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Old 07-12-2009, 07:44 PM
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What octane do you use in your quad?

Just wondering what octane everyone else uses in the quads I got a 08 grizzly 700 and use 91.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:55 PM
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Your wasting your money. Its meant to run 87. I ran all different octanes and i actually get better mileage using 87 and no noticeable perfrmance loss
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:10 PM
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Always used premium on my '07 700 Grizz, but only because I was using it on my Kodiak for a couple of years. I know on my '02 400 Kodiak it made a big difference when I switched to premium. Used to ping under a hard load - WOT, now no pinging and noticeable increase in power.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:11 PM
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When you're talking 10cents/litre difference and it only holds 20 litres, it doesn't make for a big hit on the wallet.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:35 PM
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higher the better...motor will run better and stay cooler and less noise...
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well i was told years ago and dont quote me on this


this my understanding on fuel

87 octane is the most explosive.... ie higher flash point

higher octane has a lower flash point but a longer burn

i have used high and low octane in my 05 400 honda and have never noticed a difference
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:24 AM
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higher the better...motor will run better and stay cooler and less noise...
my thoughts aswell
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:22 AM
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my raptor likes the high octane...runs a little rough on regular...the 450 king quad doesnt seem to care
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94 octane will burn into the exaust on a engine made for 87. You will lose power as you are not burning all the fuel.
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most quads are 10 to 1 compression or higher.i dont think 94 will ever hurt them...but i can gurantee if u run farm gas it runs like ass...
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most quads are 10 to 1 compression or higher.i dont think 94 will ever hurt them...but i can gurantee if u run farm gas it runs like ass...

i run 87 farm gas and mine rus as good as when i ran 91 or 94 octane and the temp stayed te same +- 5 degrees. 700 grizzly's only have a 9.2 to 1 ratio. So it seems pretty pointless to run much more than 89 octane to me
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:47 AM
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most quads are 10 to 1 compression or higher.i dont think 94 will ever hurt them...but i can gurantee if u run farm gas it runs like ass...
I thought farm gas has nothing to do with the octane rating? I thought that it just has a die in it.

But I have a Grizz 700 myself, and I always run 87. The motor and mapping is designed with that in mind. Anything above, and its a waste of money IMO. I haven't had any pinging, or anything, even on WOT.

The only think I will not run in it is Husky gas. That ethanol shit is terrible for the fuel system.
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I only run chevron ultra premium, isn't it 94? I think? Anyhow, my quad is old but real high compression, can't kick it over without the compression release, and I'm 220 lbs. It runs like ass on cheaper gas.
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