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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan Auto

2002 Nissan Maxima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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July 10, 2013, 7:26 am

Candy B
 

Question: I'm about to purchase a Nissan Maxima recommend gas is premium can I still use regular without damag

I'm going to purchase a pre owned nissan maxima that recommends premium gas can I use regular


July 16, 2013, 9:48 am

Ron W
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If it recommends Premium, that's really what you should use. If you don't, will still run and drive, but you may have issues with ignition pre-detination (Pinging) and/or state emission failures.


Check the owner's manual as it may say that the high grade fuel is recommended, but regular is fine. In that case, you can use whichever you like.


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