octane use

eyedoc
0

Asked by eyedoc Aug 13, 2009 at 12:16 PM about the 2010 Volkswagen CC

Question type: General

can I use 87 or 89 octane in 4 cyl 2010 vw cc without hurting engine

4 Answers

Jason LeBlanc
185

Volkswagen rarely limits the thier vehicles especially their four cylinders to just using medium of high grade fuels. You should have no problem using any grade of fuel in you volkswagen. use shell 87. It's my favourite for power and mileage. Your vehicle requires a minimum octane rating from fuel to run smoothly because of its ability to ignite the mixure. Octane rating describes fuels willingness to ignite under pressure. Lower grade fuels are actually easier to ignite so in a premium vehicle where the tolerances in the engine are tighter a lower grade fuel may ingnite prematurely due to the pressure in the engine and not due to the firing of the spark plug. This is known as knock(or piston slap) and is very bad for an engine and will eventually lead to complete failure due to a hole in the piston.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
A Facebook user
5

yes u can we use it up in canada ll the time

Jodebg
90

We just purchase a 2010 CC sport 6spd manual. Wondering which grade would be best? If we use Shell 87 octane will we sacrifice power or fuel efficiency- lower miles per gallon compared to 91 or 93 octane?

9 out of 9 people think this is helpful.
spanky081666
75

Look on the Gas Door it should say which is suggested to use. I have a 2012 CC 2.0 Turbo and it suggests 91 or above. I also asksd and it is known that you will not get the best gas mileage under 91. Hope this helps

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

CC
Looking for a Used CC in your area?
CarGurus has 5,118 nationwide CC listings starting at $7,995.
ZIP:

Search Volkswagen CC Questions

Volkswagen CC Experts

#1 johnsok
johnsok
Reputation 270
#2 imperator357
imperator357
Reputation 110
#3 Jodebg
Jodebg
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat"
476 Great Deals out of 27,671 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
993 Great Deals out of 38,420 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi A4"
348 Great Deals out of 11,316 listings starting at $1,795
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,322 Great Deals out of 37,941 listings starting at $1,988
Used Honda Accord"
1,216 Great Deals out of 68,744 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Maxima"
568 Great Deals out of 20,064 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI"
117 Great Deals out of 4,924 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Optima"
526 Great Deals out of 37,817 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
652 Great Deals out of 21,792 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry"
1,350 Great Deals out of 73,544 listings starting at $1,490
Used BMW 5 Series"
438 Great Deals out of 15,094 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion"
1,474 Great Deals out of 71,407 listings starting at $2,795
Used Acura TL"
329 Great Deals out of 6,656 listings starting at $1,900
Used Audi A6"
120 Great Deals out of 8,890 listings starting at $1,992
Used Volkswagen Tiguan"
133 Great Deals out of 5,977 listings starting at $6,500

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Volkswagen CC For Sale
1,267 listings starting at $19,995
2013 Volkswagen CC For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 637 listings starting at $13,943
2012 Volkswagen CC For Sale
96 Great Deals out of 1,302 listings starting at $9,999
2011 Volkswagen CC For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 221 listings starting at $10,949