About 300 miles so far on this tank. Should go the full 400 without breakin’ a sweat.
Somethings to note:
- Pre-ignition (pinging aka dieseling) very extreme for the first 50 miles, especially when starting off from a start.
- Power is way down. I mean, a HUGE drop off
- Overall driveability isn’t that hot. Freeway cruising speeds (55+) are ok, but in stop and go not so much.
- Shudder at idle with the A/C running has diminished some, but it is not entirely gone.
I know I said 2 tanks on the 87, but Roxy is really not enjoying it all. I am going to go up to the mid-grade stuff (here in SoCal that is 89 octane) and see if there is any improvement in overall driveability.
I was really positive on this working out. But I just don’t think cars were made to run on California-summertime-laced-with-ethonol gasoline. More research shall ensue.
And, driving home this afternoon. Spotted Roxy’s brother/sister. Another VR/W MC heading south on Hwy. 73 from I405. I would have given chase, but was feeling cheap and didn’t want to pay the $4.25 for toll. Still cool to spot another VR on the road.