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what octane in 00 RC51...i have no idea?

i got 87 at the house, but wanna go to the gas station...what i need? my 929rr was 86 octane but i put in 87.

need help?!
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put the highest grade available in.

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86 octane? They dont sell anything less than 87 in Kansas City. 87 89 91 and thats it. 1 station buy our airport has 93

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WTF? Wow, that's pretty low octane! Higher=better, lower=potential damage!
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Per the owner's manual, it needs 91 RON or better.
For myself, I always go for the highest octane at the pump.
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station close to me had 87 89 and 93...i got 93. my 929rr didnt have a highcompression motor, ownersmanufal stated 86. it was odd no one belived me but it ran better on 87 and my friends 954rr on 93. i got a big servie manual for the RC but no place i looked would it tell me what grade of fuel to use.

thanks guys...i love this thing!
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station close to me had 87 89 and 93...i got 93. my 929rr didnt have a highcompression motor, ownersmanufal stated 86. it was odd no one belived me but it ran better on 87 and my friends 954rr on 93. i got a big servie manual for the RC but no place i looked would it tell me what grade of fuel to use.

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Mine had a sticker on the tank that said 91 or better...

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91 and up is what you need to run in that beast

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station close to me had 87 89 and 93...i got 93. my 929rr didnt have a highcompression motor, ownersmanufal stated 86. it was odd no one belived me but it ran better on 87 and my friends 954rr on 93. i got a big servie manual for the RC but no place i looked would it tell me what grade of fuel to use.

thanks guys...i love this thing!
It's in the owners manual, not the service manual. I checked that first.
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