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Old September 17th, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Gasoline is really hard to get here in western North Carolina. No hi-test to be had anywhere had to top up with regular Im sure my truck will hate me. This is the first time I have ever used regular fuel in my Defender. How have you all be affected by the fuel shortage?
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Old September 17th, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Gasoline is really hard to get here in western North Carolina. No hi-test to be had anywhere had to top up with regular Im sure my truck will hate me. This is the first time I have ever used regular fuel in my Defender. How have you all be affected by the fuel shortage?
Two tanks full of regular and you will develop a valve tick. Promise! It happened to me with two different trucks!

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Old September 18th, 2008, 01:12 AM
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D90's haven't left the garage, and the Tundra hasn't left the driveway.

I only drive the Subaru to work, and on an as needed basis.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 09:48 AM
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I've never run Hi-test in the truck. No issues at all.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I run regular in my RRC and my 110 with no issues whatsoever.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 10:11 AM
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You can throw some fuel additive in the tank such as Lucas to compensate for the crappy fuel
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Old September 18th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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I have a valve tick too...oh wait, it's a diesel.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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diesel is actually cheaper than regular fuel here for the first time in over a year so I've been driving the D-90 instead of the Honda Transportation Appliance....
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Phillip, you will be fine... No worries. Add a little lucas. I have run 87, rarely but I have without any issues.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:42 PM
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The Maryland Governor had the "heavy" fuel thats usually only sold in the winter months made available to avoid any shortages here.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 11:18 PM
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87 will be fine unless you are really flogging it or towing and even then it will probably still be fine.
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