Are there any tuning modifications for '01 TL to run on regular vs premium gas?

Asked by Sep 25, 2015 at 01:20 PM about the 2001 Acura TL

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2001 TL with 120K miles and have been using premium gas.
Are there any tuning modifications for '01 TL to run on regular vs premium gas?

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you can use reg if you limp it around.....

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Dropping down an octane or 2 will be a problem with spark detonation. This could cause holes in your Pistons. This detonation is also called spark knock. 93-92 octane to 89 is OK, with no modifications. but no lower to 83-84. Premium gas cars have higher compression ratios. Changing Pistons to run a lower octane gas is expensive & an a engine rebuild!

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