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Old October 20th 04, 02:59 AM
Laura M
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We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
sure?

Thanks!

Laura M.
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Old October 20th 04, 03:04 AM
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Don't be a moron, it uses Diesel.




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Old October 20th 04, 11:17 AM
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"Laura M" > wrote in message om...
> We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
> we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
> it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
> different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
> sure? Thanks! Laura M.


It says 91 but you can put in 89, 90 since the knock sensor will adjust
the timing automatically for knock. If it still knocks then increase the
octane by a notch. Not every gas station are the same. If you're climbing
a steep hill then go with 91.

Do your math to see which saves more fuel. I doubt there's a huge
difference.


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Old October 20th 04, 09:00 PM
Laura M
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"burt squareman" > wrote in message news:<[email protected]> ...
> "Laura M" > wrote in message om...
> > We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
> > we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
> > it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
> > different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
> > sure? Thanks! Laura M.

>
> It says 91 but you can put in 89, 90 since the knock sensor will adjust
> the timing automatically for knock. If it still knocks then increase the
> octane by a notch. Not every gas station are the same. If you're climbing
> a steep hill then go with 91.
>
> Do your math to see which saves more fuel. I doubt there's a huge
> difference.


Thanks for the info. Actually, we live on top of a huge hill which I
go up and down at least 2x/day. So I guess I'd better go with the 91.
Thanks again!
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Old October 22nd 04, 01:31 AM
chris
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If the manual says 91 then use 91.

Sure it may have a knock sensor, but your engine won't be running as it
should. ie. less power, etc

Also your only saving about $4.00 ish a tank of fuel. If that's going to
break the bank then maybe you shouldn't have bought a new vehicle..


"Laura M" > wrote in message
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> We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
> we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
> it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
> different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
> sure?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Laura M.



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Old October 22nd 04, 08:49 PM
Laura M
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"chris" > wrote in message >...
> If the manual says 91 then use 91.
>
> Sure it may have a knock sensor, but your engine won't be running as it
> should. ie. less power, etc
>
> Also your only saving about $4.00 ish a tank of fuel. If that's going to
> break the bank then maybe you shouldn't have bought a new vehicle..
>
>
> "Laura M" > wrote in message
> om...
> > We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
> > we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
> > it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
> > different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
> > sure?
> >
> > Thanks!


I just love posters who demand a black or white answer. The answer is
I don't like to toss money out the window. Of course I can afford the
car. I also can afford to fill it up with premium. But, if you add
up $4.00 *ISH* for each week of the year, then that's real money. I
do, however, agree with your first statement about less power and the
engine running as it should.
> >
> > Laura M.

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Old October 23rd 04, 05:31 AM
Connor Maxwell
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On 19 Oct 2004 18:59:27 -0700, (Laura M) wrote:

>We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
>we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
>it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
>different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
>sure?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Laura M.


Check out
www.hondapilot.org. There were reports that Honda had
issued a correction for the part in the manual which specifies the 2K5
Pilot to use 91 octane gas. From what I read, they're saying that 87,
the usual regular gas octane rating, is what's recommended.

I didn't read it carefully since I have a '03, but go have a look.
Most likely wanna do a search for "2005 AND octane".
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Old October 23rd 04, 03:58 PM
Laura M
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Connor Maxwell > wrote in message >. ..
> On 19 Oct 2004 18:59:27 -0700, (Laura M) wrote:
>
> >We just bought a 2005 Honda Pilot. We've only had it for 4 days but
> >we love it! I've heard discrepancies as to what type of gas to put in
> >it. The owner's manual says a minimum of 91 octane, but I've heard on
> >different websites that regular gas is okay. Does anyone know for
> >sure?
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >Laura M.

>
> Check out
www.hondapilot.org. There were reports that Honda had
> issued a correction for the part in the manual which specifies the 2K5
> Pilot to use 91 octane gas. From what I read, they're saying that 87,
> the usual regular gas octane rating, is what's recommended.
>
> I didn't read it carefully since I have a '03, but go have a look.
> Most likely wanna do a search for "2005 AND octane".


Thanks Connor for the info. I just checked and evidentally the manual
did have a misprint. It's okay to use gas higher than 86 octane. I
appreciate your reply.
 




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