Yes, changing the air filter will help. It is normal for it to say to run 87 octane, they don't want to try and sell a car that they state requires premium(even though the turbo model really does). Depending on how you drive a tune may even increase mileage, I have heard of that before. Honestly driving habits matter the most for mileage in my opinion. Don't be stomping on it after every red light or stop sign, and coast down speed often. Use cruise control.This is my work car i drive around 25000 miles per year will just changing air filter help .bought the car with only 6 miles on it notice with 87 octane has hesitation with 91 octane very smooth owners manual said 87 is recommended is this normal
How much of a difference in fuel economy though. Those tunes are hundreds of dollars are they really worth it ?Welcome Aboard!
Premium fuel and an MPG tune could both help. You will need to experiment with your Cruze to be sure though.
BNR, Trifecta or ZZP may have the tune you want. Look in our sponsor section: Vendor Member Section (close as I can get there for some reason unknown to mankind, but just scroll down a bit until you see it.)
Many don't anymore. Every 5.7L Hemi says 89. Says it can run on 87, but is designed for 89 for optimum power and efficiency.The owners manuals have always said 87 octane.
Since at least 1967. Is the earliest manual I've had.
The hesitation you're noticing on 87 octane is the car throwing away energy to avoid damaging the engine. This reduces MPG as a side effect. I know 91 octane can be considerably more expensive so give 89 a shot. Try at least two consecutive full tanks of each grade and then decide which is the best price to performance (in your case MPG) for your driving style and environment.This is my work car i drive around 25000 miles per year will just changing air filter help .bought the car with only 6 miles on it notice with 87 octane has hesitation with 91 octane very smooth owners manual said 87 is recommended is this normal
My uncle bought his 10 ram2500 new and my aunt bought her 14 traverse new.Many don't anymore. Every 5.7L Hemi says 89. Says it can run on 87, but is designed for 89 for optimum power and efficiency.
Cars will run on 87, since knock sensors exist, but most (especially those that are turbocharged) prefer something more.