V6 Camry - does it require premium gas??

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Old 14 Apr 2005, 07:50 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default V6 Camry - does it require premium gas??

I've looked at some car purchasing sites, but don't see a specific
reference as to whether the new V6 Camry's require premium gas.
Can someone give me the answer to this one.

Thanx,

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Old 14 Apr 2005, 08:55 am   #2 (permalink)
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 07:18 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Required: No

Recommended: Yes

I always follow the recommendation. Especially if you do lots of highway
driving.



"Joe Hill" <georgecostanz50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've looked at some car purchasing sites, but don't see a specific
> reference as to whether the new V6 Camry's require premium gas.
> Can someone give me the answer to this one.
>
> Thanx,
>
> Joe



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Old 15 Apr 2005, 05:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm I looked around and came up empty also. I know my '93 V6 calls for
91 octane

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Old 15 Apr 2005, 06:10 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Hopkins" <nasibisha@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hmmm I looked around and came up empty also. I know my '93 V6 calls for
> 91 octane
>

The 1997- current V6 models will run on 87 or above. Runs with more
horsepower and better mileage the higher the octane. Lower octane is
recommended for short trips or cold weather. Don't forget mid-grade if you
want to compromise.


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Old 15 Apr 2005, 11:46 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Mark,

Actually higher octane fuel would be better for cold start issues. If you
look at the following link on the long term test of a 1997 Toyota Camry at
Edmunds.com, this was addressed there :

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...rticleId=44023

" The car ran flawlessly, aside from a cold-start problem experienced by one
vacationer when the Camry was new. Premium fuel solved that issue."

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> "Hopkins" <nasibisha@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>> hmmm I looked around and came up empty also. I know my '93 V6 calls
>> for 91 octane
>>

> The 1997- current V6 models will run on 87 or above. Runs with more
> horsepower and better mileage the higher the octane. Lower octane is
> recommended for short trips or cold weather. Don't forget mid-grade
> if you want to compromise.


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Old 16 Apr 2005, 12:47 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Mark,
>
> Actually higher octane fuel would be better for cold start issues. If you
> look at the following link on the long term test of a 1997 Toyota Camry at
> Edmunds.com, this was addressed there :
>
> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...rticleId=44023
>
> " The car ran flawlessly, aside from a cold-start problem experienced by
> one vacationer when the Camry was new. Premium fuel solved that issue."
>

I didn't say "cold start" I just said cold weather. If you have a Toyota,
you don't have a starting problem.

Higher octanes help prevent detonation and allows the timing to advanced. If
the weather is cold, the chances of detonation is slightly less, and you
want actually want the engine to heat up as fast as possible.


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Old 16 Apr 2005, 10:35 am   #8 (permalink)
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Understood. I figured in cold weather, one may have cold start issues.

My apologies


"Mark A" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> Mark,
>>
>> Actually higher octane fuel would be better for cold start issues. If
>> you look at the following link on the long term test of a 1997 Toyota
>> Camry at Edmunds.com, this was addressed there :
>>
>> http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...rticleId=44023
>>
>> " The car ran flawlessly, aside from a cold-start problem experienced by
>> one vacationer when the Camry was new. Premium fuel solved that issue."
>>

> I didn't say "cold start" I just said cold weather. If you have a Toyota,
> you don't have a starting problem.
>
> Higher octanes help prevent detonation and allows the timing to advanced.
> If the weather is cold, the chances of detonation is slightly less, and
> you want actually want the engine to heat up as fast as possible.
>



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Old 16 Apr 2005, 11:13 am   #9 (permalink)
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"Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Understood. I figured in cold weather, one may have cold start issues.
>
> My apologies
>

Cold start ability (for items that you have any control over for a given
engine and its general operating condition) is more related to oil viscosity
and CCA of the battery. Synthetic oil definitely helps. Reasonably fresh
gasoline is a slight factor.


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