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I'm a little disturbed after reading the Fuel Recommendation section of the 2014 Nissan Versa. It indicates the following things:

1) unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 should be used, but then it states to research octane number 91.

Is it suggesting to use octane 91 (premium gas)? Is that necessary?


2) It basically states not to use oxygenated gas (ethanol, etc.). But if you do use it, to use no more than 10% ethanol or up tp 15% MTBE.

Are they sh*tting me? This is 2013. This stuff has been in the gas for more than 7 years. From what I've read, more than 95% of gas stations in the U.S. use oxygenated gas. I cannot believe Nissan is even saying this. If I had known this, I would have talked my mom out of even buying a Nissan.

Her previous car (a '98 Ford/Mercury) had nothing but problems using oxygenated gas. The fuel filter and other parts were repeatedly getting gunked up. Water kept getting into something (can't remember what parts) and the car would have start issues. I believe that some of the problems may have had something to do with the oxygenated gas from one of three gas stations (Sheetz, 7-Eleven, or Exxon).

I'm wondering how many problems this Nissan is going to have.

How serious is Nissan about this oxygenated gas? Or is it totally safe to use and they are just being cautious about it?
 

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I'm a little disturbed after reading the Fuel Recommendation section of the 2014 Nissan Versa. It indicates the following things:

1) unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 should be used, but then it states to research octane number 91.

Is it suggesting to use octane 91 (premium gas)? Is that necessary?


2) It basically states not to use oxygenated gas (ethanol, etc.). But if you do use it, to use no more than 10% ethanol or up tp 15% MTBE.

Are they sh*tting me? This is 2013. This stuff has been in the gas for more than 7 years. From what I've read, more than 95% of gas stations in the U.S. use oxygenated gas. I cannot believe Nissan is even saying this. If I had known this, I would have talked my mom out of even buying a Nissan.

Her previous car (a '98 Ford/Mercury) had nothing but problems using oxygenated gas. The fuel filter and other parts were repeatedly getting gunked up. Water kept getting into something (can't remember what parts) and the car would have start issues. I believe that some of the problems may have had something to do with the oxygenated gas from one of three gas stations (Sheetz, 7-Eleven, or Exxon).

I'm wondering how many problems this Nissan is going to have.

How serious is Nissan about this oxygenated gas? Or is it totally safe to use and they are just being cautious about it?
Run E10 87 and you will be fine. This is just normal manual jargon that just has been carried over from year to year. Nissan knows E10 is pretty much the only gas you can get. But they also know there is E15 and E85 out there and they don't want you putting that in the car because it wasn't tested using it.

Sounds like the old 98 ford had issues. You may have problems with your Versa as well but unless you get a bad batch of gas it won't be from the E10. Nothing but E10 in my car and I'm at 135k trouble free miles.
 

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I have not had any gas related problems in mine yet but I have heard that if you can find non ethanol gas you will get better mpg's, I however have never been able to test this myself.
 

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I'm a little disturbed after reading the Fuel Recommendation section of the 2014 Nissan Versa. It indicates the following things:

1) unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 should be used, but then it states to research octane number 91.

Is it suggesting to use octane 91 (premium gas)? Is that necessary?


2) It basically states not to use oxygenated gas (ethanol, etc.). But if you do use it, to use no more than 10% ethanol or up tp 15% MTBE.

Are they sh*tting me? This is 2013. This stuff has been in the gas for more than 7 years. From what I've read, more than 95% of gas stations in the U.S. use oxygenated gas. I cannot believe Nissan is even saying this. If I had known this, I would have talked my mom out of even buying a Nissan.

Her previous car (a '98 Ford/Mercury) had nothing but problems using oxygenated gas. The fuel filter and other parts were repeatedly getting gunked up. Water kept getting into something (can't remember what parts) and the car would have start issues. I believe that some of the problems may have had something to do with the oxygenated gas from one of three gas stations (Sheetz, 7-Eleven, or Exxon).

I'm wondering how many problems this Nissan is going to have.

How serious is Nissan about this oxygenated gas? Or is it totally safe to use and they are just being cautious about it?
You do realize that nearly 95% of cars on the road today from every manufacturer have this warning in the manual right? So no its not just nissan and if you had been following the news lately you would realize that every manufacturer is complaining about the e15 that they are supposed to be putting out is going to destroy and void many engine and warranties.nissan was just giving you fair warning in the manual and you came on here going ballistic on them for no reason
 

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Many of the components in fuel systems aren't technically compatible with ethanol, just ask old car owners about this. However ethanol/alcohol has been in fuel for a long time. The owners manual for my 1987 Porsche even says that they recommend non ethanol fuel but that 10% ethanol content can be used.
 

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I always fill my 2010 Versa HB with 87 octane from the same gasoline chain. Have not had any problems. I noticed they added e85 ethanol pumps and make sure to stay away from them. 85 percent ethanol will ruin your engine even though it is much cheaper.
 
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