won't perform as well.
(And, StevenD, the GTI is a sweet ride. Totally different than a Honda, granted, but still sweet.)
I found that using hi test a few times a year improved my mpg, when I used the 87 test.
My crx would get 53 mpg and after a few tanks it would get 51 mpg. When I put 12(ish) gallons of 93 octane and ran it down to 1/8th tank, my next tank of 87 would get 57 mpg.
I also noticed that my new Hondas would not get great mpg, until they had several thousand miles.
I have used Regular Unleaded for everyday driving with MPG between 25-27, and my trip home (200miles) my best MPG is 29. On my last trip home I used Super Unleaded and finally got over the hump averaging 32.2mpg. This is over mountains and with A/C...pretty happy with those numbers.
My seats are down all the time, the only time I put them up is on the rare occasion someone is going to be sitting in the back. My reasons include:
1) Gives me a very unobstructed view out the back window, when driving, with no head-rests in the way.
2) Gives my speakers (in the rear quarter...
I was looking at a few photos of the hitch bike rack installs and have a couple,questions.
The dealer told me (we’ve all learned they aren’t the most knowledgeable)...that a tow hitch goes,I’m this shiny part I circled in red?
However, I’ve noticed everyone has their hitch underneath?
Just picked up a Uniden R7 radar detector, and am looking into getting a Blendmount instead of using the suction cup mounts.
Has anyone installed one into their PP? And did you use the mirror tap? If so, how easy (or not) is it?
What is the fastest speed you have seen on your digital speedometer?
I rarely drive freeways, but did hit 74mph yesterday! (not fast I know)
(Canadian owners: Please convert to MPH, no cheating with KPH...lol)
It seems the Passport still uses old halogen bulbs for interior dome lights etc.. in a "new" 2019 model.
Is Honda "sleeping at the switch" ?
Does anyone know of a good source of fully compatible LED replacements to get brighter / better lighting while drawing less power ?