Don't take this the wrong way. How are you calculating it? That's just nuts! I can't see how it could be so bad!
Actually the top speed on the car is 144 mph. My buddy hit 135 mph on the way to Cali and has a pic to proove it. You are probably getting shut down by the PCM because you are PINGING all over the place for using 87 octane I could have sworn you needed to use 91 octane or higher, shit it's not like it has forced induction...Blu_Redline said:I just turned 900 miles on the Redline tonight and filled up for the second time to check milage. It was 23 mpg and the first time I checked it was 24 mpg, using 87 octane exclusively. I don't race red light to red light, but I do excellerate heavily on the interstate and going down the ramps merging with traffic. Then there are the 2 times I found the rev limiter kicks in at 127 mph.(that has to hurt fuel economy) I only have one "race" to my credit on this car and this last tank of gas. It was Saturday night against some V6 Accura sedan with dual exhaust that had the huge fart can mufflers switched out. We were leaving out of the HIN in Cleveland heading west on I-480 when I pulled up beside him in 4th. He nailed it, so did I and the Redline pulled ahead and left him. He gave up at around 115mph and I took it to 125 and coasted. He came up on me trying to do a "flyby" and I equaled his speed @ 85, he tried again to pass me and I left him hanging a second time. He gave up again around 115, I guess that must be the rev limit on that car. Anyway, a Redline owns V6 Accuras (stock for stock). Disclaimer: I do not promote or condone street racing, but sometimes $*!t happens.
True, but the key word you said was recommend. A lot of cars that use premium can run off of the cheap shit, their PCM's are usually designed to retard timing or not run as much boost (if FI). I knew some young guy who was running 87 in his Evo 8, he couldn't for the life of him figure out why he wasn't hitting his full boost. I told him to use the recommend 91 octane and a lot of his problems would dissapear. What do you know, that fixed the problem.scooter said:Saturn says it is safe to use 87 octane in the Red Line. They just recommend 91 or higher. I filled our first one (1st Red Line on the lot) up w/ 87 octane. *what was I thinkin* Then on the second tank I filled it up w/ 93 octane. You can feel a difference.
Barry has hit the 135MPH mark too!