does premium gas harm nissan sentra 2009 car

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Asked by Dec 07, 2014 at 01:15 AM about the 2009 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have nissan sentra 2009 car.does premium gas harm my engine if used

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27,435

Although your car definitely does NOT require Premium Unleaded Gas (Unlike my Infiniti G37, which does)...You can't harm the Sentra by using a higher grade of gas. In the future though..save your $$ and just get Regular Unleaded Gas!

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No ... it can't hurt the car ... but it can hurt your wallet

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reason is when I used premium gas once, i felt lot of performance increase and i reached good speed under less rpm too but as per manufacturer, recommended is regular gas. Can you tell me if you are a car mechanic or something.

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27,435

I'm not an auto mechanic, but just telling you what I believe makes sense. If I had a Nissan Sentra with a 2.0L 16 valve 4 cylinder, there's no way that I'd waste $$ on premium gas (not even if I had the more upscale and faster '09 Sentra Spec-V model with the 2.5L 4 cylinder)...But if you feel that the car performs better using it...then go for it. Here's something to check out on the subject: http://blog.truecar.com/2011/03/03/premium-vs-regular-gas/

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Because the higher octane fuel is better at controlling preignition, your engine doesn't have to worry so much about backfire. When a car gets preignition, which is not as bad as a backfire but is not as good as an engine without preignition, it does not performs as well. Also, while most engines, unless recommended by the manufacturer, are not harmed by a lower grade fuel. Therefore, if you are willing to spend the big bucks because you want a smoother running motor, that's fine. If you are short on cash, you can go back to regular until you can afford something better.

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Gas shortage on regular and mid grade only gas at pump is premium.

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