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Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

I have a 2007 Maxima SL. Which grade gasoline to you guys recommend. I used to put 87 octane than it was suggested I put 93 octane. So what is the best one. Obviously 93 is best but is it overkill?
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Not overkill. Use 93.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

Premium is "recommend" and overall it doesn't really cost that much more so I say use it.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

most of the guys on here are a lot more knowledgable about such things than i am, but here is my real life newbie opinion. when i bought my 07 the owner before me ran 87 octane and said no problem. but when i would accelerate aggressively, a TON of crap would come out of the exhaust. i'm talking it looked like i ran off the side of the road and left a cloud of dirt and dust behind me. i started using 91 or 93 octane and after a couple of weeks there was no more dirt coming out of the exhaust. now you can read a lot of stuff about the technical side of engine wear, benefits of higher octane, etc., but to me my experience is what makes me always use 91 or 93 octane.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

Shell VPower FTW!!!

I've used all gasses and all octanes for experimental purposes, especially when I first got it. With lower octanes I've noticed: accelerator response is lessened, takes a little longer to start up, more engine noise (not the good kind), decreased fuel economy.. and so on.
There truly is no reason to use anything less than 93 octane. It's recommended, and has proven beneficial in many aspects, such as keeping the fuel injectors clean. And as drastic as the price difference SEEMS, a $60 fillup would have only been like $57 or $58 with 87 octane. :/ Think about it..

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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

There's a thread on this that is discussed pretty thoroughly, 93 octane will give you a much cleaner engine, and 2-4 more MPG..its worth it.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

The VQ35DE runs optimal with 93. Recommended not required. I made a thread on it a while back.

I would never put anything less than 93. Plus if you do a timing advance with anything less than 93, you will get some knocking.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

With the way the economy is right now, I say whatever you can afford.
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

Do the 93O. You're gonna spend over $50 to fill it up, what's an extra $5 to know you're putting in better fuel for your engine...
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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

Up here in Canada, i only have Vpower which is 91 octane, my car was a rental before and I know damn well it was only filled with 87 octane then. It ran fine then (I work for Enterprise Rent-a-car) I kept a close eye on her till I bought it with 30000kms on it. I've always used Vpower in all my vehicles probably cause my first job was a gas station attendant at Shell lol.
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thanks everyone for your advice. thats what i love about this forum. i trust your knowledge of these cars.

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Default Re: 2007 Maxima SL - What Type Fuel

I have an 07 and I will only run Shell 93, or Sunoco 94 octane. My wife will only put economy in her Altima 2.5...every now and then when I fill up her Altima, I'll put 93 in it. The car idles and runs more smoothly with the 93 octane fuel.
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We can only get 91 here in Cali.
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