Jeebers! You got off easy!
So she dislikes some of the inlaws, and jokes about how stupid you can be - that is like "Level 1" on the open-ended "Email Things I Didn't Want To Find" scale!!
Think of all the stuff that COULD have been in there...(aaargh!)
She's not rhapsodizing to her friends...
I'm on my fourth year with my '8 as a daily driver, premixing since Day One.
unDummy summed it up very well - as you see from the manual, you can just use 'whatever' in the engine.
The real engine-saver is your pre-mix, the injection system on the RX-8 was calibrated way too conservatively...
All the replies are right, except that last one about % of "octane".....
There may actually be NO "octane" in your gas.
Octane is a specific paraffin molecule that may be in gasoline, and has little to do with it's "Octane Number".
The refinery blends the two grades, and the pump mixes...
I was under the impression that none of the Subaru motors were interference, but according to the Gates Catalog, I am wrong - looks like yours would be one of them. <a href="http://www.gates.com/downloads/download_common.cfm?file=TBR05.pdf&folder=brochure" target="_blank">Gates Link....</a>
There are a lot around, we have 20+ <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />.....
<a href="Mine....." target="_blank">http://www.westernoilsands.com/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=269</a>
Don't just spray the bulb you see in the MAF, that's just a temperature varistor, shoot the spray up into the MAF body, the fine wires there are the actual sensor element.
....and NO q-tips! Ever.
I'm with the BusterMan - how do you come up with this theory that 5w20 is a cause of any engine failures?
You are in the wrong forum to start bashing 5W20 oils - they have proven over and over to be excellent lubes, and to cool better than a 30 weight.
Your claim that EVERY RX-8 owner is having...
Sounds like a lot of hogwash -
I think every refinery in the US has an "alky" unit, either sulphuric based or HF based - it's not magic, it's a part of every brand out there.....
Wish you were right, Rob, but any significant water in a 10% blend will make a bad situation worse - the ethanol gloms onto the water and separates out.
Now your pump is picking up 100% watery alcohol.....been there, T-shirt aquired.
Last time I was in Canadian Tire, a couple of young guys parked their Fiat X19 in the next row, and the huge cloud of blue smoke lasted long after they had entered the store.
As I headed to the checkout with my items, I passed them in the oil aisle, carrying a case each of that Nugold...