Proper Fuel for my 2014 Countryman S All~4 - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Countryman


MINI Countryman MINI Countryman 2010 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 07:23 AM
SGT Slaughter & Farm Girl
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA, New Jersey
Posts: 193
Local Time: 08:21 AM
United States Male
Question Proper Fuel for my 2014 Countryman S All~4

The wife and I always ran 87 to 89 octane in our 2009 Hardtop (non Turbo), I told her the other day that "WE MUST USE 92 or 93 octane in our new Mini S because the Turbo needs it". She got upset at the Xtra money we would have to spend.

If you punch out the numbers real quick it's only about $2.30 to $2.50 more for a full tank @ 12.4 gallons. 92 octane the other day was $3.54.

So tell me I'm right folks that 92~93 is a must???????
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 08:03 AM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,882
Local Time: 01:21 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Mini_drive (original)
The wife and I always ran 87 to 89 octane in our 2009 Hardtop (non Turbo), I told her the other day that "WE MUST USE 92 or 93 octane in our new Mini S because the Turbo needs it". She got upset at the Xtra money we would have to spend.

Perhaps it would have gone down better if you had said I WILL FILL IT UP for you dear when it needs doing you never need to bother, so the correct fuel is used?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 10:39 AM
SGT Slaughter & Farm Girl
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA, New Jersey
Posts: 193
Local Time: 08:21 AM
United States Male
White Cooper That's a good one.......

Seems like we're always together when getting fuel!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 03:35 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Across the pond
Posts: 67
Local Time: 08:21 AM
Canada Male
I use premium fuel in my non-turbo but i believe 91 is what is recommended in the Owners Manual. For the small additional cost its worth the difference.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 05:32 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,578
Local Time: 01:21 PM
United Kingdom Male
Sometimes you get better fuel economy with the premium fuels so the extra cost is less of an issue......that reasoning/excuse should also keep the wife happy!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Mar 8th, 2014, 05:58 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,882
Local Time: 01:21 PM
United Kingdom Male
I always use the top quality brand and highest octane I can get, does it make any difference to the car? nope! cant notice a darn thing, but it makes you feel better knowing youre doing the right thing.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Mar 9th, 2014, 10:02 AM
SGT Slaughter & Farm Girl
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA, New Jersey
Posts: 193
Local Time: 08:21 AM
United States Male
DIY Premium Fuel

I'll get to use the higher octane, I think it's tough to see a .30 difference when it's posted on the board. It's not so bad when you look at it as a bit under $3.00 total.

I know they suggested it for my 09 non Turbo HardTop but the manuel said it well not be hurt by the lower octane fuel, so we did it.

Turbo is a different ball game though.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Corrosion of Window Regulators
Today 12:18 PM
Last post by niallquinn1967
Today 12:18 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
autyomatic transmission fluid
Today 12:03 PM
Last post by cantfindthegenepool
Today 12:03 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
Mini loses power and leaves me on the motorway
Yesterday 08:49 AM
Last post by misstic79
Today 11:59 AM
2 Replies, 227 Views
posting in ads
Today 11:40 AM
Last post by cantfindthegenepool
Today 11:40 AM
0 Replies, 14 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by Captain5691
Today 11:37 AM
7 Replies, 851 Views
De-crudding my paintwork
Jul 12th, 2014 01:35 PM
Last post by LA3195
Today 10:10 AM
10 Replies, 640 Views
Looking for Mini-experienced mechanic / garage
Today 03:07 AM
Last post by halesowenmum
Today 03:07 AM
0 Replies, 133 Views
Visual boot radio
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by jamie w
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Yesterday 10:06 PM
1 Replies, 144 Views
Mini One 2004 COnvertible Window Problem
Nov 24th, 2013 06:08 PM
by bryanuk
Last post by duncanwood
Yesterday 09:38 PM
1 Replies, 633 Views
Convertible roof problem.
Mar 16th, 2006 03:51 PM
Last post by duncanwood
Yesterday 09:25 PM
12 Replies, 30,029 Views
mini connected HELP
Yesterday 06:39 PM
by jamie w
Last post by jamie w
Yesterday 06:39 PM
0 Replies, 161 Views
MINI Cooper 07 R Version
Yesterday 12:17 PM
Last post by SADAMS1980
Yesterday 01:38 PM
2 Replies, 216 Views
Liquid Yellow MINI Cooper poll and showcase! Show your LY MINI pictures here!
Jan 30th, 2005 05:53 AM
Last post by wiesel59
Yesterday 12:10 PM
117 Replies, 48,222 Views
HELP!!! Replacing rear seats.
Jul 26th, 2014 05:14 PM
Last post by Angib
Yesterday 10:05 AM
1 Replies, 269 Views
Jcw question!
Jul 26th, 2014 04:34 PM
by E2J
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:34 AM
3 Replies, 261 Views
Power Steering Pump DIY
Oct 23rd, 2008 07:22 PM
Last post by Amithlon
Yesterday 09:05 AM
52 Replies, 63,361 Views
Separated harmonic balancer
Yesterday 02:17 AM
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 07:03 AM
1 Replies, 169 Views
Has anybody chipped/re-mapped a petrol countryman one?
Jul 25th, 2014 04:52 PM
Last post by Caveman
Jul 26th, 2014 09:50 PM
2 Replies, 293 Views
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by miniuy
Jul 26th, 2014 08:52 PM
4 Replies, 729 Views
Need Help Removing Interior Trim On Mini R56
Jul 26th, 2014 03:51 PM
by Quinnn
Last post by Quinnn
Jul 26th, 2014 03:51 PM
0 Replies, 241 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:21 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2