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Old 9th April 2010, 09:49   #1
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I have got myself a new Gypsy. The car was purchased in Feb 2010 and I have driven about 460 kms till now. First servicing has been done. The technical guys at the Maruti Service Station as well as the dealers specialist, adviced me to only fill the tank with ördinary petrol, while I was planning to use the premium petrol or octane, whichever.

Kindly advice, is there any reason why ordinary petrol should be used in a new gypsy, rather than the higher priced premium petrol ?

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Regular fuel should work just fine, i was never a fan of premium petrol coz it never gave me good results in BLR. I prefer adding System G once in a while along with regular petrol instead.

On the other hand, premium petrol is no way gonna harm the engine, it will only affect your wallet!
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So that means, I can use ORDINARY PETROL for the GYPSY without any trouble, and PREMIUM PETROL will actually do me no good ?
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Regular fuel should work just fine, i was never a fan of premium petrol coz it never gave me good results in BLR. I prefer adding System G once in a while along with regular petrol instead.

On the other hand, premium petrol is no way gonna harm the engine, it will only affect your wallet!
All petrol engines are adaptable to regular or high octane fuel. In high octane , better burning and lesser effluent. Hence, it is adviced. You might get a marginal increase in mileage like 1 -2 kmpl. Your engine is more safe with high octane.

I use regularly use high octane in my gypsy, atleast to get 1 kmpl extra. It hurts my pocket but saves a penny
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I have got myself a new Gypsy. The car was purchased in Feb 2010 and I have driven about 460 kms till now.....
Wow a brand new gypsy in Kolkata! From which dealer did you buy? Why not put some photos and some purchase experience?
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All petrol engines are adaptable to regular or high octane fuel. In high octane , better burning and lesser effluent. Hence, it is adviced. You might get a marginal increase in mileage like 1 -2 kmpl. Your engine is more safe with high octane.

I use regularly use high octane in my gypsy, atleast to get 1 kmpl extra. It hurts my pocket but saves a penny
I never had any such luck, right from carb gypsy, carb esteem, iKon and now the crv. Mileage would always be the same and so would the power delivery.

To clarify further, i have only used/experimented with premium petrol which is nothing but regular petrol + additives, not higher octane ones like speed 97 etc.
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