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Old Mar 8th, 2014, 07:23 AM
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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???????
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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?
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Old Mar 8th, 2014, 10:39 AM
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White Cooper That's a good one.......

Seems like we're always together when getting fuel!!!!!
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Old Mar 8th, 2014, 03:35 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 8th, 2014, 05:32 PM
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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!
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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.
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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.
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