What gas does a 2009 Dodge Challenger take?

What gas does a 2009 Dodge Challenger take?

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EPA MPG Regular Gasoline 19 combined city/highway MPG 16 city 25 highway 5.3 gals/100 miles
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Does the Challenger RT require premium fuel?

AFuel Octane Saga is currently swirling around our 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. “The 5.7L engine (with manual transmission) is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when using high-quality premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher.”

Can you put 87 gas in Hellcat?

Cowland adds, “Different manufacturers employ different strategies relative to running engines on higher octane fuel than recommended. Your Hellcat may not love regular fuel, but it will run fine if you happen to fill it with regular.

What happens if you put 93 octane in a 87 octane car?

Putting 93 octane fuel in an 87 octane car wastes money but won’t harm the car. If you put 87 octane in a 93 octane car, you could cause pinking and damage the engine.

Can high octane fuel damage an engine?

The higher octane gives premium gas greater resistance to early fuel ignition, which can result in potential damage, sometimes accompanied by audible engine knocking or pinging. If you use premium fuel because your engine knocks on regular, you are treating the symptom, not the cause.

Does higher octane clean your engine?

Does higher-octane gas clean engines better? Not really. The EPA mandates that all gas, no matter the octane level or brand, add cleaning agents. In other words, all levels of gas and all brands carry similar cleaning agents.

What happens if you 87 instead of 91?

If you usually fill your tank up with 87-octane gasoline and you accidentally put in a higher octane blend (say, 91, 92, or 93), don’t worry. You’re actually filling your car or truck with a different blend of gas, which means it will burn differently in your engine.

Is it bad to mix gas from different stations?

Gas stations use different additives in most cases, but there is nothing wrong with mixing stations, or even octane ratings. If you mix 93 and 87 you get 90, mix 89 and 93 you get 91.

Does premium gas last longer?

Sadly, there’s nothing in premium gasoline that would make it last longer than other fuels from the pump. Since the distinguishing feature is the higher-octane levels, the only real benefit you gain is lowering the chance of engine knocking, which isn’t much of a threat on most modern fuel systems.

Can you accidentally put diesel in a petrol car?

If you put diesel into a petrol car, the potential damage isn’t as severe but it will still cause your engine to smoke a bit and run badly, so it’s best to get the diesel out as soon as possible. By not turning your engine on you can save yourself a lot of hassle and make the repair man’s job a lot easier.

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