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Is there a down side to running Premium Gas in the Wing?

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yes - waste of money
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I've tried both. Mine likes Ethanol free regular the best.
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No downside that I'm aware of. I use it all the time.
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YEA YA EAT MORE SPAGHETTI AND LESS STEAK. GUESS IF YA LIKE TO WASTE MONEY COULD PUT IN YOUR LAWNMOWER TOO.

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The down side is the Wing was designed to run regular unleaded not premium.
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I was told by a well respected engine tuner in Jacksonville that continued use of high test gas in my new pickup would cause excessive carbon build-up in the combustion chamber. He told me that engines designed to run on regular gas needed the higher combustion chamber temps to burn off excessive carbon. Makes sense to me so I quite using high test. I assume the same would apply to the GL1800 engine as well. Flame suit on.

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